Paranormal Lovers beware!! I am about to add an enticingly new favorite hero to our list of shifters, weres, and vamps And this hottie comes with four legs and extra thrusting power...lol! Rhy is a loner, hiding from the world in his self-imposed prison in the middle of the forest. He seperated himself from the others to hide the onset of a terrible disease that started plaguing him after the great wars. He was a healer at heart, greatly enjoyed his work, and added daily to his knowledge of medicinal herbs and plants. He led a quiet life with only his crushing memories for companionship. At least until the day an injured woman was brought to him. And after that, his world was literally turned upside down.
Patience was born after the great war so incurred no baggage or hate because of it. She was young and carefree and planned to live her days happy. What she did know was that her days were numbered. As a wood nympth, her health and lifespan was connected to that of her tree. So they had longevity, but were not immortal. But Patience was sick. Her health began to decline over the last few years, but she was determined to go out with a bang. That is until a group of hunters caught up with her and knocked her out. Imagine her surprise when she awakens in the house of a Centaur! And an incredibly hot one at that!!
The chemistry between the two is almost immediate, even though they are from different species. But there is a plot brewing to kill the queen and overthrow the peace agreement. I really enjoyed Rhys character. For being alive for so long, his condition was believable, as was the way he choose to live. After being surrounded by so much death, what better way to cleanse the soul than by healing others? Patience was the comedy break in the seriousness of the goings-on. She had a way of speaking that puzzled everyone and was funny. It actually is nice to read about a NEW type of paranormal entity. I can't wait to see where this story goes because the ending leaves you with so many things unfinished! There has to be a sequel! This was an excellent read and I highly recommend it!!