26 year old Presley Goult's life is anything but ordinary. Her mother abandoned her as a toddler after her father’s death, leaving Presley to be raised by the only family she has left-her uncle Arnold. After years of being away she returns heartbroken and devastated knowing this is the last place she wants to be. Unbeknownst to her, Kadenburg is not your ordinary town. There are secrets that have been kept from Presley for her own good. Will she find out the truth of who she is and the part she will play in the war that is about to erupt before it is too late to save everyone that she loves? 28 year old Lorcan Bamey was Presley's best friend growing up. He has always been there for her when she needed a friend and someone to lean on. Although he has always wanted more from Presley, rules are rules and he was forbidden to express his interest in having a relationship with her. You see, his upbringing was very different from most of the boys in town; the female must make the choice. It is part of Urseth’s law; laws that Presley will soon discover when her uncle finally decides to be honest about their ancestry. Will Presley accept the truth about Kadenburg, and herself, in time to save her people?
4 out of 5 (very good)
Imagine going through 26 years of your life imagining you were human... because, honestly, why would you think anything else? But then you find out, at a time when you are at your most vulnerable, that you are something else indeed. And not only that but there are other 'things' out there that don't like you much! This is what Presley has to contend with. She is flawed and knows it. She goes for a drink when she knows that she really shouldn't. But she is warm and likeable all the same. Lorcan isn't warm, he's totally hot! I had a soft spot for Bear Shifters before reading this and T. E. Ridener's way of story telling just confirms that they are indeed honourable and gorgeous! There are moments in this book that are heart-meltingly sweet and there are also funny bits too. The references to Goldilocks and the Three Bears made me smile. One thing I will say is this book has one hell of a cliff hanger ending so consider yourself warned. It is very well written and has pace and depth throughout. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
T.E. Ridener simply had a passion for writing and wanted to share some worlds with the rest of the world. She sincerely hopes people enjoyed them, and will forever cherish the support given to her during her writing career.