The next generation of Celta residents are again the focus of Owens’ latest Heart novel. While most people yearn for their HeartMate, the hero in this tale wants nothing to do with his. Both protagonists have suffered deep emotional traumas, which have made them extremely wary. An intriguing element of Owens’s universe is the inherent conflict that can arise between predestination, free choice and passionate love. Plus, everything is better with a Fam!