February 21st 2012
He can be a slave to his past…or allow her love to free him.
There’s such a thing as too much change. Emma’s sister is mated. Revolution is brewing in her home realm. The last straw: her would-be mate is back from the dead and back under her skin—yet when it comes to the last five years, he’s not talking.
Desperate for a chance to start her own life, she answers the queen’s call to ensure equality for all of Askara’s newly freed slaves. It’s the perfect opportunity to escape a heartbreak in the making named Harper.
Harper loses a piece of his fractured soul when Emma walks away. His lies were meant to protect her from torturous years that drove him to the point of madness. Instead, when he comes to her a year later to help avert a crisis in a freed-slave community, the wedge those lies drove between them is firmly in place.
As their new lives collide with old wounds, they race to stop a threat that could not only destroy the queen, but send Harper back to the hell he escaped. Emma must decide if the man she still loves deserves equal rights to her heart.
This title contains torn pants, ripped gowns, and sand in uncomfortable places. It also includes one overcompensating villain, one gnarly priest, and two battered hearts willing to give this thing called love one last chance.
Evermine continues the tale started in Everlong and I'm happy to have read the two titles back to back. My first thoughts went tot he cover of Evermine because Emma has curly blonde hair and not the straight features. It's peanuts to think of but a thought present nonetheless. Jumping into the storyline, which I enjoyed very much, contains real conflicts. In this world glamour is a tool, a shield, and even a weapon. Both Emma and Harper alike have been through the wringer. Harper, thought to be dead for five years is back. In book one it came as a shock to me that he was in love with Emma and not whom I originally thought the Author was building up to. However, Emma is an amazing character and I've quickly come to love her and want to see her happy. So when she avoids 'who' will make her most happy for a year I want nothing more than to read of a reunion. And that is what readers will receive- yay!
My previous worries about book one were the voice (age) of the characters, timeline and setting. I will say that those worries have been settled. All in all, absolutely entertaining to read and I look forward to more.
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