Finding forgiveness when you least expect it…
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Book Length (Est.): 264 Pages
The Spirits of Saoradh, who carry the guilt of a crime they committed when they were alive, now spend their ghostly days in the Void, dark nothingness where time and space are distorted. Until they get bound to a human. As often as needed, that human can call them to the real world, ask them to grant a wish, then send them back to the Void. The Spirits also have to follow strict rules or be punished, unaware that they can earn their redemption through a selfless sacrifice.
Spirit Logan despises the obedience he has to show to his humans, and prefers the enjoyable solitude of the Void. For three years, he has managed to threaten them into severing their bond, thus having his memory wiped of their existence. Except his latest human, an emotionless woman with a secret past, isn’t scared of him. Worse, she doesn’t care about his ability to make wishes come true.
Tessa, a twenty-six-year-old nursery teacher in Fort William, Scotland, doesn’t expect a sullen ghost only she can see and touch to burst through her solid defences. Both dismayed and intrigued, she offers Logan a deal he can’t refuse: to live with her in the human world for one week, at the end of which she will agree to release him.
Slowly, Tessa braves through the safety of her detachment towards people to show Logan some kindness. But the more her feelings deepen, the more Logan increases his distance…
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Forgiveness doesn’t need to be earned to be given.
Logan is a spirit who remembers his past; or who remembers what he wants to of his past. He’s twisted the memories of his past and when he finds out what really happened then he’ll fall deeper into the hole of nothingness. As a spirit he’s mean, snarky, and wildly dis-likeable, but Tessa sees through all of his gruffness and wants to get to know the man he was.
Tessa has a had a difficult life, so much so that even when she discovers Logan can grant her just about any wish she wants that she doesn’t use it. At least not right away. And when she does, I think it’s mostly to appease him. She reserved and hauntingly quiet.
Together these two are so similar and yet so completely opposite. Logan needs to learn to face his past head on and forgive himself. Luckily she finds a way to help him. Tessa needs to learn to open up to the world she’s shut out, which is easier said than done.
Forever and One Week is book #2 in the Spirits of Saoradh series. It combines genie-like powers and ghost-like properties to create the spirits of Saoradh, unique spirits who sometimes need just as much help as the people they are assigned to. It’s a fascinating premise that makes me want to read. I can say, however, that I enjoyed book one much better. I understand some people have worst pasts than others, but goodness gracious this one was downright depressing at times. And when it comes to their relationship…they’re both in denial…even after they cross the invisible line.
My Favorite Moment: For an absolutely gut retching moment it was such an intense moment that it inevitably was my favorite. When Tessa is placed in a very bad position and doesn’t want to let Logan help in fear of what may happen to him as a result. It was a very sad and powerful moment.
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