Raines best friend was Cora. It was usually Raines webcam Cora used for her blog and “ Hottie Of The Week” . Cora felt Raine needed a life outside of books but Raine swims and plays the oboe in the band. Cora and Raine had been best friends since Jr High when Raine found Cora crying in the girls locker room. Cora had problems adjusting to public school as she had been home schooled until then. Eirik was Raines unofficial boyfriend. Then someone knocked at Raines door and she thought it was Eirik but it wasn’t he said he was her new next store neighbor where Eirik and he needed to talk to Eirik as soon as possible. Raines father had been on a plane that crashed in the Pacific Ocean but his body had not been found but it had been three months yet Raines mom believed he was alive. Raines parents owned Mirage which was a framing and mirror store, with her dad gone her mom was pulling double duty and often beyond to clean up for the next business day. Raine didn’t really see her mom much anymore. Raine had backed into her neighbor's mailbox, destroyed it but when she got home from her swim team practice the mailbox looked like nothing had happened to it. She went over to thank “ blue eyes” as she called her new neighbor she asked him how he had fixed the mailbox and he said magic. Later that night Eirik showed up at her house and climbed the tree to her balcony. Raine tried to be mad at Eirik as he hadn’t answered her calls or texts but she just couldn’t be. If she had done what Eirik had Eirik would have been mad as Eirik had a temper.Eirik and Raine had been inseparable since they were kids. They had grown up together. Eirik was her best friend and there wasn’t a thing she didn’t know about him. Eirik had been adopted by his parents but instead of showering him with love, they traveled a lot and left him with nannies and a housekeeper he had spent most of his waking and sleeping hours at Raines house. Then Raine mentioned the new neighbor and Eirik asked if Torin had made her mad. Raine was attracted to Torin even if he wasn’t nice and definitely not safe. Eirik seemed to step up recently and claim Raine as his girl but Raine found she was still very attracted to Torin. Knowing Torin had used magical runes to save her life. Raine didn’t know what to think of the runes or the magic.
I loved the story until the very end of it which I consider a cliffhanger and I hate them and ruined the story for me. I was very disappointed in this. I will give it a 3 rating Even though I know what Raine's mom said you figure it will be ok. I did love the characters and the ins and outs of this story.