We’re dropped into a story of empaths and multiple worlds that I had a hard time following. There’s a lot of info dumping without really showing us the world building. I really like Cole. He’s a good guy trying to do the right thing and fighting the attraction to Aiden. I like how it takes him a few dates to make up his mind about Aiden. He’s really weighing the good, the bad and everything in between. However, Aiden is very stiff. I thought as an empath he’d be livelier but he comes across as almost robotic. I can totally see him as part cyborg or something. Overall their relationship didn’t click that well because of him. They are just so … what’s the word I’m looking for. It’s on the tip of my tongue. Awkward? Yeah, I guess that word would fit. There’s just no heat between them and when the sex does happen it comes across as forced. The fantasy scene with Aiden is so freaking awkward. Yes, I know I used that word already but it just fits the romance. I still enjoyed this story though. The action with the kidnapping and its resolve is great! The story itself about Empaths and how they need an anchor to not go crazy is really interesting. It’s a unique twist in the scifi genre.
This story has a lot of potential and I’ll certainly check out the next book.