Lately, life has been going well for Ayden. His relationship with Lyric is starting to heat up and his career in music is taking off. But the disappearance of his sister still weighs heavily on his mind.
Desperate to find out where his sister is, Ayden decides to take drastic measures. But his dangerous risk leads to the unraveling of secrets, and he’s left facing a darker past then he ever could have imagined.
In the third book of this series, we pick up right where we left off. Ayden is continuing to try and find his sister Sadie with the help of Lila and Lyric. Ayden is now boarderline obsessed with finding his sister’s location.
Lyric and Ayden’s relationship takes more of a focus in this story as Ayden’s therapist has him trying new ways to advance his relationship with Lyric. He had a hard time letting Lyric touch him and letting the idea of him being good enough for her consume him. Over the course of the book, Ayden is able to come to terms with the touching and Lyric being in love with him.
We see more of Lila and Ethan in this story and we get to see just how much that they care and love for Ayden. It is a tough situation for them because they want to respect Ayden’s wishes but know the risk of him looking for his sister.
What I like the most about this story/series is that even though the main focus is on Ayden and Lyric, we still get to see the two couples that we fell in love with in the other series. They do become secondary characters, but life still happens to them.
There is a little bit of a cliffhanger ending and you know that it’s going to be interesting to see where this story goes and what happened with Sadie and Ayden’s connection to Soulless Mileas. By far, this is the best story in the series because the suspense is starting to build up and you keep turning the pages to see what’s going to happen next. Can’t wait for the next book in the series.
And don’t ever forget that, my friend.” I remove the dipstick, glance at the oil level, then put the stick back in. Wiping my hand off with a rag, I step back from the car. “It looks like it might—” My back bumps into Ayden.
He hardly ever instigates contact first, expect on rare, amazing, wonder-filled occasions, so I allow myself to enjoy the earth-shattering moment and breathe in the feel of his body heat.
I smile stupidly when he doesn’t move away. “Whatcha doing?”
“Nothing.” His voice is uneven, revealing his nerves. “I was just…” He releases a breath then places his hands on my hips. Surprisingly, his fingers are steady. “I just wanted to touch you.” He rests his forehead against the back of my head and inhales deeply. “And to make sure you’re okay.”
“Okay about what?” My eyelids drift shut as I lean into his touch.
His simple touches are better than light.
They awaken my body and bring it to life.
More. More. More, my body is craving.
The addiction is potent, consuming, aching.
Leaves my body wanting, pleading, shaking.
Sometimes I feel like I’m withering, fading.
Fading. Fading. Fading.
“About … about what happened the other day … when I sleepwalked.” His fingers grasp onto me, and his chest crashes against my back as his shallow breaths turn ragged. “I know I probably freaked you out. I’ve been meaning to ask you about it, but I didn’t want to upset you, so I decide to wait until stuff cooled off.”
“I’m not upset about what happened.” And not surprised one little bit that my theory about him was right. I turn around and loop my arms around him. “I’m just worried about you and how you’re handling it.”
“I’m fine,” he swears, searching my eyes for my true feelings. He forgets, though, that I’m like an open book.
Jessica Sorensen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family
Book 1 – Unraveling You (currently FREE at time of posting)
Book 2 – Raveling You
Book 3 – Awakening You (out March 24th)
Book 4 – Inspiring You (TBD)
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