This is a sweet and romantic Romeo and Juliet story. The setting is in the 1950’s in Colorado. The details that define the time period are lovely. I truly appreciated the unexpected twists in this happily-ever-after story.
Clayton, the rich boy from the good family, acquires the power to extract energy from living things and then dispose of the power. He’s good looking, well educated, but also a risk taker that goes for what he wants. It’s heart-warming to read about how he learns to earn the affections of Cora without offending her with money.
Cora, the poor girl from the shunned family, acquires the power to move and control water. But more than that, she is independent and extremely protective of her younger sister.
Their unique skills only serve as a commonality for the two lovers to share. Their true connection is on a much more organic level.
This is the first in a series of books, which promises to explore the powers of the characters more in future books.
to Lily Cahill!