Ruth Scott can read the energy of every person she meets. Then she meets Deacon Walker. She can see his ice-blue eyes, his black hair, and his gorgeous face. But this beautiful stranger has no aura.
Deacon is just as unsettled by Ruth—and, having spent more than two hundred years ushering souls to Purgatory, Deacon is seldom shocked by anything. As he helps Ruth to understand her true nature, she awakens desires that he decided long ago a Reaper can’t afford.
A demon invasion forces Deacon to confront the darkness in his own past even as he fights to save the human souls he’s charged to protect. When he’s taken captive, his first concern is for Ruth. But Ruth just might be able to save herself—and the Reaper she can’t live without—if she can learn to wield her newfound powers.
‘Reap and Repent’ is the exciting first book, in a series that promises to be amazing. Originality, research and powerful, vivid characters define this story, which is a curious mix of imagination and clever use of well known religious and occult symbolism.
Deacon is a reaper with years of experience when he comes across Ruth, in the course of his day job. He knows she’s different but can’t pinpoint why and there begins a fantastic tale of discovery, horror, the afterlife and passion.
Ruth’s has an unusual gift, which until she meets Deacon, she considers a curse; it frightens her because she doesn’t understand it. She shuns others, rather like an empathic person, who cannot bear to witness the pain of those around them.
Ruth’s induction into the supernatural world of reapers, angel and demons is swift, spectacular and stomach churning and as a reader you experience it all with her. A fast paced yet detailed story, there is plenty of sensual heat when Deacon and Ruth discover how much they have in common. Nate is an interesting character and so much more than he first appears. I have my own theory on who he truly is and I can’t wait for the next book to see if I’m correct.
‘Reap and Repent’ is a must for lovers of the extraordinary.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars