My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Mischa is a guardian angel. Her current charge might just be the answer to peace in the Middle East. Rafe is a djinni, bound to fulfill the wishes of his master. Rafe’s current master is a terrorist, hell-bent on destroying Mischa’s charge. Somewhere between saving her charge and learning about the djinni, Mischa starts to feel things she’s never felt before.
Rafe is lonely and as one of his masters wish to occupy the peacemaker’s guardian angel, he whisks her away to his private oasis. Mischa is unable to leave the oasis and after time, doesn’t want to. She’s trapped but is content with having Rafe in her life. As time goes on, Rafe realizes that love should not be bound and sacrifices himself so Mischa can watch over her other charges. Mischa is devastated when she learns Rafe went back into his bottle after fulfilling his master’s final wish. The peacemaker leads a task force into the dessert to capture the terrorist, unbeknowest that he is the man behind the attacks on him. The peacemaker ends up freeing Rafe from his prison and HEA.
I enjoyed this story very much. The world the author created is unique and interesting. The mythology of Solomon binding the children of Lilith and demons was a new spin and refreshing. Mischa’s character was strong and caring. Rafe was smart and smexy. The chemistry between the two was definitely felt. Mischa was so lost in the feeling she was having while in the oasis, I think if she’d known what would have happened, she never would have agreed – but by then, she’d do anything for Rafe. Rafe could see that she was silently suffering and it took a lot of courage to let her go. Great story, easy to read and captivatingly wonderful!