M. Raiya – Another Healing

anotherAuthor: M. Raiya
Reviewed by: Wendy
Publisher: DreamSpinner Press
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781627985604

Rating: ★★★★★ 

When James first discovers he can heal, he thinks he has a rare and miraculous gift. But when he learns the price, it feels more like a curse. He falls passionately and completely in love with every person, male or female, he heals. But only until he heals again, when he becomes hotly infatuated with the next person. He doesn’t dare express feelings he knows are only transitory or hold out hope anyone will love him back under those conditions.

One night, he meets Ambient, the victim of a car accident, dying, his neck broken. James heals him despite knowing what is in store. He can’t resist Ambient, and to his amazement, Ambient returns his feelings. Thinking Ambient has broken the curse, James heals the next injured person he comes across. To his joy, and confusion, he does not fall in love anew. If anything, his feelings toward Ambient intensify. Awash with the certainty that somehow, he and Ambient are meant for each other, they set out to learn the truth about James’s strange power.
Review: Over the years, there have been a number of books that I thoroughly enjoyed for various reasons and mentally catalogued as “must re-read this one”. However, I don’t believe I’ve ever had an overwhelming urge to immediately turn around and read a book again from cover to cover as soon as I finished it. That was exactly the urge I had after finishing “Another Healing”.

While the blurb gives you a fairly good idea about the main storyline, there’s just so much more to this story that’s unexpected that I think my desire to re-read it again stemmed from wanting to appreciate the nuances through my newly acquired perspective. I can’t and won’t reveal more, because part of the thrill of reading this book is in the discovery process that leads you through twists and turns you most likely did not see coming.

I know that a lot of people dislike the whole notion of an insta-love connection between main characters, but it totally makes sense and is essential to the plot in this book. I had my own instant love connection with the two main characters, James and Ambient. I found them each to be unique and somewhat adorable in their own ways. The secondary characters were also vivid and added depth to the story.

I loved the concept of magic healing ability, loved the air of mystery and discovery, and loved the adventure and journey that this book took me on. I already professed my love for the characters, and I even loved the darker form of angst that was unexpected. And, I can’t fail to mention how much I love roses and tattoos – usually as separate and distinct entities. Now, however, I have a new appreciation (okay, maybe a bit of a kink) for thinking of them combined into a sexy, lickable, erogenous zone of sorts. In short, I really loved this book. Check it out!

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One Comment

  1. I read this and loved it. Just wanted to say I know exactly what you mean about the blurb – the book was so much more.

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