The Unforgiven by Joy Nash
ebook 336 pages
Review by Amber R.
Seven thousand years ago, angels descended from heaven to guide a fledgling human race. Known as the Watchers, they were forbidden to partake in carnal pleasures. But they could not resist the temptation, and as a result their descendants have been cursed—unnatural magical beings that belong neither to heaven nor fully to earth.
Cade was ordered to claim her for his clan. She was becoming one of them— a Watcher, so to reach her full power—and she didn't even realize it. Yet the moment he saw her, he knew he could never share her. No matter what demons lurk in her past, no matter howw much she tries to deny her body's burning need for his, he will claim her for himself. And together they will face the battle that is brewing...
Joy Nash has a way of weaving a tale to make you fall completely in love and become throughly engrossed in the story.
I love the complexity of the characters relationships in this book. It draws you in quickly. Artur, Cybele, and Cade's triangle is something to behold. Artur and Cybele were bonded but when Cybele finds Cade in the middle of his transition she anchors him over to become truly Nephilim so he doesn't die. Artur then takes this as betrayal of his and Cybele's bond and will not forgive her for what she did. You can see and feel both of their torment over the situation. I just wish that Artur could stop being so stubborn and see that Cybele only did it because she didn't think she had a choice. He throws a choice at Cybele and I think it's going to be a turn around for them.
The main part of the story is the situation between Maddie and Cade. I love how brave and almost fearless Maddie is. She is a strong woman who is living her life and doing what she wants, no matter what the doctors tell her. Cade is so strong and so caring. I love that he didn't feel comfortable with enslaving Maddie the way that Artur wanted him too. He actually ends up falling for Maddie and it burns him. Towards the end, some parts of this book really shocked me. There are some definite twists and turns that you don't see coming. Especially between Maddie and Cade.
This is a really good book! I really loved it and can't wait for more of this series. I’m putting it on my list to watch out for it.