With Everything I Am
(The Three #2)
by Kristen Ashley
Published November 21st 2012
One night, Callum is driven into the woods by instinct, an instinct to protect… what, he does not know. Until he, in the form of wolf, meets a young, human child who he is instantly drawn to in a fierce way he doesn’t quite understand.Goodreads
But in the end, she protects him. Then he finds this human child is his destined mate.
Sonia Arlington has lived a lonely life. She has certain abilities that make her strange and she has a rare disease that, if untreated, could kill her. Her mother and father are assassinated but before, her father makes her vow that she will never let others discover her abilities. This forces Sonia to stay distant from others, no family, no close friends and always guarding against exposure.
Then the intelligence leaks that Sonia is Callum’s human mate. He is now King of the Werewolves and therefore she becomes targeted by the wolves who have aligned with other immortals to enslave the human race. Callum has war on his hands and is forced to claim his mate and quickly integrate Sonia into a world that is strange and frightening to her.
As Sonia attempts to adjust, not entirely successfully, Callum attempts to cope with the knowledge that his mate is mortal. He will have her beauty and gentleness only the length of a mortal life and as werewolves only have one mate their entire lives, their union for him is unbearably bitter as well as unbelievably sweet.
Then he finds that due to her illness, her human life will be even shorter and he is forced to endure the increased bitter while doing everything he can to make Sonia’s short life incredibly sweet.
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Crystal L's Thoughts:
Kristen Ashley does it again! Super Alpha man? Check. Fab heroine? Check. Good support characters? Check. The only thing that wasn't the same as her standard 'Need These To Make Awesome Story Checklist' was a plot with lots of twists and turns. While the story didn't have loads of her usually standard good twists, the few she had were really good, and all KA fans will not be disappointed! This book is the second book in a series, but you don't have to read the first book, Until The Sun Falls From The Sky. I would recommend you read it though simply because, yet again, it was a super awesome Ashley book!
There's no surprise KA has recently signed on with Grand Central Publishing to release some of her books. It was only a matter of time for this amazingly talented woman to shine even brighter than she already is. So to wrap it up, you have to read this book cause it has superbly hot werewolves, meddling but caring vampires, interesting plot twists, and a good story line. I wouldn't necessarily want a Callum, king of the werewolves, of my own, but I sure as hell had a blast reading about him and his life mate Sonia. Reading their emotional rollercoaster love story with Callum's very really grief that he only has a limited time with his life mate might prick your tear ducts. Four overflowing wine glasses of a totally top line wine (cause out girl Kit only deserves the best), and I hope all of you lovelies enjoy this story!
Rating: 4 Wine Glasses!