Avery hasn’t had it easy.
When she was ten years old her parents died in a car crash. Now nine years later her Aunt Caroline is the only family member she has left. And Caroline is dying.
So when Death comes knocking (quite literally) in the form of the damaged and dangerous, Brennus, Avery makes a deal with the reaper in order to save Caroline.
Brennus is an Ankou.
One of the many, once mortal men and women, who were given the choice to become an immortal in exchange for ferrying the dead over into their afterlife.
Nine years ago Brennus took Avery’s parents and tried to take Avery, but she fought him and won. Amazed by her strength Brennus followed Avery and has watched over her.
Now he knows Avery is the one to offer him freedom from his obligation to the dead.
And he’ll stop at nothing to have her.
This book tells quite a story in such a short amount of time. I give Avery a lot of credit doing what she is doing. Working full time to help support her aunt with cancer. She still makes time to go out with her friends even if she doesn't always enjoy it. I read some reviews that said Avery had issues and wasn't likable. I disagree. She has had a tough life and if she is crabby sometimes well so be it! We all are. She had a lot of pressure to deal with at such a young age. She manages to cram quite the story into a novella. There was kind of a lot going on!
The relationship between Avery and Brennus took a while to get going but, once it did. There is something to be said about natural attraction and bond between people. The only bad thing about this novella is that it was short!! I want more!!