Darius: She's far too sweet. Innocent. And my attraction to her is intense—dangerous for reasons she can’t know. But after enduring the worst of humanity, and suffering the brunt of evil, I can’t help but crave her goodness, her compassion and courage. That’s why I do everything in my power to stay away…and just hope she does the same.
Nell: He's my father's oldest friend—broken and scarred in ways I'll never truly understand. But so am I. This dark, damaged war photographer and I are more alike than he'll admit. And though he warns me that this explosive heat between us will become something neither of us can escape, I don’t listen…even when it threatens to destroy us both.
THE BIRDSONG TRILOGY
Book 1: Sparrow & Hawke
Book 2: Feather & Flame
Book 3: Wishes & Wings
"A powerful, heart-breaking, and emotional story of forbidden love; of truth and understanding; of loss and conflict; tragedy and life." -- The Reading Cafe
A well written forbidden love story
I was a little apprehensive going into this book because I usually avoid father’s best friend stories. I’m glad I gave this book a chance. It is extremely well written. And I like how Nina handled the story. The first half is slow, but necessary. It did keep me reading. Both Nell and Darius struggle with their feelings and desires. I can’t wait to see how this story continues.
Wow!!! LOVE falling into a world Nina Lane creates!!!! The journey of watching Nell & Darius both heal and come back to life was amazing!!! I felt for both of them, and all they had endured throughout reading! But I did have a special spot for Nell and her growth & strength!!! There was angst galore, along with lots of touching and cute moments! This was beautifully written…my highlight finger was engaged throughout! I finally had to stop as I wanted to highlight so much! This story had a lot of pieces, and in the end it all fit together perfectly. I LOVE how it ended, and that their journey isn’t over!!!
A few of my fav quotes:
“No wonder his photographs are all so raw. He doesn’t just look at the world. He sees it.” Nell
“That there’s a thin veil between this world and another world.” Fern
“It’s not that I can’t see the little girl in her anymore. It’s that the little girl in her is gone.” Darius
“Instead, I live with fear that I’ll slip through the world, through my own life, without having an impact on anything or anyone. That my fate is to be invisible.” Nell
“I would crawl inside him and fold myself under his heart.” Nell
“I didn’t know I could feel both strong and unbearably fragile.” Nell
“A girl who should be soaring above everyone else, a bright, pretty sparrow against a crystal-blue sky.” Darius