Daughters of Askara, Book 2

Emma walks away from the man she loves for a chance at a fresh start in Askara, the realm she was born in. An entire year passes before Emma and Harper see each other again when he comes to her for help in putting an end to a building crisis.

Author Hailey Edwards started the second book in the Daughters of Askara series with a bang, setting the stage for a carefully crafted novel. The words Hailey Edwards used to describe everything from the realm of Askara to the color of Harper's wings painted an amazingly vivid picture. Each of the characters had their own unique and strong voice which made for some interesting dialogue. Evermine had a nice, even pace and plenty of conflict among the diverse cast of characters.

Book Blurb for Evermine

He can be a slave to his past…or allow her love to free him.

There’s such a thing as too much change. Emma’s sister is mated. Revolution is brewing in her home realm. The last straw: her would-be mate is back from the dead and back under her skin—yet when it comes to the last five years, he’s not talking.

Desperate for a chance to start her own life, she answers the queen’s call to ensure equality for all of Askara’s newly freed slaves. It’s the perfect opportunity to escape a heartbreak in the making named Harper.

Harper loses a piece of his fractured soul when Emma walks away. His lies were meant to protect her from torturous years that drove him to the point of madness. Instead, when he comes to her a year later to help avert a crisis in a freed-slave community, the wedge those lies drove between them is firmly in place.

As their new lives collide with old wounds, they race to stop a threat that could not only destroy the queen, but send Harper back to the hell he escaped. Emma must decide if the man she still loves deserves equal rights to her heart.

Warning: This title contains torn pants, ripped gowns, and sand in uncomfortable places. It also includes one overcompensating villain, one gnarly priest, and two battered hearts willing to give this thing called love one last chance.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2012 4.00