But from the moment he moves to Absolution, Paul is overwhelmed by thestrong sense of family among the Priests. The Rabids havenothing like it, and Paul has never known love and care like the Priests show him before he's even unpacked his furniture. It changes everything he knows of the world, and it changes his reason for being inAbsolution.
Ashleigh is a big part of that. The President's daughter, she's one ofthe first people he meets, and she captures his attention completely.Knowing how his mission would hurt her, he tries to stay away, but hecan't. They embark on a torrid, intense love affair.
But he still has that secret. Blood in the Water follows Paul'sintegration into the Priests, his education in the loving ways offamily, his deep love for Ash and her for him, and his crisis as hetries to leave his old life and claim his new without taking down thevery family he's come to love and value.
Johnson creates a vivid world full of lively, real people with realrelationships and real problems. And real love and affection. Paul'sstart in life is heartbreaking, but he becomes a strong, honorable mancapable of great love. Ashleigh's life has not been quite so painful but has not been without its challenges. They make a wonderful couple withsizzling chemistry. The Priests are a family I want to get to knowmore of. I can't wait for more books in this series.
author of the Signal Bend Series