Although Healing Eden is the second book of a series, it stands alone well. Eden's world is an intriguing one, and there is just enough detail given to bring it to life and keep the plot humming. I would have preferred to have had some hint of what the foreign words used meant given in text versus in a glossary, but that was a minor quibble.
I enjoyed Galena's fire and Reese's sweetness. It was fun seeing how love brought out the strength in Galena and made Reese's softness visible. I also liked that the villain was given enough humanity to be sympathetic and to make me almost hope for him to be saved. The ending was bittersweet, just as it should be, and I appreciated how it was handled.
I might have started with Healing Eden, but now I'm eager to go back for the prequel and looking forward to seeing how the story unfolds in later installments.
In a world divided by war, falling in love is the ultimate betrayal.
Galena Shantos has never questioned her loyalty to Eden. As sister to the Myren king, she serves as a healer, one of the best in the army fighting to suppress the brutal Lomos Rebellion. She’s never doubted the importance of stopping the rebels bent on enslaving humans, until she spots a warrior across enemy lines—and knows instinctively that their destinies are entwined. . .
Rebellion warrior Reese Theron has nothing left to lose. He’s been forced to fight on the wrong side of a war he abhors in order to protect his family secret. His honor lost, as well as the trust of his own people, Reese has thrown himself into a battle he cannot possibly hope to survive. But after being rescued by a beautiful woman whose exquisite eyes seem to see him for more than the traitor he’s become—he may have just found a new reason to live. . .