unnamed (1)Willow Taylor lives in a castle with large walls and iron fences. But this is no ordinary castle. It’s called Heartstone Psychiatric hospital and it houses forty other patients. It has nurses with mean faces and techs with permanent frowns.

It has a man, as well. A man who is cold and distant. Whose voice drips with authority. And whose piercing gray eyes hide secrets, and maybe linger on her face a second too long.

Willow isn’t supposed to look deep into those eyes. She isn’t supposed to try to read his tightly leashed emotions. And neither is she supposed to touch herself at night, imagining his powerful voice and that cold but beautiful face.

No, Willow Taylor shouldn’t be attracted to Simon Blackwood, at all.

Because she’s a patient and he’s her doctor. Her psychiatrist.

The medicine man.

WARNING: This book discusses sensitive issues including but not limited to, depression and suicide.

For me, this was one of the most antipated books for the year written by one of my favorite authors and was so thrilled to be granted an advance readers copy (ARC). The story is forbidden between a doctor and his patient not just any doctor but a Psychiatrist.  The story was slow to start however stay with it and soon all the vagueness becomes clear, some questions become clearer as you get further into the story.  Parts of this story is heart-wrenching, blubbering emotional mess, others are enlightenment and hopeful. I’m sure most people with have issues with this type of story, I’m happy it was written because there was a story behind and it needed to be written, not just for shits and giggles or shock and awe. However, you be the judge, read at your own risk.

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