I’m an empath. I can feel the emotions of others and it’s overwhelming.
My life is a small one by necessity, with only one friend I can call my own. I’ve always wanted so much more, but there is no hope for my dreams of a normal life.
That all changes when Rhys moves in across the street. He gives me a glimpse of the happiness I could have and I want it all.
I’ve spent centuries on the run from my twisted twin brother, unable to trust anyone.
Now that my brother is dead at my hand, I’m bound by a different set of chains. Isolation and self-loathing are impossible to escape.
Savannah makes me see myself in a different light. With her, I’ve found a home. And love.
All too soon, I discover I haven’t left evil behind as I hoped. It stalks my every move and will use any means necessary to break me. Even kill the woman I love.
But I will do anything to protect Savannah.
Even sacrifice myself.
*Though this is the second book in the Blood & Bone series, it can be read as a standalone. Rhys was a secondary character in the Bitten series, so if you enjoy this book and you have not read that series, you should check it out!
I just love when C.C. Wood writes a paranormal romance. She mixes humor, heat, interesting plots with a romance that makes you swoon.
Let's talk Savannah before we get to the star of the show, Rhys. As an empath she has to live a lonely, isolated life. For a recluse she desperately desired to be a part of the real world and find her one love. But, her ability means she is constantly overwhelmed with the feelings of those around her. I found her to be sweet and sassy. I loved when she got flushed or embarrassed around her hot new neighbor. Speaking of Rhys, boy did I LOVE him.
I'm a big fan of a damaged man and Rhys is as damaged as they come. His past has made him feel incapable of being loved but nothing could be father from the truth. He was patient, hot, alpha and all around amazing. The whole cast of characters in this book were the driving force for my love of it and if the next book in the series is about who I hope it is then I definitely cannot wait!
I honestly think there is something about how C.C. Wood writes paranormal that is appealing to both para readers and those who tend to avoid it. She was one of the first paranormal authors I read and her style reads like contemporary but with the fun of paranormal. Nothing is too complicated you can't easily follow along and yet the plots are always surprising and exciting. There has not been one I haven't enjoyed and Souls Unchained is yet another hit for me.