**Updated to include the short story Emergence.**
Everything Emma Thompson owns fits in a suitcase she moves from one roach infested motel to another. She and Jake, her five year old son who can see the future, are running from the men intent on taking him. Emma will do anything to protect him even when it means accepting the help of a stranger named Will. Jake insists she needs Will, but Emma's never needed help before. And even though she's learned to trust her son, it doesn't mean she trusts Will.
Mercenary Will Davenport lives in the moment. Hauling Emma to South Dakota should have been an easy job, but his employer neglected to tell him about Emma's freaky son and the gunmen hot on her trail. Instinct tells him this job is trouble, but nothing can prepare him for Jake's proclamation that Will is The Chosen One, who must protect Emma from the men hunting her power. A power she doesn't know she has.
Will protects Emma and Jake on a cross-country chase from the men pursuing them, while struggling with memories from his past, his apprehension of Jake, and his growing attraction to Emma. Will's overwhelming urge to protect Emma surprises him, especially since it has nothing to do with his paycheck and possibly everything to do with the tattoo Jake branded on his arm. Rich and powerful men are desperate to capture Emma, and Will must discover why before it's too late.
Includes the short story Emergence.
Chosen reading order:
I am not a huge fan of Urban Fantasy, but I am a major fan of Denise Grover Swank. And that is why I purchased this book to read. I was not disappointed at all. It is not the normal urban fantasy we see with Vampires and the like, it is based on Gods and Earth/Fire/Air/Water themes. There was enough relationship/romance to this story to keep me turning the pages.
Denise has a way with characters that keeps you saying "just one more chapter, just one more chapter...." and that is how it went for me with this book. I love these characters and the plot.
I will be purchasing the other books in this series as I need to know what is next.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Denise's writing and anyone who likes a good mystery plot.
Another great series to read
Loved it all and the characters.
I almost kind of liked it, slightly interesting but I was not drawn in to bother reading the follow up books