(Gypsy Healers #2)
by: Quinn Loftis
Dalton Black, a Canis lupis full of guilt and anger, never expected to find his true mate. Perhaps already slipping into madness, he had resigned himself to the fact that he would walk the earth without the other half of his soul. He was convinced that his sins were enough to keep the Great Luna from giving him such a blessing. He knew it was probably better that way. His past was as dark as his name and after three centuries of running from it, the memories were finally catching up to him. But all of those resignations evaporated when he saw her broken and bloodied body lying on that alter. Though the man didn’t recognize her, the wolf did. Through battle and bloodshed he was able to save her from the evil that held her captive, but now he would need her to save him from himself.
Jewel Stone was wholly unaware of the ancient bloodlines of Gypsy Healers, mates to Canis lupis and protectors of the packs – much less that she carried that blood herself. But when a beautiful but deadly woman showed up in her home and ripped her from her realm, she knew her life would never be the same. Her mother, Gem, a fortune teller, had warned her that something was coming, that her life was about to change dramatically, but like everyone else, Jewel had dismissed her as a crazy person.
Jewel was the laughing stock of her school simply because Gem was her mother. And up until now, her life was one big disappointment after another. Instead of heeding her mother’s warning, she hid in her books, burying herself behind knowledge, both fact and fiction. She escaped into worlds created by others and filled her mind with facts of every kind in an effort to push away the hurtful words that others bombarded her with. Despite all of her knowledge and all of her fantastical stories, she never dreamed her own future would be full of adventure, danger, passion, and the possibility of unconditional love. As she lay unconscious after her first bloody encounter in the fae realm, her only chance of survival lay in the hands of a man scarred by his past, disfigured both emotionally and physically, and beyond the reach of any who had tried to help him.
Can two broken people, who carry the other half of each other’s souls, span the chasm between them and restore the innocence ripped from both their lives? Will they let the promise of healing love overcome the difference in age and experience, and the separation of species and realms? Or will they give in to the fear and doubt that would keep them from one another for eternity?
I will tell you this only one time: I CANNOT WAIT FOR MORE. I WANT IT AND NOW. I'm tired to be left with cliffhangers, I swear that sometimes I don't want to read series that aren't finish because of it. But anyways, I read this book and I sort of do not regret it because it was an AMAZING read. I just wish it were more long. Comparing with other books, this one was short, at least for me. I want know more, I want to know what happens next and the waiting is killing me.
Obviously, the book continues where the last one left us. I like the new characters, but I miss the old ones because they didn't appear. I like the new scenes, and even jokes. But I disagree in so many levels on some things. Such as the ending, yes. I'm used to read a happy ending, but with something that has not been resolve and will be in the next book. I miss that. I dislike how much the Jewel problem escalated, damn, poor girl. I dislike that Kara is underage, you will understand while reading the book. And I totally dislike that the unmated wolves couldn't meet the gypsy healers in this book. I'm sure s hell waiting for the next book to see how that goes.
Apart from that I recommend the book for people who want a good laugh, drama and love story. Hell, I recommend all the books in the two series. Quinn Loftis is a great author and shouldn't stop writing.