After three years caring for her dying mother, Layla Callaway learns she was adopted under unusual circumstances. Following a cryptic message to seek her birth family in Oregon, Layla uproots her lonely life, quickly finding she descends from witches and wizards. Magic is in her blood, and a handsome family friend is eager to prove it. Through a ring imprinted with her birth parents’ memories, Layla’s enigmatic past comes to light, presenting possibilities and trials more chimerical than her wildest dreams.
Quin’s natural charisma yields plenty of witches, but he longs for the lost witch – the mysterious Layla. He's dreamed about her his entire life, envisioning the day he would lay eyes on her face and aura. When that day arrives, not only is he breathless, he’s confronted with the challenge of a lifetime – an innate need to keep her safe and forever by his side.
Employing fiendish manipulation and manpower, Agro uses the arcane force of others to elevate his supremacy and wealth. Nothing pleases him more than latching on to a mystical vein, and never has there been a more enticing source. The divine witch will be his.
The cover caught my eye, but the story kept my attention. Layla hasn’t had the best life but she had a mother who adored her for 21 years. When her world is turned upside down by just a visit to her mother lawyer, she has two options, continue on with the life she has feeling like she is in a rut or find what has been waiting for her. With a little push from some friends Layla leaves the life she has known to have an adventure that may end with more, but she's not getting her hopes up.
The book started off on a good note and as I read I got excited for the adventure that was awaiting Layla and couldn’t wait to find out what was next. But as I read more I felt it dragged on in places and than I kept reading because well I just couldn’t put it down and realized that I needed all the information that was being put out there. While I loved the first part of the book, the second is where the emotions take a trip on the roller coaster. This book is full of love, the soul-mate kind. While I thought it was a little mushy and fast past in the love realm, you also have to take into account their believes and lifestyles. The mushy soul-mate love is what makes this book what it is, because without love there is no desperation, heartache or life. Layla is a very likable character, she may be a little naive at times but she is kindhearted. Quin has a sexy confidence but he still remains down to earth and a great heart as well. Lets just say if he told me I could fly, I would believe him. I could go on but I feel I would drop a spoiler and I don’t want to do that. What I can tell you is this book may not be for everyone, if you like magic-good and evil-, love stories,and adventure you should give b.c Burgess Descension a go. I would but this book between YA and NA, it doesn’t have intense intamate senses but they are there.