My head snapped up and my cheeks burned. “Wha…?!” Picture of eloquence, that’s me.“Saturday. A date. You, me, dinner? Yah’ve heard of this concept, yeah?”“Yes, the concept is somewhat foreign to me, but I’ve heard of it,” I answered. Still fearing this was some kind of joke, I couldn’t help but ask, “Why? Why are you asking me out?”His expression was equal parts amusement and confusion. “Because if I don’t ask ya the chance of ya actually showin’ up on the date is highly unlikely, isn’t it?”An abrupt—and incredibly loud—laugh erupted out of me. “True. But why? Why would you ask out the freaky purring girl?”“Yar laugh is amazin’.” He grinned. Another wave of heat rushed through me. “And because from the moment I laid eyes on ya I knew there was somethin’ different about ya. The purrin’ just supported the theory. So, would ya like to go out with me?”“Yes, I’d like to. Go on a date. With you. Please.” Smooth, huh?On her way to another table, Sophia passed behind me. “Give him your number.”“My what? Oh! My number! I have a number!” I scribbled it on my order pad and tore off the page to hand to him.His chin jerked up slightly. “Who do I ask for when I call?”I agreed to go on a date with a guy before I even knew his name, or told him mine. Please, don’t tell my mother.“Celeste.” I chewed on my lower lip and I brushed a loose strand of hair behind my ear.He caught my raised hand and drew it gently to him. His emerald eyes stayed locked on mine, as he bowed his head to brush his lips across the back of my hand. Tingles of excitement tracked up my arm and down my spine. I clamped my teeth together to stifle the purr that threatened to escape.“It’s nice to formally meet ya, Celeste. The name’s Caleb.”
Whether she likes it or not, eighteen year old Celeste Garrett has come to terms with being the Chosen One. She knew having a “normal life” would be tricky, between intense training sessions and epic demonic battles, but she didn’t know at what cost it would come. That is, until a dear friend is harmed by the malicious forces hunting her.
Now, she’d like nothing more than to retreat into a hermit lifestyle to prevent anyone else from getting hurt. But startling revelations, amazing new abilities, and mortifying moments in front of insanely hot guys won’t allow time for that. Soon, Celeste finds herself surrounded by darkness and wondering who she can trust—if anyone.