Roone Thorsen, he doesn't actually acknowledge her until he needs help
with physics. Tall and a little on the teddybear side physically
speaking, Roone falls somewhere in the middle when it come to the guys
in her senior class, words actually imprinted on the black cause
bracelet he wears. Turns out they have more than seventh period study
hall in common. They're both avoiding dating if for different reasons.
relationship, they decide to fake one even if it means they'll have to
show up at the Christmas dance as a couple. That night is an eye opener
for Everly on several levels. First of all, Roone is quite a sight in
his tux, which shows off his muscular frame instead of camouflaging it
the way his boxy casual clothing does. Second, the kiss they share just
for show somehow rocks her world. And third, with a flick of a finger,
Roone mysteriously maneuvers a rogue chandelier that crashes to the
crowded floor, saving a lot of dancers in the process. Or did he?
quite believing her eyes, which suddenly have hearts in them, Everly is
reluctant to admit that Roone is not only as far from somewhere in the
middle as possible, he just might be out of this world.
After learning that she is adopted, Eliza sets off to locate her
biological family and finds them in the Louisiana bayou. But they’re
more than just locals—they’re descended from the area’s most famous
Voodoo queen, Marie Laveau—Eliza’s great-great-grandmother. Surrounded
by a mysterious world of séances, spells, and sacrifices, Eliza finds
herself worshiped as the last great priestess. What’s more, she’s
inherited the ability to heal the souls of others with a simple touch of
Eliza is expected to cultivate this gift so she can claim her title
as Queen and return the Voodoo community to glory. A task Eliza wouldn’t
mind as long as she could perform it beside the devastating Samuel
Mueller. But according to tradition, Samuel is her keeper, and a keeper
never becomes romantically involved with his ward. His sacred duty is to
protect her. And the bayou is rife with enemies who would sacrifice
anything to eliminate outsiders like Eliza...