Eliana Sawyer’s life was rocked from its foundation twice in as many years. She risked her heart and had it shattered into a thousand pieces when Malik left her with no warning. While she’d normally raise her chin and ignore the pain, she can’t forget what he gave her before he disappeared from her life.
Malik Ward is a prince amongst the lion shifters and knows that one day he will have to take a mate. Only, his people can never mate with humans. Under the mistaken impression that Eliana was only human, he forced himself to leave before they’d crossed a line and he broke his vow to his people. Now that he knows the truth about Eliana, however, it will take more than groveling to win back the one woman fated to be his.
While Eliana and Malik embark on a new sensuous path that might lead to disaster, the realms aren’t ready to allow the final lightning-struck human to be enveloped into their fold. The couple will have to combat those plotting against them, as well as the broken promises and heated emotions they share.
Warning: Contains a Leo with a bite that’s worse than his roar, a woman with one last chance at the life she’s always dreamt of, a flame that could extinguish with the wrong sacrifice, and the final journey in the bestselling Dante’s Circle series.
It took me back to the beginning when the friends were all struck by magical lightening awakening all sorts of delicious things. Eliana seemed to be the only one for whom a happy ending seemed just a distant dream. Deserted by Malik the man she loves, heavily pregnant, and knowing that a destiny she could have embraced, will never happen.
I waited so long for this and if frank feel a little cheated. It's just so much shorter than I wanted. Eliana and Malik were just such star-crossed lovers, both believing the other to be an ordinary human. Malik hid his shifter side and fiercely felt a sense of duty to his people but had no idea Eliana had the capacity to become his mate. Eliana knew she could change and become something amazing if she mated with someone paranormal but her heart cries out for Malik. Now Malik is back and he's an insufferable arrogant fool who expects Eliana to forgive and forget, oh, and mate him of course! Well, it is a romance and pregnancy hormones were clearly at work because Eliana wants Malik and all’s forgiven. Slight problem though as not everyone wants a happy ending for the couple.
I do like the story even though I wanted to attack Malik with a blunt object initially. What I didn't like was the pace. Everything seemed so quick, touch my kindle and it's the next page and we're moving on! The couple seemed to resolve their problems too easily and I felt they deserved more. There is a plot running through but perhaps not as high octane as previous books. I'm glad there's a happy ending for this new family but can't help thinking perhaps this book was a little rushed.
I was gifted an ARC in exchange for an honest review