★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★
My name is Calla Price. I’m eighteen years old, and I’m one half of a whole. My other half– my twin brother, my Finn– is crazy. I love him. More than life, more than anything. And even though I’m terrified he’ll suck me down with him, no one can save him but me. I’m doing all I can to stay afloat in a sea of insanity, but I’m drowning more and more each day. So I reach out for a lifeline. Dare DuBray. He’s my savior and my anti-Christ. His arms are where I feel safe, where I’m afraid, where I belong, where I’m lost. He will heal me, break me, love me and hate me. He has the power to destroy me. Maybe that’s ok. Because I can’t seem to save Finn and love Dare without everyone getting hurt. Why? Because of a secret. A secret I’m so busy trying to figure out, that I never see it coming. You won’t either.
Calla Price lives with her twin brother and parents in a mortuary, she has lived her whole life surrounded by death but nothing could prepare her for when death takes her mother away from her so cruelly. Nocte is the story of Calla trying to cope with this awful event as well as trying to help her brother escape his demons. Finn suffers from Schizo-affective Disorder and she has always been protective of him and their close bond.
“He was my brother, my best friend, half of my soul. He was all of those things and more. He was more than anyone else ever knew of ever would know.
Because I was the only one lucky enough to really know him.”
When handsome stranger Dare DuBray rolls into town, with his sexy English accent and his mysteriousness, the fates of Calla and Finn are changed. Dare is hiding something but is also doing a good job of helping Calla feel calm amidst all the confusion.
“Everything about him touches me… his voice, his story, his vuneralitlity that he tries so hard to hide it. All of it. I want him. All of him.”
I would describe this as a psychological romantic suspense, there were so many things I wanted and needed to know. Unfortunately for me, I worked out the main twist early on but that didn’t deter me from enjoying this crazy ride. All the little plot twists were interwoven so perfectly, it is one of those books that you probably would want to read twice to make sure you haven’t missed anything the first time round.
This is book 1 in a trilogy and it ends on a cliffhanger that leaves you with so many more questions, I am absolutely dying to find out what the answers are. Verum continues the story of Calla and Dare.