Life begins. Then it ends. Then it begins again… For each life, fate is predetermined; nothing can change its path.
From the moment she was born he has been in her life, watching her; he has known everything about her. He has studied her every expression, feeling, thought… Because she felt, like any other person: she felt joy, happiness, passion, anger, sorrow…
And, he didn’t.
Why does she laugh? Why does she cry? Why does she feel…? Despite his exhaustive knowledge about her, he couldn’t answer these questions. They speculated that the best way to study emotions and feelings was to examine and analyze the one thing they didn’t have. For this, he was assigned to her.
One empty bus seat. Two aching hearts. A future written by Fate…
When Raquelita Muro’s overbearing mother rips her and her little sister away from their beloved Papa, one tiny, rebellious corner of Raquelita’s heart is grateful that the bus is crowded, and the only seat left is out of Mama’s sight. Next to a handsome young man.
Matthew Buchanan’s beautiful traveling companion is more than something pretty to look at before he ships out for Viet Nam. Deep in her sad, whisky-colored eyes he glimpses a new dream to replace the ones he’s leaving behind. It breaks his heart to leave Raquelita in her tyrannical mother’s hands, but she gifts him with a token of love and a tender promise to exchange letters in secret.
But their first, shy “hello” has reached the ears of Fate. Fate is in the mood to see how far it can push two lonely hearts—to the brink of temptation, desperation, and despair—before they break. Perhaps beyond any hope of healing…
Psion Todd Theron is off to Boston Magical University. With classic good looks and a potentially paranormal but unknown charm, Todd’s never struggled for a woman’s attention. That is, until he meets Maggie, who seems strangely resistant to him.
Wizard Maggie McKay is focused on making it through school without the usual distractions of partying and sexy men. Homework and classes come first, second is finding time to brew potions for sale on the side. After all, tuition isn’t cheap. Despite her best efforts, Todd may prove to be a distraction she can’t ignore.
But things go awry when an accident of Maggie’s own brewing hits the pair of them. Will their night of unintended passion and intense emotions leave them at odds? Or will their budding relationship survive fraternity politics and the temptations of others?