Like most girls at Rosemound High School, seventeen-year-old Lily Crane is acutely aware of Ryder Kingscott. Hands down the cutest guy in school, Ryder is cool, mysterious, and utterly untouchable…especially for Lily. For when she touches someone, Lily instantly learns all about their lives. And while such a skill might seem nifty, in truth it is wrecking Lily’s life. So she is shocked when Ryder asks her out — and even more shocked to discover he has a rival. Lucian Bell is the gorgeous new kid who can’t take his eyes off of Lily. Being pursued by two hotties should make a girl happy, but Lily is skeptical. The boys act as if they’ve met before, hating each other with a passion that could only be rooted in a dark, dangerous past. A past full of terrible secrets. The kind of secrets that could get a girl killed"
Ryder's character was a mystery in a good way. The hottest guy in school, but he always kept to himself. The rumor mill was filled with wild stories about him. My curiosity about Ryder was one of the reasons I was glued to Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale. Wray took me on an adventure with his character and right when I thought I knew everything there was about him, I was pulled into another "twist and turn" that just left me in utter shock. In the end I was very satisfied with how the mystery around him was wrapped up.
As far Lucian Bell is concerned on the surface their wasn't much depth to him. Not until I really got to know him and found out how intriguing he really is. We are introduced to him as the latest eye candy at Rosemound High, but unlike Ryder he was Mr. Popular. He got along with everyone, threw house parties and seemed to be your regular high schooler. But as I read on, and his character unraveled, I learned there was so much depth to him, some of his actions just made me go wow! Especially the ending.
There were traces of a love triangle but I loved how Wray nipped that in the bud. Lily was not the confused damsel in distress that couldn't make up her mind on who she loved and wanted to be with. Even when things were at it's worse she loved only one.
I can't say enough good things about this book, it really grabbed me. I read it in a day and stayed up well into the middle of the night just to finish it up. I can't wait to see what other books Ramona Wray has coming in the near future. With her writing style and story telling she has definitely made a fan out of me.