Title: Healing Eden
Nothing good grows in the shadow of secrets.
A reluctant warrior in a rebellion he abhors, Reese Theron has buckled beneath blackmail to keep the circumstances of his birth on lockdown. He’s lost everything that counts—the right to fight for his king, the trust of his best friend, and any hope for a family of his own. Death seems preferable, until Galena Shantos meets him at his fateful crossroads and saves his life.
Galena’s loyalty to her brother, the king, is absolute. Healing his warriors on the sidelines of war, she’s witnessed too many rebellion atrocities to be swayed for mercy. Yet something about Reese blurs the lines of allegiance, the call to her heart raw and primitive.
When Reese ends up a prisoner of war, he’s visited by a mysterious being of another race and learns he’s the linchpin in a battle between good and evil. The lovers will face choices—Galena between family loyalty and championing Reese’s cause, and Reese between keeping his shameful secret, and saving all races by leading the darkest of his kind to redemption—starting with his own confession.
Author: Rhenna Morgan
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Unexpected Eden, Waking Eden, Waking Eden, Eden's Deliverance
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Unexpected Eden, Waking Eden, Waking Eden, Eden's Deliverance
Published by Lyrical Press Source: Publisher
Published: December 8th 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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This PNR series is turning out to be one of my favorites. I mean, who wouldn’t want to live in Eden? Yes, THAT Eden (sigh).
Ok, lets recap first. In the first installment ,human Lexi discovers that she is indeed, not just human, but Myren. She’s shown Eden by the king, Eryx who is hotter than sin. They fall in love and now Lexi and Eryx work together in protecting the humans and Myrens from a prophecy that we’re still trying to learn more about. Ok, vague, but I’m trying to move on here…
In this second installment, we pick up where we left off. Well sort of. More like we get to relive a battle scene and a moment between Reese and Galena. Reese becomes a prisoner and we quickly learn why he was fighting against the Kingdom. Galena, healer and sister to the king, can’t stop thinking about Reese, for more reason than one. Do I really have to mention that sparks fly between the two? I think that’s already a given, right?
Here’s the part of the story that you don’t know about which drew me in even more so than the actual love story itself. We’re introduced to a new race. Yep. And I have to admit that this new race has me thinking whether this could be “real”. I mean, why not, right? I don’t want to give away that this new race is, because when you read it, you’ll be like, “What? Awesome!”
Needless to say, both Reese and Galena are forced to make decisions that will change everything in both of their lives, as individuals and as a couple. Don’t worry; we still get visits from Lexi and Eryx in this. Yes, the bad guy is still out there and causing havoc, giving the Shantos family a run for their money.
Psst….I already can’t wait for the next one!!!!!!!! Bring it on!!!!!!!
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Rhenna Morgan writes for the same reason she reads—to escape reality.
Yes, her life rocks—two beautiful little girls, a great husband, a steady job, and the kind of friends that would take you out back if you hurt her. But, like most women, she’s got obligations stacked tight from dusk to dawn. So, when the world gets her down, she slips into something…less realistic.
Romance is a must. So is a steamy romp (or four). Nothing thrills her more than the fantasy of new, exciting worlds, strong, intuitive men, and the sigh of, “Oh if only that could happen to me.”
So, if you’re picking up one of her books, expect portals into alternate realms and men who’ll fight to keep the women they want. Romantic escape for the women who need it.
“Reese’s heart stumbled then took off at a pounding gallop. Of all the reasons he might have rationalized to explain Galena’s visit, a personal request hadn’t been one of them.
She needed him. Not wanted, but needed. His cock stirred, and a rush of something dark and primitive swamped his reason. He shifted to ease the hard press behind his jeans, caution the only thing that kept him locked in place. Surely he’d misinterpreted things. Yesterday’s kiss had just been a gift, a sendoff from a generous woman before he met his death. Hadn’t it?
“Say something.” Galena whispered, the rasped request so vulnerable it raked inside his chest.
Maybe he hadn’t misunderstood.
She ducked her head, gripped the chair at her side for a beat, and turned away. “I should go.” Chin high, she strode toward the door.
“No.” He burst across the room with Myren speed and slammed his palm against the door to block her escape.
He caged her against the wall, her back to his front. Her ear nearly brushed his lips, her neck exposed by the long, thick braid down her back. He dragged his finger down the center of the plait. Myrens rarely bound their hair in any fashion outside of a relationship as it signaled commitment. The idea she’d come here bound to someone else rankled. “Why did you bind it?”
“The wind.” Energy bristled off her, and her stance made her seem torn between flight and surrender.
“There’s no one else?”
She peeked over one shoulder and shook her head, eyes trained on the floor.
The breath he’d been holding released and “stirred the fine hairs at her nape. He toyed with the platinum bead keeping the braid in place at the tip. “Will you let me free it?”
An innocent question for a human, but for a Myren it was intimate. A gift restricted to deeply tied lovers and mates.
She lifted her gaze, bringing her full lips close enough her breath fluttered against his face. “Please.”
His heart jolted, just the illusion of intimacy with this woman driving adrenaline through his bloodstream like a mainlined drug. He kissed her barely parted lips and groaned, imagining her soft, plump mouth stretch around his cock.
“Turn around,” he breathed against her mouth.
She shivered and turned, but kept her gaze locked to his until the last moment.
Using his mind, he warmed and loosened the platinum bead, and slipped it free. He sifted through the soft strands one section at a time until the fiery mass spilled down her back, unleashing more of her unique scent. He nuzzled the spot behind her ear. How easy it would be to lose himself with this woman. In her scent and her warmth. He let out a rough exhale. “This is wrong.”
She stiffened, but he tightened his grip on her hips and kept her locked in place.
“The secrets.” He pressed a lingering kiss where her neck and shoulders met. “They’ll hurt you and your brothers.”
“They’re only secrets if you’re not willing to own them.” She met his stare and a shiver rattled through her. Covering his hands with hers, she urged them up her torso. “I’m willing to own this.”