Every day is a trial for Evie Simmons. Her life before now has been anything but ordinary and it just keeps getting stranger. A recovering addict, she’s discovered she has magical powers and is actually a witch. In a community of people like her, she’s learning to control and wield her power without injuring herself or others. Alone now that her brother has found his mate, she’s living off others and hates it. She needs to find her place in her new life and become a contributing member of her new community. If that’s not enough, she’s drawn to the handsome doctor who also just happens to be a shifter. A shifter she forced to change when she wasn’t in control of her powers. He seems to avoid her like the plague but she can tell he desires her too. Why does he fight it?
Dane is afraid of his feelings for Evie. He needs a buffer so he calls in his best friend Ryan. With Ryan present he can be assured he won’t hurt Evie. He can’t fight his desire for her, but he also can’t succumb to it. He’s under a lot of pressure being the only doctor as well as his mother hovering in the background trying to arrange a marriage for him to another shifter. Evie is attracted to Ryan, that much is obvious. But can she handle two men?
I enjoyed this new addition to the Lucani series but had a hard time with Dane’s excuses. They just didn’t sit right for me. The main characters were not as developed for me as they had been in previous books. Evie was the clearest character for me while Ryan and Dane remained somewhat nebulous. Don’t get me wrong, the story was good and I’ll definitely be looking for the next due to the author’s proclivity to leave the reader hanging. The relationship between the three just seemed too quick and effortless, and for a young woman Evie seemed to accept the threesome. Ryan was a major part of the development of the threesome and seemed to drive the relationship the most. His revelation at the end about his perception of his part in the relationship was a surprise and made it necessary for all to reveal their true feelings. A good read.
Evie Simmons has major issues. She’s got magical powers she can’t control, she’s living in a house that isn’t hers, and her best friend is a seventeen-year-old werewolf. It’d be hilarious if it weren’t just so damn depressing. Add in the sexy shifter she can’t keep out of her mind and his hot-as-hell friend and it’s a recipe for disaster.Dr. Dane Dimitriou knows Evie has had a hard time adjusting to her new life as part of the Etruscan magical community—almost as difficult as his denial of his feelings for her have been. And he’s got the perfect cure—his best friend, Ryan Maguire. Easygoing Ryan is the complete opposite of stick-up-his-ass Dane. He can act as a buffer. Dane can get close, but not too close. Yeah, good luck with that.Together, these sexy men may be just what the doctor ordered for Evie. And the doctor himself may discover the cure for what ails him has been right in front of him all along.