Immortal warrior Gideon Roarke made an oath five hundred years ago to the woman who died for him. The ancient Calydon is ruthless in his quest to honor that promise, even if it means risking everything by teaming up with the one woman who will either destroy him, or finally bring redemption to his blackened, hardened soul.After escaping from a two-year imprisonment at the hands of a madman, the only thing Lily Davenport wants is to go home and reclaim her life. Unfortunately for Lily, standing between her and that goal is a sensual, demanding protector whose dangerous seduction threatens to claim her life and her soul. The Calydons Destiny: The Calydons are a race of ancient immortals cursed with a dark side. Each Calydon is destined to meet his soul mate, to be so drawn to her that he is unable to resist bonding with her through the rituals of his race, but their destiny is to destroy each other and all they care about the moment their bond is complete.
Lily has been held prisoner for two years, and only just found out why a few days ago when she met Ana, Grace's sister from book 1. Lily has had a secret that any Calydon can't resist . She's a Satinka . If a Calydon finds a Satinka, he is unable to control himself and he will drain her of the power she can feed him. Already having enough reason to hate all Calydons, Lily had a special place of hate in her heart for Gideon. He was the man that killed her grandparents. So Lily made it her life to learn everything about Gideon and the Order. When she is finally saved and learned her rescuer was Gideon, she is torn with feelings for him and the fact her Magic choose him. Meaning no other Calydon can draw from her except him. Gideon was sure Lily wasn't his mate because he stood by 500 yrs ago and watched her killed so he could live. So without fear he went after Lily to make her his. When they started doing the steps of the bonding process it cause Gideon's brand to form on her arm. Now Gideon wants to make sure he doesn't let another Innocent woman die for him or go rogue for completing the bond. But after the death of his first Sheva he was trained to not have emotions. Yet, Lily is breaking down all those walls he build so he could do his job without feeling guilt.
my Rating is 4.5
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