Woods draws readers into the world of Nate and Freya who both wish for a chance at peace. Lyrical, descriptive storytelling, good pacing and a beautifully vulnerable, sensuous romance hooks you in. Conflict, angst and love abound as Woods brings in two characters who will stay in your heart long after you put the book down.
Musician Nate Taylor and nurse Freya Fletcher meet one night when she goes to hear his band play. They connect instantly but are not looking for a relationship. Freya has big plans to travel and Nate is on the run, trying to safeguard his special ability to heal. Yet, one night of passion leads to more nights and to a love that begins to blossom. With each other, there is the hope of happiness. Yet, both are not sure they can untangle from their tumultuous pasts to embrace it. (SAMHAIN, Nov., 224 pp., $14.00)