by: Jillian David
First off let me say that I could not put this book down and read it in one sitting and I was glued to my tablet. The story line was a fresh take for me and I commend this author on her unique imagination and the ability to listen to her characters tell their story.
Peter Blackstone after surviving World War II comes home and marries the girl of his dreams. But when she is stricken with a deadly illness he realizes that nothing can be done for her he is forced to watch her suffer to get life giving breath. He realizes the horrors he faced in the war was nothing compared to the heartbreak he was experiencing. Feeling that he has nowhere to turn with the fear of losing his beloved wife he makes a pact and sells his very soul to the devil. He’s not dead but yet he is and now he is at the mercy of an unforgiving employer, Jerahmeel. His sins are insurmountable and unforgivable in his eyes. He’s no good to anyone and can never have the life he dreamed of having. A wife, kids, a home it’s all gone for him.
Peter is in a deadly car crash and is taken to a local hospital where the ER Dr. Allison LaCroix desperately tries to save his life. She soon realizes that there is something different about this man. He’s healing at an astronomical rate, a man that should be dead. But when she touches him she sees nothing but horrendous death, all these people whose lives are brutally wiped out. You see, Allie has her own special ability, one that she has bore since she was ten years old. When she touches someone skin to skin she sees death, most of the time the person’s own death. She experiences gripping pain when this happens and she has no warning as to when this ability is going to show itself to her.
But what Allie and Peter don’t expect is the attraction that they have to one another. Peter is a huge man, one of great power and strength and built like a brick. Allie is a broken woman with shattered dreams trying desperately to find a way in her life to make up for the deaths that she believes is her fault. Can these two come together in the midst of both their life altering abilities and find love?
This debut book of Jillian David is on the move and I can guarantee you when you read this you’re going to have a new favorite author. The story line is such a new fresh take and immersed in the devil as it is you’ll find yourself championing both main characters against evil and hoping they can overcome the obstacles in their lives to find love.
The story moves along at a good pace with just a few editing issues, definitely not enough to take from the book at all. As you get engrossed in the story you’re going to be on the edge of your seat in some of the scenes. There are twists and turns that you’re not going to expect with some action involved and the love scenes were very real, hot and sensual. Nothing in the raunchy way but cleanly written with taste.
All in all, I loved the story it was well written, good characters that will grab your heart to where you can feel their pain, their conflicts and joy. I would most definitely recommend this book. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed, and I will definitely read more from this author. A BIG thumbs up for both the book and the author.