This book picks up right where the first book, "Healer", left off. There was plenty of action, mystery, and romance to keep me hooked to this book. I loved the paranormal aspect of this book with healers, blood healers, hybrids, and more! It is a unique world, and Toler does a wonderful job building that world. I also really love Toler's writing style. She knows how to make her characters believable and lovable. Toler also incorporates a lot of humor, even in the darker moments of the book.
There are a lot of new characters introduced in this book, one of them being Daniel. Now, I had a really hard time liking Daniel at first. I truly loved Rhett and I did not want a new guy to possibly come into the picture. By the end of the book, I did grow to like Daniel, but my heart still belongs to Rhett.
"Aldo, I'm in love with you. Like it or not, I'm going to protect you. It's what a man does when he loves a woman. I may not be human, technically, but I don't think that changes regardless of what I am." He kisses my shoulder.
"I'll never let anyone hurt you Aldo. I failed the people I loved once, it will never happen again."
When he says things like that, how can you not help but love Rhett? It actually bothered me a lot that Aldo found a new love interest in this book. Within two books Aldo has fallen in love three times, which seems a little far-fetched for me. It is hard as a reader to root for any of these guys because you are still trying to let go of the previous guy. I loved Thomas, but then I fell for Rhett by the end of book one. I was so excited to read a book all about Rhett and Aldo, but my heart was crushed when Daniel came into the picture. I understand that Aldo's powers make her attractive, but it truly bothered me that almost every single male that she ever came across fell in love with her. I understand that Aldo isn't a perfect character and even Daniel said to her: "I am waiting for this young girl to turn into a woman", but I still wanted to shake her a good majority of the book. Also, Aldo experienced a lot of sexual violence in this book, which made me really uncomfortable.
With all that being said, I did still enjoy this book. Aldo might have annoyed me, but I am still obsessed with the plot of this series. I simply cannot stop reading this series because there is something addictive about it, and I am not sure what it is. This book ended on an intense cliffhanger, so I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book. I recommend this book to anyone that loves a good paranormal thriller mixed with romance. I will warn you that it is definitely an emotional roller coaster ride.
3. 5 / 5 Fangs