Enchanted No More by Robin D. Owens
Loved this book. Jenni Weaver has spent the last 15 years living as a human, angry and hurt with the Lightfolk that she felt had let her family die – gotten them killed and done nothing to save them. Suddenly Jindesfarne Mist-Weaver is called on again by the Lightfolk, the Eight specifically – the four Elemental Kings and four Elental Queens – to do the one thing that only her family could do, balance all four elements for a perfectly balance living space or ritual circle.
When she turned away the Lightfolk they sent to ask her, they sent Aric Para on. Her former lover and love – also the one she blamed for her families death because he rushed to the Eight that fateful day, not to her families defense. He tells her that brother, the one remain blood relitive is caught in the mist they use to balance magic. He accepted the assignment from the Eight, now he is lost – or stuck – unable to get out.
Jenni accepts because her brother had already given the Mist-Weaver bond, but her first plan of action was to save her brother. Once that is achieved, with a bubble magic event happening right on them, she is adopted into the Emberdrake family, Queen and King of Fire.
Through the book Aric is the to protect her, and yes, love her. He to feels lost and guilt because they were running late – on time – that fateful morning, just being two hundred to her seventy five, he dealt with it differently. Jen I learn to release that anger, guilt, and sorrow in the course of working her magic again and learning her new strengths. But she going to be strong enough, can she trust the Eight and the Dwarf and Elf guardians, and especially Aric enough to get them through the next large bubble event?
A wonderfully magical tale of lost love found, and lost family and guilt finding a place that is not poisono