Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
This is the final book in this series and Lord Teo a Chi’NoSa and Raphael Lewis a human’s story has come to an end. A story that began when Raphael was taken captive by Teo beaten and nearly killed to a love that would change both men and eventually both species. A story of change, a story of love and a story of understanding and forgiveness.
When we left off in book two Raphael returned to the Colony while Teo went off to visit his holdings. Teo accepted the fact that Raphael had changed him a change he was willing to severe his relationship with Raphael over until he accepted the fact that change would happen and is necessary. Almost a year has passed, and Raphael anxiously awaits the arrival of his husband since Teo has named him first consort.
While at the Colony Raphael realized that he had changed now; his empathic abilities make it possible for him to read others without touching them. This has made him an outcast because of it by all but family and a few friends. He longs for the day Teo will arrive and take him home and when that day arrives it is to learn that they will be going to Chi’NoSa Prime for a mating ritual involving Teo. Although this ritual is to ensure Teo’s clan survives it is something neither he nor Raphael are looking forward to. I will not discuss what the ritual entails, but it was not what I thought.
The love between Teo and Raphael grew, and their love was a beautiful thing to see. Well, I didn’t really see it, but the author made it all seem real and wonderful. A love that began with distrust and cruelty, a love that over time overcame all differences and which changed both men for the better. This is a series that must be read in order to really experience every moment as Teo, and Raphael begin to love each other and how they overcame major differences.
Love this series and highly recommend it, it is a love story for the ages.