Published by: Tor Paranormal Romance
Source: PB ARC provided by publisher
Author Links: debramullins.com | Twitter
Darius Montana is a Seer. With his gift of empathy, he can see into the hearts of others, both human and Atlantean. When his family comes into possession of one of the legendary power stones of Atlantis, Darius is sent to find the Stone Singer.
Faith Karaluros is the last Stone Singer. Manipulated all her life for her rare ability, she is widowed after her husband tried to steal her power for the Mendukati, an extremist group that hunts Seers. Faith wants nothing more than to stay out of this war when Darius comes to find her—just in time to rescue her from being kidnapped.
Faith goes with Darius, determined to do the job and be on her way with the money that can set her up where no one can find her again. She didn’t count on the Mendukati sending a hit man after her. Darius swears he can protect her, but when she discovers he is one of the rare Atlanteans whose powers work on their own kind, can she trust him to keep his word, or is she being used again?
The unique world building, exceptional characters, and steamy romance made Heart of Stone the best paranormal romance I've read this year.
The story is oozing with sexual tension and you find yourself quickly falling for the disabled hero, Darius....yes, you read that right. The leading man has a disability. He walks with a cane and when he has overexerted himself he uses a wheelchair.
I found both Darius and the leading lady, Faith, to be refreshingly original and I adored their relationship. Faith was a lovable character with unique talents and she and Darius had great chemistry together.
The plot itself wasn't complex or filled with surprises but the interesting magical elements and various character POV's kept the pace moving along nicely.
Prodigal Son, the debut, left me with lukewarm feelings toward the Truth Seers series but Heart of Stone has me hooked.