Magic has a price—and for Amber Sarga it's days and years off her life. Each curse she breaks ages her—and the bigger the curse the bigger the cost, and not only to her. That's why she hides away and has vowed not to get involved again… That's why she hates looking in a mirror…
And then an ill-fated stranger arrives. Rafe Davail doesn't believe in curses—not even knowing that in his family every first son dies young. Amber offers guidance but she won't break the curse. Still, as she grows closer to Rafe and discovers the secrets of their pasts, she wonders if for this time, this man, she should risk it all….
I devoured this book! I loved Robin Owens' Summoning Series, so when I got a chance to read this new series from her I jumped on it! This book did not disappoint me at all! There are a mated royal couple of each element left on earth with two guardians when all the rest of the magical being's left due to Earths diminishing magic. Magical being's mixed with humans and Amber is a result of that. She can travel back in time to learn about families, so she calls herself a geneologist and she does family trees for families. She is also a curse breaker. However she has to pay for her magic and every time she breaks a curse she ages, more major the curse the more she ages.
Rafe seeks Amber out to help break his friends curse but with in days realizes his curse is real and he needs her help as well.
Rafe and Amber's romance is touching and their unselfish love for each other made me cry at points. The mystery and action in this book was perfectly paced and perfectly mingled with the romance story. I highly recommend reading this book. I can't wait to read the other books in this series and see how the rest of the residence in Mystic Circle find romance and solve their issues!
*I didn't realize this is the second book in the series until after I read it. It definitely can stand on it's own but I can not wait to read the first just to read Jenni's story. *