Author: M. Raiya
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Brooke Albrecht
Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 03/10/2014
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Gay Romance, Urban Fantasy
When James first discovers he can heal, he thinks he has a rare and miraculous gift. But when he learns the price, it feels more like a curse. He falls passionately and completely in love with every person, male or female, he heals. But only until he heals again, when he becomes hotly infatuated with the next person. He doesn’t dare express feelings he knows are only transitory or hold out hope anyone will love him back under those conditions.
One night, he meets Ambient, the victim of a car accident, dying, his neck broken. James heals him despite knowing what is in store. He can’t resist Ambient, and to his amazement, Ambient returns his feelings. Thinking Ambient has broken the curse, James heals the next injured person he comes across. To his joy, and confusion, he does not fall in love anew. If anything, his feelings toward Ambient intensify. Awash with the certainty that somehow, he and Ambient are meant for each other, they set out to learn the truth about James’s strange power.
I really liked the blurb for Another Healing, and I had enjoyed previous works by this author, so I had picked up this book quite a while ago. With the next book in the series coming out soon, I thought it was finally time to read it. I’m so glad I did!
Though we don’t find out the source of James power until nearly the end of the book, it is a different spin on magic than I’ve seen before. The idea that up until Ambient, James fell in love with everyone he healed was compelling in the implications. Because of the way the insta-love was handled, it quite fit in the story and I could get behind Ambient and James as a matched pair.
The book read quite easily and fast, grabbing my attention and keeping it. It had tense and tender moments but wasn’t overly graphic in any sense.
I am definitely looking forward to more of this world in book 2.
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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