***A new adult STANDALONE from the author of Full Tilt and The Butterfly Project***
Nikolai Alexei Young was born with a special gift…one he’d do anything to lose. The heart and soul of every person he comes into contact with is an open book to his heightened senses. Colorful emotions, whispers of thoughts, the sour tastes of old memories…He feels them all. The sci-fi books would call him an empath. For Nikolai, his ability has made him an exile. He roams the U.S. alone, avoiding the glut of life in big cities, and using his innate talents to win money in underground poker games. Just enough to keep going, one town to the next. He has no hope that his life can be anything else, until he meets her…
At nineteen, Fiona Starling was trapped in an ugly, desperate situation until she freed herself the only way she knew how. Now three years later, living outside Savannah, Georgia, she is rebuilding her life on her own terms; seizing every moment and saving every penny so that she might fulfill her dream of moving to the raw wilderness of Costa Rica. But behind her carefree smile beats the heart of a lonely young woman haunted by her past, until a chance encounter with a tattooed stranger changes everything…
Fiona takes Nikolai under her roof for three sultry nights, waiting out the rain of a summer storm. She grows more and more fascinated by this brooding stranger with whom she shares an intense physical connection—a connection so strong, she wonders if there is something between them beyond lust and passion. Nikolai is shocked to discover that Fiona calms the raging turmoil in his heart. She alone silences the din of other people’s lives, and envelops him in the sweet beauty of her inner self. Every moment he’s with her—every touch of her skin—brings him closer to the peace that’s been eluding him his entire life.
But Fiona harbors secrets that she is too terrified to reveal. After Nikolai confesses his unique ability, she is caught between wanting to believe him and fearing he’ll eventually unearth her own dark past. When the unthinkable happens, Fiona’s plans come crashing down, and Nikolai discovers his hated ability might be the only thing that can save the woman he loves.
Sugar & Gold is a new adult romance with shades of the paranormal and is the second book in the Dreamcatcher novels, a series of interconnected STANDALONES. It is NOT necessary to have read How to Save a Life (Dreamcatcher #1) first in order to follow the story, but characters will appear across all novels. Intended for readers 18 and up.
4.5 Love and Hope stars for the book with a beautiful cover.
Sugar & Gold is such a beautiful story and one that captures you're imagination.
Completely different to any book I've read previously and I haven’t read a book by this author before.
Nik has a gift, he can see,feel,taste emotions/thoughts which he calls the Ken.
Nik doesn't see what he has as a gift or a blessing but a curse one that has brought him loneliness, he travels from place to place playing poker like a lost soul carrying the burden of his gift knowing that no one would understand it or could even explain it. Professionals tried and failed him as a child.
Fiona was living a life under a new identity, she lived with hopes of one day fulfilling her dreams of freedom in her ideal destination. Fiona was a woman who had fled a controlling relationship, had made new friends but until she had saved enough money was still aiming for her new destination of forever where she could finally feel free.
With only months to go until Fiona had enough money to move Nik in all his tattooed glory and hotness rolled into town on his motorbike at the right divine moment.
A relationship that was destined to be was birthed along with a beautiful heartwarming journey.
An inspiring story told in dual pov's and leads to a hea.
"Find the sunshine"
Arc gratefully received for review purposes
BBBf-sizzlereads-bestbookboyfriends & L.A.B.B