Aidan uses his superpower to stabilize minds at the Hollyreed Specialist Hospital. Ulani uses hers to chase rats on rooftops. Until she’s caught and deposited in Aidan’s care.
At the hospital, Aidan finds Ulani’s room empty—save for a cat, whose fur retracts in favor of silky skin and a vamp-gorgeous femme fatale.
Aidan’s obsession with Ulani grows,
while patients at the hospital go missing
***I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% my own.***
We find Aiden working at Hollyreed Hospital where he tends to help those in mental distress. He has a special gift that helps him project calm into those around him. It also allows him to know exactly how someone is feeling. This would be his super power. Ulani is brought into the hospital because they fear she was a danger to herself and she was very angry and hostile. And Aiden found her immensely attractive. And she found Aiden immensely attractive. Only one thing…Ulani wasn’t always Ulani, sometimes she was Mina too. Mina is Ulani’s cat self, and she’s very willful and independent. Aiden takes it upon himself to help her learn to control these impulses, all while testing his own ability to control his.
But this isn’t all that happens, there’s a problem with patients going missing. And it’s up to Aiden and Ulani and their unusual abilities to find them, all while trying to not get lost in one another.
LOVED this book. I read the first bit of it in the Beneath the Cape collection. I loved it then and I love the conclusion of it just as much. These two characters really needed each other. I can’t say that I found the characters to be someone I could relate to, but then they’re supernatural, should I REALLY expect a response as something I’d do or think of. No, I couldn’t because I don’t have that sort of preternatural sense.
Ms. Dee has a wicked sense of humour and it shows through in this story. She builds this world that is sort of Dick Tracy-esque and sort of American Horror Story (minus the gory elements!). I can say that this was truly delightful to read and I deliberately read it slowly because I wanted to enjoy the characters longer. So would I recommend this book, oh you bet I would! This is on the steamy side of things so not for those who find such things offensive.
Sunniva was born and raised in Norway, the Land of The Midnight Sun, but spent her early twenties making the world her playground. Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, Greece–Argentina: Buenos Aires, in particular. The United States finally kept her interest, and after half a decade in California, she now lounges in the beautiful city of Savannah. Sunniva has a Master’s degree in Spanish, which she taught until she settled in as an adviser at an art college in the South.
Sunniva writes New Adult fiction with soul and purpose. Sometimes it’s with a paranormal twist–like in Shattering Halos, Stargazer, and soon Cat Love. At other times, it’s contemporary, as in Pandora Wild Child, Leon’s Way, and Adrenaline Crush.
Sunniva is the happiest when her characters let their emotions run off with them, shaping her stories in ways she never foresaw. She loves bad-boys and good-boys run amok in her books, and like in real life, her goal is to keep you on your toes until the end of each story.
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