He looked fierce now. Had since I'd mentioned occasionally dying. To be…cherished like that. To have someone who cared about my deaths, it…it had been a very long time.
Cursed with immortality, the man known as the Black Shuck by some, as Bennet by others, has resigned himself to a lonely, endless existence. Long days are interspersed with death, dying, and the odd assassin job.
During one of these jobs, he dies and comes back to life in front of very human and very innocent Amory, who is both fascinating and enchanting. Through his courting, Bennet finds himself enjoying his existence for the first time in a long time. He will do anything to protect Amory, will die and live for this human who has captured his immortal heart.
Yet, the self-doubt Bennet hides behind a confident mask plagues him, and beings from the supernatural world he is a part of target Amory to target him. Bennet knows what he wants, but will all the skills he learned over hundreds of years be enough to keep Amory?
Note: This book covers some of the events that occur in Moonlight Cherries. While this is the third book in a series, it can be read before books one and two as an alternative entry point. Given the character telling the story is an immortal assassin, some readers my find this book too dark.
Warnings: Black Heart Blooming contains mentions of suicide, suicidal ideation and thoughts, self-harm, violence, murder, and abuse. Conversion therapy and homophobia are mentioned.