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Home before sunset.
Sleep before dark.
Never go outside at night.
According to the family curse, Tessa needs to find “the right boy” before her next birthday or she’ll be living by those rules forever. It should be easy. After all, with a touch, she can see her future with a boy...a future where he dies young. She would do anything to get rid of her curse, except follow in her ancestors’ footsteps.
Then, she meets Morik. He's a demon and the reason behind the visions and the rules. He long ago brokered a deal with Tessa's ancestors, and he's come to collect.
Tessa has a choice to make. Stand before Morik as her ancestors failed to do or continue to hide from what waits in the dark. Her time to decide is running out.
I don't often write reviews but couldn't let the review space sit empty and have people possibly pass up such a great story. The characters were well developed and the writing style is superb. I laughed out loud on a few occasions, found myself with a big silly smile while others looked on wondering what I was reading, and had tears in my eyes - all in the same day! I'm sad the book ended, and after reading all of the other Melissa Haag books in less than a week I am at a loss on how I can keep up my reading streak! Thank you Melissa, I loved them all, but especially Touch.
My newest favorite author ...
I read my first Melissa Haag book about a month ago and thoroughly enjoyed her style of writing. That first book was a free one through Book Bub and was the first book in the Judgment of Six series. After I finished, I immediately purchased every other book she has written thus far.
Touched is a very well-written book, with a compelling plot, which translates into a great story with no need for graphic sex scenes to fill in pages. I've noticed that many of Ms. Haag's books are rated as young adult; however, I'm in my sixties and I've found that her books appeal to all ages.
In this book, Tess, the heroine, and her female relatives (no living male relatives) live under a "curse" whereby each female in the bloodline must choose a husband before her 17th birthday. From the times she reaches age 12, she must also be in the house before dark each evening and is chanted to sleep for her protection. She has the gift of being able to see her future with each boy she touches, including how many children, always girls, would be born to the union. But there is a terrible drawback to this knowledge -the chosen always dies young.
Tess discovers the origin of the curse, as well as the reason she must be in the house before dark and why her life is subject to the other rules she lives under. Her road to understanding becomes a tender tale of love and friendship, with unbelievable highs and unimaginable lows, all leading to a joyful conclusion.
There were a few grammatical and spelling errors, but none detracted from the beauty of the story.
Anything by Melissa Haag is a Must Read!!! I own all her books thus far and they are all Wonderful!
For mature readers, look for her titles under her alias, "MJ Haag". They evoke all you would expect from a great author's work.