June 20, 2018 by kissandtellbookblog
Nikolai Alexei Young has a gift that many consider him a freak for. He wishes he didn’t have it and would do just about anything to get rid of it. He feels everything others are thinking and feeling. He just wants to escape so he travels around trying to stay in smaller cities. He spends his time playing poker in underground games using his “gift” just to win enough money to survive for a little longer. He lives alone with no connections to anyone else, no place to call home.
Strong Female Lead:💋💋💋💋
Fiona Starling is working on rebuilding her life after being in a terrible situation. She dreams of moving to Costa Rica to start over and saving every penny to do so. She has a few friends, but no one who REALLY knows what she went through. Despite her past, she is kind and caring – always willing to help those in need. She is also hesitant to let new people in her life.
Fiona lets Nikolai stay with her for a few days to get him out of a bad rain storm that seems never ending. When they meet, Nikolai has a response to Fiona that is much different from when he normally runs into people. He feels their connection and sees Fiona as calming rather than someone else he can’t block out. As their relationship blossoms, they face several challenges. Both are so desperate for the peace they have with each other.
This book is full of passion! These two characters live, act, love with their whole beings. And the s.e.x is h.o.t.
This book was so Emma Scott if you know what I mean. Her stories have that emotional pull that leave you laughing, crying, longing, etc. with the characters as they experience everything.
Book Summary from author:
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 STANDALONE new adult romance with shades of the paranormal. Intended for readers 18 and up.