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"The days, I can forget, baby doll. But the nights" his voice dropped to a hoarse growl, filled with intense feeling, "the nights will be torture knowing I won't have this for eternity."
I wish I could end the review here cause that one word describes it all, but ok, I'll make an effort :D
I totally and absolutely loved this book
I totally and absolutely loved the story and KA's view on werewolves
I totally and absolutely loved Callum
I liked Sonia
I totally and absolutely loved Lucien and Leah cameos
I totally and absolutely want to read the third book from this series - NOW!
In his wolf form, and running from hunters through the forest, Callum finds a little girl who ends up saving his life
She isn't afraid of him as a wolf, and thinks he's "her puppy", so she takes him to her parents' cabin where he manages to heal.
But destiny had something else for them too, they were soulmates, prophecised by their Oracle, and a part of the big Prophecy, mentioned in the previous book.
Thirty years later, Sonia still remembers "her puppy", and has dreams of her handsome wolf, vivid hot dreams (lucky her ).
Callum wants to claim her as soon as possible, because there is a war coming, and he needs his queen by his side. The only problem is: she's human, and human females need courtship.
But, of course, it doesn't go according to plan (does it ever) when someone breaks into Sonia's house and tries to rape/kill her.
And there came Callum to the rescue!!
Now there is only one teeny tiny problem
He has a week to get to know her, explain everything and make her think he's not absolutely crazy when he says he's King of his nation
"Callum showing her physically what it meant to support her during her times of struggle by holding her close, holding her strong. Showing her in ways she didn't understand and couldn't put her finger on that he stood between her and pain. Perhaps not able to halt it completely but he would be there to cushion the blow."
I am going swoony just at the mention of his name
He's the King, and has waited for over thirty years to claim his mate. Now that he has her with him, he doesn't know what destiny was thinking, pairing them together. They couldn't be more opposite!
But, of course, as time passes, Sonia shows her temper, and that he likes , and next to his overprotective instincts, he slowly falls in love with her.
I think the hardest was to read his reactions to her injections. Just awful. I kinda felt bad more for him than her! I'm crazy, I know
Sometimes I wanted to kick his ass for not explaining everything to Sonia. Yeah, man, I know it can be overwhelming, but she has to know! And it just leads to fighting and bad stuff :(
The ending, OMG the ending. I think my heart broke and again, I think I felt more bad for him, poor baby
But it turned out so so so wonderful I cried happy tears :D
"You have to know, I didn't think I would feel that way at first but every fucking second I was with you I realized it more and more. Every day, I would wake up and think you were perfect and every night I'd go to sleep thinking, somehow, during the day, you got even more perfect. If I could have wished what I thought was my perfect mate on the wind and had her come back to me in a storm, I could never have come up with anything as exquisite as you."
I liked her. A lot. But still, most of the time I just hated the fact that she misinterpreted every f*cking thing there was to misinterpret in this book. I KNOW it's not her fault, I understand it all, she was pushed into an unknown world, surrounded by people who said the craziest things, and expected to marry/mate with a guy she just met in a week!
BUT! In my brain, it all led to heartbreak and fighting and everything, and she was the one where it all came from. So yeah. I just wanted her to know it all and think straight for once!
Her disease - I knew from the beginning what it was and I just couldn't understand why would they do that to her. Still kinda don't, but oh well. Poor Sonia.
Well, as I said, the ending was brilliant, first it ripped my heart out, then glued it back together
And made me love them all the more
The teaser was wicked! I want to know more! I want to read more, now!
So thanks KA for this awesome paranormal series, I hope there's gonna be more than 3 books in here <3 I'd love to see Ryon's story
Here's just one more quote and pic for the end:
"My glorious queen, I told you we'd have a beautiful life, you and I."
One night, Callum is driven into the woods by instinct, an instinct to protect. In the form of wolf, he meets a young human child who he is instantly drawn to in a fierce way he doesn’t quite understand.
Sonia Arlington has lived a lonely life. She has certain abilities that make her strange and she has a rare disease that, if untreated, could kill her. Her father makes her vow that she will never let others discover her abilities. This forces Sonia to stay distant, always guarding against exposure.
Intelligence leaks that Sonia is Callum’s human mate. He is now King of the Werewolves and has war on his hands. He’s forced to claim his mate and integrate Sonia into a world that is strange and frightening.
As Sonia attempts to adjust, Callum attempts to cope with the knowledge that his mate is mortal. He will have her beauty and gentleness only the length of a mortal life making their union unbearably bitter even as Sonia makes it unbelievably sweet.