Title: Finding My Faith - Book 2
Author: Carly Fall
Release Date: February 29, 2012
Growing up in a small Northern Arizona town, Faith Cloudfoot’s life was spent playing in the forests surrounding her house under the protective eyes of her father, and learning about the legends of her Native American heritage. Yearning for more out of her life, she moves to Phoenix, Arizona at the age of twenty-three where she is kidnapped and almost killed.
Rayner has a special ability, one that weighs on him like a curse. He can see spirits trapped in between life and their final resting place. Because he can’t do much to help them, he studiously ignores them. He concentrates, instead, on working with his fellow warriors to right the wrongs caused by the evil criminals from his home planet.
When Rayner sees Faith in her spirit form while investigating a lead in Phoenix, his attraction to her is immediate, yet he follows his own personal code and ignores her cry for attention. When he realizes that she may be a stepping stone to getting him home to his own universe, he engages Faith and begins to use her as a means to an end: going home.
As the attraction grows stronger, Rayner finds himself breaking all sorts of self-set rules, as well as the code of ethics set by him and his fellow warriors. When Faith nears death, Rayner realizes that he must do everything in his power to save her, because if he doesn’t, he may just lose himself.
Rayner knew what he was doing was wrong, but he simply couldn’t help himself. He should have left the room a while back, but seeing Faith standing in the middle of the room in that little blue nightshirt and watching her get angry at him had jacked him up to levels he had never known before. Holy Christ, he wanted her even more when she yelled at him, and when she had come at him with that little fist, oblivious to their size difference…it had sent him right to the edge. He would have to explore the psychiatry of that later. Right now, he was busy teetering on a very dangerous slope. He just wanted Faith. He didn’t care about consequences, what would happen later, or what would happen in three minutes. He was only in the moment, and the moment consisted of Faith’s hand on his raging erection.
He wanted those lips, but he knew if he kissed her, he would be a goner. A total goner. Game over, hit the lights because his party would be over. So he kissed her cheek, which was soft and warm and just a little damp from all those tears that had ripped at his heart. He hadn’t meant to actually nip at her earlobe.
He needed to disengage and get away from her.
Instead he placed his hand at the nape of her neck and pulled her forward—the only thing separating them was their hands, her little fist wrapped in his big paw.
“Don’t say another word, Faith,” he whispered. “Just don’t.”
He closed his eyes and brought a lock of her hair up to his nose, smelling the fresh mountain breeze scent he had come to associate with Faith. His chest grew tight, his breathing became more labored as the silky strands whispered across his skin. He wanted her with a ferocity that bordered on insanity. What beat within him now was nothing but raw male need, all pretenses of manners and gentlemanly etiquette long gone.
When he felt her hand lay flat on his chest, and she turned her head and rested her cheek on his chest, he thought back to his dream and how good it felt to have Faith touch him, to be near her. To have it happen in real life was a zillion and one times better than the dream.
“I think I’m in love with you, Rayner,” she whispered.
He knew that from the ceremony to get her spirit back in her body. It still shook him to his core to hear her say it. His skin developed goose bumps; his knees went weak at her words.
“You can’t love me, Faith,” he said into her hair.
“It’s too late,” she breathed into his chest. “Too late.”
He knew what he had to do. He needed this to end, to come to a halt, a full stop with brakes screeching. He thought his heart might break, crack, or just fucking stop with his next words. “But it’s not too late to let me go,” he whispered. He let go of her neck and hand and stepped away. He didn’t meet her eyes as he opened the door and stepped out.
I give this book a five star review. I liked the romance of this story. Rayner falls in love at first sight with Faith who is a spirit at that time. She falls in love with him, but they don't let the other one know how they feel. Also, Faith has always been told about a legend. 'Really, what were the chances of her being the redhead born every twenty-five years that was supposed to produce a savior? And that savior was supposed to come from her and some guy with red eyes?' This story is more than a love story, it is also full of action, mystery, and suspense. Thanks, Carly, for a good read.
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