Ever think Scrooge had it right before the ghosts ruined his life? Meet Aidan O’Conner.
At one time he was a world-renowned celebrity who gave freely of himself and his money without wanting anything in return…until those around him took without asking. Now Aidan wants nothing of the world–or anyone who’s a part of it.
When a stranger appears at his doorstep, Aidan knows he’s seen her before…in his dreams.
Born on Olympus as a goddess, Leta knows nothing of the human world. But a ruthless enemy has driven her from the world of dreams and into the home of the only man who can help her: Aidan. Her immortal powers are derived from human emotions–and his anger is just the fuel she needs to defend herself…
One cold winter’s night will change their lives forever…
Trapped together in a brutal winter storm, Aidan and Leta must turn to the only power capable of saving them–or destroying them both: trust.
Dolor, the god of Pain is summoned into the human realm by the selfish, cruel Donnie, who wants him to torture and kill his brother Aidan.
Dolor’s awakening triggers Leta’s waking too, a dream-hunter and Dolor’s greatest enemy. Leta is determined to save Aidan’s life and defeat Dolor.
Aidan is a very successful actor, now living as a recluse after his trust and generosity were badly abused by his family and fiancée.
The only character is finely worked out is Aidan. Too fine, actually. His characterization is tiringly long-winded and repetitive. The same facts are paraphrased over and over again. I liked him, but he is not in the same street with Kenyon’s other heroes.
Leta’s character seems interesting, but not delineated properly, let alone the secondary characters.
The plot is simple, the romance undeveloped, but overall it is not a bad story, and it has some great moments.
“And you’re going to save me.” He laughed again, then sobered. “Why would you do that?”
“It’s my job.”
“So you just randomly follow the god of pain around trying to protect his targets. What are you, the antipain fairy?”
The bonus Christmas story, Holiday Gatherings, at the end of the book is brilliant and hilarious! It makes me want to read the following books of the series right now!
“It’s all right, Urian. I have it.”
“You sure? It’s been a whole day since I last killed someone, and I’m getting antsy.”