Remy O’Malley heals people with touch—but every injury she cures becomes her own. Living in a household with an abusive stepfather, she has healed untold numbers of broken bones, burns,and bruises. And then one night her stepfather goes too far.Being sent to live with her estranged father offers a clean start and she is eager to take it. Enter Asher Blackwell. Once a Protector of Healers, Asher sacrificed his senses to become immortal. Only by killing a Healer can a Protector recover their human senses. Falling in love is against the rules between these two enemies. Because Remy has the power to make Protectors human again, and when they find out, they’ll becoming for her—if Asher doesn’t kill her first.
Because of how much I loved If I Lie, (Review HERE) I was so happy when I was able to receive a copy of Touched. I ended up enjoying it even more than If I Lie and I thought both the romance and the characters were incredible.
Touched follows a girl, Remy, who is able to heal any injury. Unfortunately, whenever she heals someone else’s injury, it immediately becomes her own. Remy was such a strong character. Corrine Jackson is awesome at creating female leads. After being through so much, Remy is still a good person and does what is right, and I admired her so much for that. Asher was a really complicated character, but I loved him so much as a love interest. I think it’s really sweet when guys are protective of girls, and Asher constantly looked out for Remy. They had such a sweet relationship together, and they were both equal in their relationship.
The story flowed so well, and although the romance was very prominent, it wasn’t the only plot going on in the book. Their was an ongoing war between the Protectors and Healers , but despite this, Asher and Remy tried to solve various things, especially since she had such unique abilities. The relationship developed so well and I loved the mysterious aspect of the plot. Also, the cliffhanger towards the end was amazing and I am really, really looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Touched was an amazing book that I loved and think most people would to. I’d give it five out of five flowers, and it’s definitely one of my new favorites :)
*Thank you so much to Kensington Teen for sending me a copy of Touched to read and review! :)