A Touch of Honor by J.P. Grider
Honor hurts…all the time. The doctors say she’s fine – it’s all in her head. But Honor feels pain. What she doesn’t know is…it’s not her pain– it’s everyone else’s.
Seventeen year-old Honor Stevens is not an ordinary teenager. Sure, she looks like one on the outside…but on the inside, there’s a whole world of pain going on. Honor is an empath. That means she can feel other people’s pain – like that of the girl who is about to be raped in the woods, or the girl who is dying of cancer, or her mom…who is suffering a heart attack. What she doesn’t know is what Ethan Sutherland comes to town to tell her – she can save these people. But at what cost? For every life Honor saves, she knocks years off her own.
When Ethan comes looking for her, he isn’t counting on falling in love. Now that he has, he wishes he hadn’t told her about her abilities. Though he tries his best to talk her out of saving every soul, Ethan loses the battle – Honor’s too nice for her own good.
Then there’s the matter of Ethan’s estranged, morally corrupt half-brother, Storm – he loves Honor too. And because Honor is intrinsically empathic, she’s aware of Storm’s softer side and begins falling for him as well.
When the two brothers are forced to work together against a group of evil empaths who are after Honor, they need to put their differences aside and focus on saving the one girl they both love.
A Touch of Honor is a paranormal love story of a different kind. In a world gone mad with vampires and werewolves, A Touch of Honor tugs at the heartstrings with a girl out to heal the world…one person at a time.
Honor has been to doctors and they can never find what is wrong with her. She hurts all the time and there is no reason why. It isn't until a new boy shows up at school that she finds out why. Ethan seems to be always watching her and it after she confronts him she finds out she is an empath. She can feel when other people are sick and more importantly she can take it away from them. It comes at a price every time she heals she takes time away from her life. Ethan wishes he hadn't told her as she wants to help everyone she can and he has falling in love with her. Storm Ethan's brother also shows up at the school. He has a darker side and is connected to some very bad people. Bad people who want something Honor doesn't even know she has and for darker reasons. While Ethan doesn't like Storm and wants Honor to stay away she can't help be close to him as she sees a side of him no one else does or can. The brothers must work together to keep her safe and keep her from giving her life up.
Honor is such a sweetheart. You can not help but like her. She is so good it just shines thru the pages at you. She wants to help everyone she can no matter how they have treated her. Usually people with powers have to watch so they don't use them to do bad, with Honor you have to make sure she doesn't kill herself for others. Ethan is so protective of Honor and he does love her. My only fault with him is at times it seems he wants to keep her locked away so he can keep her away from everyone so she doesn't throw her life away.Storm have to say i love the bad boy here. Looking at him thru Honor's eyes you get to see the good in him and see who he really is.
I really enjoyed this book! The characters are wonderful and it is nice to read a book about a different subject. You really get into the story very easily and it flows very nicely. You feel like you are in Honor's shoes as she has to decide if it is worth it to save people and as she tries to stay safe her self. She really only wants to help everyone and at times she puts her self in danger.There is an element of danger as people are hunting for Honor for dark reasons. The love triangle while I know this puts many people off I really did enjoy this one. I think because of the type of person Honor is you really get to see how hard it is not to be put in this situation. I think most people who want a good clean book with some great characters and a different paranormal thing will enjoy this. I look forward to seeing where this series goes.
4 out of 5 Bats~Pam