Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse.
All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead–a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.
Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who knows what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family’s twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn’t what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.
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adventure, sweeping romance, and hidden treasure . . . An impressive start to
the Heirs of Watson Island series.” —Publishers Weekly
ridiculous. Move over Four, Eight is here to stay!” —RT Book
Reviews, RT Editors Best Books of 2014
charm, you’ll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island
series.” —JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT, #1 New York Times bestselling
haunting, atmospheric, and absorbing.” —CLAUDIA GRAY, New York
Timesbestselling author of A Thousand Pieces of You and
the Evernight and Spellcaster series
slow burn to be savored. I want to live in this story world!” —WENDY
HIGGINS, USA Today and New York Times bestselling
author of the Sweet Evil trilogy
feud, and romance that leaps off the page, this Southern ghost story left me
lingering over every word, and yet wanting to race to the compelling finish. Compulsion is
not to be missed.” —MEGAN SHEPHERD, author of The Madman’s
at stake, she has to choose between what she feels deep in her heart and what will keep her loved ones safe.