As the Book Worms and the Thirteen realize that the traitor in their midst has put targets on all of the girls in the Book Worms group, the men draw names of the women they are being sent to protect.For Dar, the whole thing is bittersweet. His brothers meant everything to him and he was grateful that a few of them had finally found their mates, but that meant that he had to leave the man he loves behind and open himself to the woman that would be his future.
Ri hadn't been alone since the first day he had met Dar when they were boys, friendship had grown to love. Even though he had known that Dar would have to leave him behind one day as he fulfilled his destiny as one of the Thirteen, it had been easy to forget. Then Dar had kissed him one final time and headed to Ireland. Ri knew the Dásreach had to come first, but he wasn't ready to lose the man he loved... a book signing in Dublin would be the perfect cover.
Amelia had always put on a brave face, even as her eyesight had degenerated and the life she had known growing up had slowly faded away. Reading, and later listening to, books was her escape and the Book Worms became her rocks. At her age, women typically had had a boyfriend and finished school... not her. Instead she had learned to be self-sufficient by a lot of trial and error and was now working at the Center for the Blind in Dublin to help others find that independence. It was easier to dibs a book boyfriend than find a real-life breathing one.
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