Evelyn Lakewood, an orphan, is crushed after the death of her beloved sister Zara. But the nineteen-year old enrolls in Psychology at Oxford in honor of Zara.
There, Evelyn first becomes friends with vivacious Sally and seemingly charming Felix. But the encounter with Jared Calmburry, whose incredibly blue eyes immediately captivate her, fundamentally changes her life. She is instantly drawn to this mysterious stranger around whom unusual things happen and who simply disappears every time Evelyn tries to confront him about his puzzling behavior. After finding a mysterious book with a unique symbol on its leather cover in the university library, her curiosity is perked. She doesn’t know what to make of it but Jared’s best friend Colin Sullivan encourages her with cryptic hints to continue her search for evidence. When she discovers the same medieval symbol is worn by hostile professor Karen Mayflower and engraved on another faculty member’s seal ring, she realizes that an ancient secret surrounds Jared.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a kindle copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Sarah Kleck.)
This was an enjoyable supernatural romance story, and it definitely left me wanting to read the next book!
I liked Evelyn, and I felt sorry for her in the way she had lost her family the way she did. She deserved to have something good happen to her after all that she had been through, and the problems she had with one girl at college were unfortunate and unfair.
The storyline in this was good, and I liked the mystery aspect. I was really interested to find out the mystery around Evelyn’s amulet, why Jared was special, and what exactly was going on at Oxford! I did find the pace to be a little slow, but otherwise the story was enjoyable.
Evelyn and Jared made a cute couple, and there were certainly a couple of hot scenes between the two of them, even though there was nothing explicit.
The ending had plenty of action, but also ended on a cliff-hanger, leaving me wanting to read the next book once it’s available!
I did enjoy this story overall, and I really would never have guessed that this story had been translated from German to English, so a big thumbs up to both the author and translator!
7.5 out of 10