Touched ( Sense of Thieves #1)
by Corrine Jackson
Remy O’Malley heals people with touch—but every injury she cures becomes her own. Living in a household with an abusive stepfather, she has healed untold numbers of broken bones, burns,and bruises. And then one night her stepfather goes too far.
Being sent to live with her estranged father offers a clean start and she is eager to take it. Enter Asher Blackwell. Once a Protector of Healers, Asher sacrificed his senses to become immortal. Only by killing a Healer can a Protector recover their human senses. Falling in love is against the rules between these two enemies. Because Remy has the power to make Protectors human again, and when they find out, they’ll becoming for her—if Asher doesn’t kill her first.
Remy has lived a hard life. She has suffered years of abuse from her stepdad, tried to protect her mother, never really knew much about her real father and tries to hide a secret. She can heal with her touch but no one can know. When she heals them she takes on the injuries herself. Soon her stepdad goes to far and she is sent to live with her father and recover. She has to get to know her dad and his family yet still hide her secret. At her new school she meets Asher who has a few secrets of his own. They are drawn to each other even when Asher knows they should be enemies.Asher is a Protector and can feel no human emotions unless he is touching Remy. They are enemies because Protectors can get back their emotions and feelings if they kill a Healer. Now Asher must hide Remy from other Protectors and hide their growing love.
Wow this is a book that will pull at your own emotions. When you see all Remy has lived with all these years. It is enough to make you want to kill her step dad yourself. Remy is very tough and has her emotions closed off. You get to see her slowly open up as she lives with her dad and her new family and with Asher. She tries her best to protect everyone she cares about. Asher has that mysterious side that pulls you right to him. You get to see he isn't perfect but is trying his best to do the right thing now.
I have to say if you want a book that keeps your attention even after you finish it this is one. Remy's story is not one you forget. The author did such an amazing job with the plot and characters. Just about all the characters you feel something for. You may hate them, you may love them or in some cases you may do both. Remy's mom is one I have trouble with. I hated her thru a lot of the book but in the end I did understand her a little better. The plot is a great one as you discover more and more as you read. You know Remy has powers but the more you dive into the book the more you get to see what those powers are and more of the history of them. You get to see how the Healers and Protectors fell out and how there is two sides to every story. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
I would like to thank Kensington for providing me a copy of this book for review.
4 out of 5 Bats~Pam