Love is dangerous... "I'm a monster, Eva. There is no saving a monster. But I love that you want to try." My heart constricts at the expression on his face. He has no hope for himself, so I have to hope for him. "You're not a monster," I argue softly. "You're a man, Luca. A man like any other, you're made of blood and bone." As a little boy, Luca Minaldi was told he was a monster. As an adult, he knows it is true. He lives in Malta, a fairytale-like place filled with sunshine and sea, beauty and secrets. And Luca's darkest of secrets is the best kept of them all. Eva Talbot is spending the summer in Malta to finish up her doctoral dissertation. When she meets Luca, a mysterious and handsome shipping tycoon, there is an instant attraction, a disturbing and beautiful energy that she has never felt before. But she senses the darkness that lives within him. Eva is hired to care for his mother, who suffers from dementia, but it is Luca who Eva will eventually risk everything to save. Her life becomes a swirling chaos of darkness and romance, of secrets and mystery. And the question that emerges will become the most important answer of all. Can she save Luca from the darkness that plagues him without losing herself? The answer is a matter of life or death.
Used availability for Courtney Cole's Of Blood and Bone
October 2012 : USA Paperback