Genre: Romance, Fantasy
As the daughter of a renowned surgeon and a prominent Washington D.C. politician, Clea Raymond has felt the glare of the spotlight her entire life. And though she dreads the paparazzi who track her every move, she herself is a talented photojournalist who takes refuge in a career that allows her to travel to the most exotic parts of the world. But after Clea’s father disappears while on a humanitarian mission, eerie, shadowy images of a strange and beautiful young man begin to appear in Clea’s photos—a man she has never seen in her life. When Clea suddenly encounters this man in person she is stunned—and feels an immediate and powerful connection. As they grow closer, they are drawn deep into the mystery behind her father’s disappearance and discover the centuries-old truth behind their intense bond. Torn by a dangerous love triangle and haunted by a powerful secret that holds their fate, together they race against time to unravel their past in order to save their future—and their lives.
I wasn't sure if I'd like this book, and after reading it, I have very mixed feelings.
I don't know how much of it Hilary Duff actually wrote, but the writing was fine. The characters on the other hand...not so much. If I don't like the characters in a story, I most likely won't like the story itself.
I personally did not like Clea very much. In the beginning, I was fine with her--she was bland and a bit boring, but tolerable. But after she met Sage, she really started to annoy me. It wasn't even a week since she met him, but she lost her virginity to him in the passenger seat of her best friend, Rayna's van. I don't care if he was her soulmate or not, but she should have had some dignity.
I don't think that Clea and Sage had any chemistry. I liked Sage's chemistry with Olivia, Catherine, Delia and etc. a lot better. But in my opinion, Sage himself was pretty boring and had no personality, himself.
I didn't like Rayna too much either because she was ridiculous. She considered every new guy she hit it off with, her soulmate. She also gave Clea the horrible advice 'don't think just feel', which was right before Clea lost her virginity in a vehicle.
The only character that I liked was Ben because he was normal. I don't like how Clea treated him in the end, because it wasn't Ben's fault that he cared a lot about her. Okay, I admit that what happened in the end was extremely ridiculous but he had no ill intentions and really cared about her.
There are so many questions that need to be answered. Why is Clea reincarnated? I understand that she's Sage's 'soulmate' and blah, blah, blah, but why? And why is Ben also [spoiler] reincarnated? How does Sage appear in Clea's photos? The 'why' is answered, but what about the 'how'?!
Despite how negative I sound, I did enjoy this book, for it's plot line. I will pick up the sequel, if only because I want my questions answered.
Likes: Ben, plot, suspense
Dislikes: Must you ask?