Author: Tracey Jane Jackson
Series Connection: Cauld Ane Series
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romance, Suspense Romance
Pepper is really in trouble. She's been getting little notes and people around her are getting hurt every time she doesn't do what her stalker tells her to do. She hasn't wanted to worry her best friend Sam what is going on, but she knows Sam's not fooled.
She finally goes to Sam's brother for help, but he gets shot in the process and now she feels truly trapped.
Getting ready for Sam's wedding Pepper meets Sam's fiance's family, including big and strong Connall. Her immediate connection to Connall is a little frightening at first, but as she gets to know the man, she realizes he's not a threat to her.
Connall knows he needs to take it slow with Pepper. It isn't helping that she has a stalker and that Pepper and Sam's brother seem a little close, but he knows he can protect her. After the threat to her is gone, he'll have to then tell her his own mysterious story and hope he doesn't lose her.
This book steps back a few weeks before the first book, Bound By Blood, left off. In the beginning the back story is needed to remind readers and also give the perspective from Pepper's point of view, although sometimes it does get a little weird, especially if you read both books right after the other.
However, I am really impressed with the world that Tracey Jane Jackson has built in this book and hope that there will be more to the series. The main characters are great and the side characters only add to the story instead of distract.
Pepper Brooks has always dreamed of escaping her small town life and her alcoholic mother. Working double shifts at her dead-end waitressing job, she saves every penny in order to join her best friend in Scotland. Her plans are threatened, however, when she finds herself alone and in danger with no apparent way out.
Connall Gunnach is traveling to the United States to attend the wedding of his brother when he is bombarded with panic. However, the panic is not his own. He realizes his destined mate is in peril and he must find her before it’s too late. But when he does, he discovers she already has a champion and a massive chip on her shoulder…and he is a man of many secrets. Will Connall be able to convince her to trust him and him alone?
Will Pepper be able to put aside her past hurts in order to fully embrace her destiny?