Genre: Romance/Native American
“All Chay Makwa wants is solitude so he can conquer these tormenting nightmares, yet he can’t ignore the soft sobs of a woman in the woods near his cabin. The stranger with hair as pale as moonlight and secrets in her eyes is in need of a shoulder to cry on. But after a kiss meant to soothe turns passionate, she is gone.
Tori Landing has heard of Chay, but they’d never met before the night by the lake when the grief over her sister’s senseless death overwhelmed her. Tori steers clear of relationships for a very good reason and feels putting the security of others before her own happiness will amend her past failings. But the appeal of the brooding Native American is stronger than her determination to remain single and unencumbered.
Is Tori the one woman who can bring Chay peace… and can he teach her to trust in love?”
“Donna Fasano is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl's Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her novels have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #1.”
Ms. Fasano has two grown sons and lives with her husband on the eastern seaboard of the United States. To learn more please visit her website or follow her on Facebook.
Chay Makwa is a tortured soul. He believes he cannot find peace until he can understand and come to terms with his nightmares. Finding Tori Landing at the edge of the lake crying late one night, tugs at his heart.
Tory owns a Bed and Breakfast on the outskirts of town by the lake. Her B&B is also a secret harbor for abused women. Tory is part of a network that relocates them far away from their abuser. There are only a few people in town who know this about Tory and her Bed and Breakfast. She has to be careful because she also entertains guests at her establishment.
Through her work with abused women, Tory has become quite intuitive. This trait has become natural for her and it serves her well in dealing with abused women. In this story we learn why she is so dedicated to her work. After Chay meets Tory he begins to see a new future of himself, if it wasn’t for those blasted nightmares. Tory tries to become a sounding board for his dreams and offers perspectives for him to consider. However, she has to hide her true work from him and Chay feels rejected because she has to keep her secret while she has an occupant in the house.
I found Tory and Chay’s journey extraordinarily insightful. There are some hard truths that needed unraveling. Ms. Fasano is able to weave these two souls together in such a way that the holes now have a way to close nicely into a cohesive whole. I do have to add that I had been looking forward to Chay’s story since we met him briefly in the first book. It was worth the wait. I also feel like Chay offered the best apology. ~ swoon ~
Healing Chay is book 3 in Donna Fasano’s, The Black Bear Brothers Series.
The books in this series are stand-alone novels, but reading the books in order will offer the most enjoyment.
No significant issues.
Rating: ***** Five Stars
Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin
Approximate word count: 40-45,000 words