Claire Martin is an empath. She’s lived her entire life as a slave to a constant barrage of emotions that weren't hers. Off to college, she hopes simply to blend with the crowd where she can best hide her curse. Within her first few weeks at school Claire meets Stephen Andrews, a small, fragile looking boy who changes her life forever.
Stephen, a boy with a secret of his own, instantly recognizes Claire for what she is. It is through Stephen's aid that Claire meets James, a vampire with a talent of his own. As soon as they touch, their abilities connect in a way that has not occurred in over three hundred years forming a bond that cannot be broken.
Very nice to read a story of vampires and humans that is not a Twilight repeat! Claire has the power of an empath and I can tell you that I would not want it. Feeling every emotion that comes from a person has got to be difficult.
This is the first in a trilogy and I can't wait to get started on the next one. Stephen has developed into a character that I would love to see have his own spinoff. I want spoil the excitement of discovering his secret but I was not expecting it.
James on the other hand, yummy! I was a little shocked at the instant connection between the two main characters but as you dig into the story, you can feel the love that resonates from the pages.