He should have left and never looked back when he’d decided to finally do the right thing and push Marty out of his life, but instead he stuck around to torture himself by staying close to the one woman that he could never allow himself to have. She deserved better than him, better than the tortured existence that he led and better than the horrifying future that waited for him.
I loved Marty, like many of Mathewson’s heroines she’s vivacious, witty, engaging and funny. Her relationship with Tristan is very complicated, just when she thinks she has a handle on where she stands he goes cold. I found it a bit annoying, because one minute I was like ‘Yes! Success they’re getting there!’ but then he would say or do something to push Marty away and I was like ‘What the actual hell is going on?! We were so bloody close!’ my family may have considered getting me committed at some point but that’s neither here nor there. I think Marty handled herself well, she grew up with Tristan and never understood why everyone in town thought he was an asshole, well until they reconnected of course but she doesn’t take it lying down, oh no minions she gives back as good as she gets. There’s always been a draw to Tristan for Marty and she’s never understood why, but she knows deep in her soul she loves him with everything she is. Tristan is very much sorely mistaken if he thinks she’s like all the other women in town who run and hide in the other direction, Marty is one those women who can go head to head with the best of them.
“Do you mind shifting? You have a small tube of chapstick or something in your pocket that’s poking me.” Maybe she shouldn’t have emphasized small. Guys were kind of sensitive about that sort of thing, right?
“You have me. I’m yours,” he promised, because he was, always had been and he’d been a fucking moron to fight this hold she had over him.
"For the last time," he said tightly, opening his eyes, "she wasn't screaming at me." "I could hear her all the way down here, lad. She sounded pretty pissed if ye ask me." "She wasn't screaming at me, you asshole! She was screaming my name!" Tristan snapped. "Yes," Shayne agreed slowly as if he were speaking with a small, confused child, "as she yelled at ye, lad. I'm thinking that after a month of her screaming at ye like that, that ye'd finally get the hint and move on. Ye really should take the hint, lad. It's kind of pathetic at this point." "For the last time," he ground out, "my wife wasn't screaming at me because she was mad at me, you jackass! She was screaming my name while I was making love to her!"
I give this book 5 astounding stars and really strongly truly and utterly recommend to all. Follow Tristan and Marty on a journey of love and loss, get on an emotional roller-coaster you do not want to miss and witness a love unlike any other. Come and get lost in a world of secrets, the supernatural, laugh out loud characters and a love that simply steals your breath. Tell me minions do you believe in soul mates? Because sometimes there comes a love so profound that it transcends time.