NB: This book is nothing like the original. Characters have been added, deleted, re-named, and some were given whole new backgrounds like they were in the Jeanie and Jayha witness protection program. Why? Because if we’re going to go through the trouble of making a second edition, it should be even more awesome than the first edition.
To say that the Austins of Atlanta are rich is an understatement. Their jet, submarine, helicopter and super yacht are always on standby to take them to the next great adventure or to the chain of private islands they own when they want a respite.
To the outside eye, heir apparent, Yonder Austin, is the luckiest girl in the world. At ten years of age, the walking search engine is finished with school, can handle a manual transmission and has visited a slew of exotic locales. The few people who know her however, don’t envy her; they feel sorry for her. She may have an estate overflowing with toys, but she enjoys them alone as her parents are more concerned with planning adventures than raising a child.
Money hasn’t changed Austin from being a sweet, curious girl; however, a trip on her super yacht with “family friends” changes everything. What do you get when you have a wild party in the Pacific Ocean, a storm to end all storms, a rift in time, and a crew who would move Heaven and Earth for justice? The adventure to end all adventures.
Waking to a new life in the Enchanted Islands, Yonder learns there is more to the world than she knew. Under the protection of the ruler and her mate, Yonder discovers what it means to be part of a family and what it is to be loved without condition.
Fast forward a decade.
Despite having all of the things that people would kill for, Yonder only ever wanted the one thing that couldn’t be bought: love. Having given up on her fantastical dream, her faith in anything, and even life itself, she is overwhelmed when she is taken in by a host of people who give her love and kindness rather than servitude and sterile professionalism. Suddenly, she not only has a family who values and loves her; she has three of them.
The first ten years might’ve been an endless sea of loneliness, but the last ten have been filled with discovery. Along with the courage to be bold, Yonder discovers her own femininity. The biggest discovery of all however isn’t the fact that Aonghus Fulgencio Din Eidyn has grown up… it’s the reality that she wants him.
Aonghus Fulgencio Din Eidyn is the youngest son of a mother who rules a Queendom, a father who rules everything in the ocean and when Yonder Austin washes up on his beach, he becomes the protector of his future mate. When he was younger, Yonder was simply the bane of his existence who kept a running commentary of insults aimed at him. When he enters his first prime, along with his own strength and the first of his powers, he discovers his love for the contrary woman, who is a) human, b) human, and c) human.
The grown up version of Yonder needs a bail bondsman, a parole officer, a priest and her own contingent of the Royal Guard to keep the world safe from her. So of course, Fate has stuck him with the surly woman. It doesn’t matter however, because Aonghus cannot let her go, nor can he allow another to have her.