Everyone in Ophir Creek, Idaho knows the wild legend of Corvine O'Dannan, a mysterious Irish woman with "fairy powers" who came to town during the gold rush to find her fortune, only to be betrayed by her lover and meet a tragic end.
Fast forward to the twenty-first century, and her descendent Rose doesn t have time for such nonsense! After a crash-and-burn marriage, she's returned to her hometown to renovate her father's gold-panning business and to "start over." But everything changes on her 30th birthday when her friend talks her into doing a love spell. Unbeknownst to them, they conjure the spirit of the very same man who once tormented Rose's ancestor. Why? Because Rose "was" Corvine O'Dannan in a past life--and her really bad habit of attracting Mr. Wrong "still" haunts her, and now jeopardizes her very life.
What Rose doesn't realize is that along with this dark curse comes an "extraordinary blessing"--in the form of a soul guardian named Chance Murphy who's been protecting her for centuries. But this time around, the evil spirit that plagues Rose has "stolen" Chance's body. So the only way that Chance can reach her is late at night in her dreams, when he appears as a magical raven who escorts her to an enchanted island off the coast of Ireland. There, Chance becomes a man again, and he shows Rose how to heal her past through the fairies' special brand of "magic." But will Rose finally be able to forge a new future and make the man of her dreams become real? Only if she can once again believe...
*I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review*
Twixt was a very luxurious read. Ms. Reed's writing style is exquisite. There are some books that you just can't put down and devour quickly, but Twixt wasn't one of them. It was an indulgent read. I took my time and savored each chapter. I found myself thinking about it when I wasn't reading it. It was my first truly indulgent read. And the prose! Such pretty, pretty prose. I remember reading in bed late one night (my neighbors were being loud and obnoxious and therefore, I couldn't sleep) and coming across this line and immediately jumping out of my bed and grabbing my sticker tabs.
Between stolen kisses, he told Corvine that her liquid green eyes transfixed him, and her pale skin was a blank page upon which he could write new legends.
Oh and this one:
And with each kiss, his eyes flashed like stars, studying her face as though it were a map of a new land.
I really liked Rose's character. She was strong and self-sufficient, but also a little bit insecure and tormented over her daughter's accident. She blames herself for what happened to Crystal, but I really loved how determined she was to do everything in her power to help her rehabilitate.
And then there's Chase. Le sigh. *commences swooning* He's so sweet and loyal. He would do absolutely anything for Rose.
In that moment, he knew as sure as his own heartbeat why he had always guarded the O'Dannan woman so fiercely. It was the eldest song on the earth, the same one his soul had been singing throughout the ages. And every note called out to her.
All in all, I really enjoyed Twixt. It's so rich in detail and is not one to rush. Take your time and indulge in the magic and wonder of everlasting love!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bestselling author Diane J. Reed has a Ph.D. in English & has always had a passion for books—whether popular, forgotten, or literary—as long as they touch her soul & make her want to tuck them under her pillow at night to remember in her dreams. She writes novels that are infused with enchantment, where characters dare to break through boundaries and believe in true love. She also has a soft spot for artisans & outlaws of the heart, those who burn brightly to live each day as a gift—because it is! She loves to hear from readers, so feel free to visit her at www.banditsranch.com or message her here to share the whispers of your spirit.