Hannah Drake loves and hates Sheriff Jonas Harrington, but when she uses her gift when she is shot, she acquires a stalker who would like to see her dead. Sheriff Jonas Harrington has been frustrated by and madly in love with Hannah Drake since childhood. He believes she is a conceited super-model who loves being the center of attention, but really she is terrified of being in the public eye ad has low self-esteem.
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As the primary source of law enforcement for their small town, he also is aware of the magical gifts that Hannah and her six sisters share. In addition, it is acknowledged both by him and the Drake sisters that he has a few magical gifts of his own, although none are as powerful as any of theirs.
The plot of the story begins with Jonas getting in over his head, as the result of doing a favor for a friend with whom he used to work on the type of government assignments you never talk about later. Although he has experience in more sophisticated aspects of law enforcement, being the Sheriff of a small town rarely lends itself to a lot of experience with organized crime. Perhaps that is why he is shot by a member of the Russian Mafia.
Hannah's gifts are the ability to control the wind and empathy. She also has a close connection with Jonas, despite their frequent arguments and the fact that his feelings about her career often emerge as rude and malicious name-calling. At the moment he thinks may be his last; he pulls out a picture of her.
As soon as Hannah becomes aware that he is injured, she uses the wind to save him and then stays with him as he heals, at the expense of her own health. Her sisters help her heal and for the first time, Jonas is aware that she does not dislike him. It is around this time when he decides to pursue her romantically, regardless of how difficult doing so may be.
Unfortunately, the powerful use of her skills seems to bring her to the attention of the same group that nearly killed Jonas. She is nearly killed and only managed to stay alive because of the ministrations of Ilya Prakenskii, who is essentially a good guy who has been a bodyguard for the Russian mob for some time.
As Jonas has recovered and no longer needs her help, they switch roles and he begins to take care of her. Shortly before that, their relationship becomes physical for the first time when she confirms his belief that she stutters and has panic attacks, both of which are covered up through the magical gifts and loaned strength of her sisters.
It is important to understand that Hannah was stabbed in her throat and had fairly extensive scarring, which was obviously a bigger problem for a model than it would be for others. When she will not talk to anyone else and locks herself in her room, Jonas forces his way in and she will talk to him.
There are several possible bad guys who tried to kill her, but eventually we find that everything does relate back to the Russian mob. It eventually turns out that it all went back to the Russian mob and a crazy man with psychic gifts who became obsessed by her.
Best part of story, including ending:
I loved that it finally put two people together who had been mentioned in previous books in the series. It was obvious in the earlier books that they were meant to be together and the first scenes in the book really set the romantic pace for the rest of the story.
Best scene in story:
Shortly into the novel, Jonas confirms his belief that she has panic attacks and is surprised to hear that she stutters.The way she is so ashamed of something that is not her fault and that she thinks it makes her weak really explained a lot about her personality. He reacted as he should, with kindness and reassurances. It moved from there to their first love scene and it was beautifully done.
Opinion about the main character:
I love the fact that Hannah Drake is a supermodel who is insecure, has magical gifts but feels weak and that even before she knew how Jonas felt about her, she saved him at the expense of her own health. She is just many contradictions in one and that makes her a unique character.