Elspeth, an Argeneau immortal, has finally escaped her mother’s iron control and moved from England to Canada, where she encounters freedom, death threats, her soul mate, and the shocking lengths her mother will go to keep her under her thumb.
Elspeth Argeneau Pimms’ mother, Martine, takes dominance to a whole new level, aided by her ability to control the minds of mortals and younger immortals alike, and nearly every immortal is younger than Martine, since she was born before the fall of Atlantis. It’s not completely surprising that Martine would visit soon after her daughter moves to Canada, but when she starts talking about moving herself, Elspeth feels a little desperate. She’s at home here, in her cute apartment, already close to her delightful elderly landlady, Meredith. On the same day her mother arrives, unwelcome, on Elspeth’s doorstep, Meredith’s grandson arrives on hers. There’s something oddly familiar about Wyatt, but she barely has time to consider it before a series of attacks makes it clear that someone is trying to kill her. When circumstances force her friends to tell Wyatt the truth about her immortality, they also tell him that evidence suggests he’s her predestined life mate. While that sinks in and the two explore their stunning sexual chemistry, the threats against Elspeth escalate. Wyatt is former special ops and uses every advantage to help keep Elspeth alive, but no one can be sure who’s more dangerous, the elusive would-be assassin or Martine, who is determined to keep Elspeth “safe.” Sands’ paranormal Argeneau family adds another chapter with Wyatt and Elspeth’s sexy, complex romance while adding an interesting psychologically wounded aspect to characters who are physically unassailable.
The Argeneau series continues to surprise, intrigue, and entertain.