Will Thorne is living a nightmare, his sanity slowly being drained away by a force he can't control. His talents have made him the perfect assassin for hire. But as he loses his grip on reality, there is no calming him—until he finds his next target: the mysterious Holly Evernight.
Love must cast aside the shadows . . .
Holly cannot fathom who would put a contract on her life, yet the moment she touches Will, the connection between them is elemental, undeniable—and she's the only one who can tame his bouts of madness. But other assassins are coming for Holly. Will must transform from killer to protector and find the man who wants Holly dead . . . or his only chance for redemption will be lost.
Will Thorne is a demon who has utilised his unique skills to work as an assassin but he is no longer whole! Taken captive and experimented on, his body is forever altered and as he struggles to maintain his life and sanity; all he holds onto is his desire for revenge. He remembers the woman, Evernight, from his incarceration and knows she is the creator of the foul device that's stealing his mind and it's only his desire to make her pay that keeps him going.
Holly Evernight may be human but she's an elemental and has the ability to transmute base metals and use them as she wills. She is being targeted by assassins when Will Thorne suddenly arrives at her home. She knows his suffering is partially her fault, but had no idea just how far his body was deteriorating. Will's very sanity is crumbling as his body painfully succumbs to the never ending pain wrecking it and yet curiously enough, with just the touch of Holly's hand, blissful relief swamps his system. Realising Will could help her find out who is targeting her, Holly offers him a bargain, help her track down her would be killer in return for the power of her healing touch. However, nothing is ever that straightforward on the dark streets of London and the person who wants her dead is closer than they both realise!
Oo, I loved Evernight! It's definitely another winner and please read these books in order as the journey is quite simply superb! This was such a passionate story with a gorgeous, growly and very sexy hero in Will but Holly is no demure and retiring miss! Oh no, she may live in a time of propriety but underneath her petticoats is a very sensual woman who is determined to experience all that life has to offer.
Fabulous plot and a pace that didn't let up. Interesting characters and I can't wait to read what happens next. Each of these books has it's own unique style and I'm always surprised but I'm never disappointed. Such a wonderful ride and long may this series continue. A huge recommendation!