Eons ago, Kalum, an angel and demon hybrid, nearly wiped out humanity after a betrayal. Divine and supernatural forces conspired to imprison him in a cave with a single clue to his freedom: “A human life spilled will release him, but an immortal sacrifice will set him free.”
When Kalum escapes and finds himself trapped in a larger prison, present-day Kara Creek, Maine, he bumps into the elusive Genevieve. Not only immune to his unique abilities, she also seems to have a direct line to the beings who imprisoned him a thousand years ago-and apparently, they want her to help him.
Kalum’s only desire is to blend into this new modern world and solve the mystery of his freedom, but he cannot deny the longing he feels for his rescuer. Risking exposure, he delves into the mystery of Genevieve. Meanwhile, much larger forces put the entire world in danger under the terms of a divine bet for the souls of humanity. Will Genevieve bring him peace in this strange world? Or will the world burn as he finds out?
This story is a fabulous mix of Twilight and Afterlife Saga with its own added take on Paranormal Romance Fiction. Upon starting this read, it is almost like reading a mix of paranormal romance, fantasy fiction, a little history thrown in, and a tad supernatural. Many references boggle the mind but leave you very connected to the characters. The author does a great job reeling you into the story with clues about an immortal sacrifice, a sweet slow-burn romance, and characters that make you want to keep reading. I really like her take on Kalum, the hybrid, and his fascination with Genevieve, the human. This story is an adult read with characters that are later in life. This story gets a little steamy, swoony, and a lot action-packed as these characters navigate the paranormal and human world.
This book begins to form an exciting perspective. Kalum is running toward Kara Creek, but as the surroundings are described, they are new to him, and his descriptions take some guessing from the reader.
Despite his appearance and thoughts, he has some form of paranormal powers; we are unsure what he is precisely yet. But he does meet a woman while running toward the city. Genevieve is kind but strong; she works for herself and understands his circumstances. She is human.
His mix-up of language and idioms in this is comical. Kalum is so very old-fashioned and is still comprehending modern society. Genevieve is an enigma; she is fun and full of life but shies away from romance. As he assimilates, we learn more about his past and this curse. I hope we find out more about the immortal sacrifice and what must be done to appease it.
Kalum is very naive about women and relationships. Still, it is fun to watch him blunder it, and she is definitely playing hard to get. His supernatural powers are Twilight and little Afterlife-like, sometimes imitating Draven more than Edward. This book has other plotlines, and the slow-burn romance is like a mysterious puzzle to solve with only one clue. Also, I’m totally rooting for this romance to get steamy. Finally, the end of this book finally gets steamy, but it isn’t well described. This book gets action-packed right at the end, as Karma is an actual witch with a B. But I do love how this story ended. I look forward to more books by this author, as I have greatly enjoyed this one.
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