Publication Date: February 2012
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Reviewer: Amber R.
"You have only to call my name to bring me back", he whispered, his breath hot in my ear. "You have only to love me to make me human". Callie McFay is the guardian of the last gateway between the world of Faerie and mankind. Seduced by a powerful incubus demon, she has succeeded in banishing Liam to the Borderlands but he still haunts her dreams, tempting her with the knowledge of how to bring him back. But loving an incubus usually ends in death for a human. For her own sake Callie must learn to control her desires and ensure Liam remains trapped for all eternity in his watery prison. Only there is a more dangerous creature than Liam in the Borderlands. The Water Witch is also looking for a way back.
I read and thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series so I was excited to read this installment. This book starts right off and we're involved into problems. Callie is having dreams again, the sexy kind that involve her ex-boyfriend, incubus Liam Doyle. And her friends from town show up at her door because they need her help to send some supernatural beings back to Fairie. It was supposed to be a simple trip to the woods, do the job, and go home. However things go haywire and quick. The beings that Callie are supposed to send to Fairie end up taking her with them. In the very short time she's there she manages to see Liam, and by see I mean have some hot sex. AND she sets free a malevolent being. The Grove ends up getting involved in the things happening in Fairwick and take a vote to close the door to Fairie. Plus Callie gets a tutor to help teach her how to use her magic who isn't what he seems. Trust me things just escalate from there.
I really liked this book a lot. There were quite a few things that I really had no idea were going to happen. I think we got to learn quite a bit about the town and the characters who live there. Also, Callie does some things that really tick me off. I want to shake her because of decisions. It's kinda obvious who one particular person that pops up is and she's just not seeing it. Plus there is someone in town who is basically reporting back to The Grove, so there is a spy in the midst.
All in all this is a great book and there is a crazy cliffhanger that already has my mind racing for the next book. If you haven't tried this series yet, please do. It's definitely going to be worth your time.
*From now on even though we review the same books we are going to only post one review at a time instead of both reviews at once. Look for Amber I's Review in a few months!!*