Nikolai Alexei Young was born with a special gift…one he’d do anything to lose. The heart and soul of every person he comes into contact with is an open book to his heightened senses. Colorful emotions, whispers of thoughts, the sour tastes of old memories…He feels them all. The sci-fi books would call him an empath. For Nikolai, his ability has made him an exile. He roams the U.S. alone, avoiding the glut of life in big cities, and using his innate talents to win money in underground poker games. Just enough to keep going, one town to the next. He has no hope that his life can be anything else, until he meets her…At nineteen, Fiona Starling was trapped in an ugly, desperate situation until she freed herself the only way she knew how. Now, living outside Savannah, Georgia, she is rebuilding her life on her own terms; seizing every moment and saving every penny so that she might fulfill her dream of moving to the raw wilderness of Costa Rica. But behind her carefree smile beats the heart of a lonely young woman haunted by her past, until a chance encounter with a tattooed stranger changes everything…Fiona takes Nikolai under her roof for three sultry nights, waiting out the rain of a summer storm. She grows more and more fascinated by this brooding stranger with whom she shares an intense physical connection—a connection so strong, she wonders if there is something between them beyond lust and passion. Nikolai is shocked to discover that Fiona calms the raging turmoil in his heart. She alone silences the din of other people’s lives, and envelops him in the sweet beauty of her inner self. Every moment he’s with her—every touch of her skin—brings him closer to the peace that’s been eluding him his entire life.But Fiona harbors secrets that she is too terrified to reveal. After Nikolai confesses his unique ability, she is caught between wanting to believe him and fearing he’ll eventually unearth her own dark past. When the unthinkable happens, Fiona’s plans come crashing down, and Nikolai discovers his hated ability might be the only thing that can save the woman he loves.Sugar & Gold is a STANDALONE new adult romance with shades of the paranormal. Intended for readers 18 and up.
How do you do it Emma Scott.
You've rendered me speechless once again. My heart and soul is filled with light, love and vibrant colors. Sugar & Gold was such a beautiful and profound reading experience that left me wanting for more
once I turned the final page.
Sugar & Gold is part of the Dreamcatcher series. It can easily be read as a standalone but I strongly recommend that you read
How To Save a Life because it's just as fabulous and because a couple of characters make an appearance in S&G which I was freaking excited about.
Ecstatic was more like it.
How Emma Scott incorporated these characters into S&G was done flawlessly and with a purpose. It strengthened the premise of the story and the characters connection.
Both HTSAL and S&G have shades of the paranormal and I love that it's within the characters cause that only makes them more unique and intriguing.
S&G moved me numerous times to tears especially because of Nik and Fiona.
They were both flawed and tormented but for different reasons. Nik, because of his affliction, the ken which made him see, taste other people emotions. At times even hearing other people's thoughts. Fiona was fighting her past which had left her weak and doubting her own self worth. In a way she was re-discovering herself and becoming stronger.
When Nik and Fiona stumbled across one another they both found solace and peace in the midst of their own struggles.
Their union was intense and intoxicating.
I almost felt I had the ken like Nik because I could see and feel everything they were experiencing. It was powerful and emotional at times. Suddenly tears appeared and I couldn't hold them back.
That's a testament of a skillful author
when words can evoke such strong
emotions from a reader.
Emma Scott is a master storyteller.
Her elegant and poignant prose enveloped me from the first page and kept me safely tucked in a cocoon filled with warmth, joy and love until I reached the final page.
There's an artistry to storytelling and
Sugar & Gold encompasses all of that
thanks to Emma Scott.