Sometimes, love isn’t as magical as people expect it to be…
Rona believed love was nothing more than a myth, a sweet old wives tale for little girls to chew on. As the oldest daughter, duty and family honor were things she knew well as the difference between salt and cinnamon. Until the immortal ruler of the seas appeared from thin air and she is swept into a dark and dangerous affair. What had formerly been myth soon became part of the everyday. And Rona believed when Seid told her they would be together forever.
But forever is a long time and after she betrayed him, what was supposed to be an eternity in paradise became an eternity in hell. Now she is cursed, unable to feel human emotions except through the couples she is led to save.
Two thousand years is an awfully long time to live alone. And the business of love saving isn’t what it used to be. Love has become an illusion as grandiose as magic and Rona’s ready to give up. Until the night she is seen by a human. Deep in the underbelly of the city that never sleeps, she recognizes him instantly. He may dress differently and have gained a few new scars, but she would recognize the face of her former lover in any lifetime. Trouble is, he seems to have no memory of her and he and his ex-girlfriend are the ones she’s meant to save.
But when her lover’s doppelganger starts to fall for her, she is forced to learn what it means to be human all over again.
Past and present come full circle in this tale of love, forgiveness and woe.
My Review: Does true love exist? What are you willing to do to find and keep true love? Cain and Rona’s story stretches across time. Both battered by life’s experiences and a curse, they struggle to find that special spark in life again. As love begins to grow, the task to reunite Cain and his ex-girlfriend becomes more difficult. Cain’s emotions reawakens Rona’s lost humanity and feelings, building strong emotional connections to the characters. Stay is a completely original story, highly complex and filled with love and regret. The end was shocking and totally unexpected...completely heart breaking, but true to the storyline. I found Stay to be a captivating read bursting with heart felt emotions and character. This copy of Stay was given to me by Jennifer Silverwood in exchange for an honest review.