A Touch of Honor (The Honor Trilogy #1)
Publisher: Fated Hearts Publishing
Published: March 13th, 2013
Honor hurts…all the time. The doctors say she’s fine – it’s all in her head. But Honor feels pain. What she doesn’t know is…it’s not her pain– it’s everyone else’s.
Seventeen year-old Honor Stevens is not an ordinary teenager. Sure, she looks like one on the outside…but on the inside, there’s a whole world of pain going on. Honor is an empath. That means she can feel other people’s pain – like that of the girl who is about to be raped in the woods, or the girl who is dying of cancer, or her mom…who is suffering a heart attack. What she doesn’t know is what Ethan Sutherland comes to town to tell her – she can save these people. But at what cost? For every life Honor saves, she knocks years off her own.
When Ethan comes looking for her, he isn’t counting on falling in love. Now that he has, he wishes he hadn’t told her about her abilities. Though he tries his best to talk her out of saving every soul, Ethan loses the battle – Honor’s too nice for her own good.
Then there’s the matter of Ethan’s estranged, morally corrupt half-brother, Storm – he loves Honor too. And because Honor is intrinsically empathic, she’s aware of Storm’s softer side and begins falling for him as well.
When the two brothers are forced to work together against a group of evil empaths who are after Honor, they need to put their differences aside and focus on saving the one girl they both love.
A Touch of Honor is a paranormal love story of a different kind. In a world gone mad with vampires and werewolves, A Touch of Honor tugs at the heartstrings with a girl out to heal the world…one person at a time.
Our 3.5 Star Review
At 17 Honor is going to public school for the first time in her life after always having been home schooled, now close to so many people the pain she only felt occasionally she now feels all the time. All her life she's been in pain, but no one could tell her what it was until Ethan. New in town his interest in her confuses her until he tells her about what she is, what he is too. When her mother nearly dies and Honor is able to save her she begins to understand just how complicated her life truly is. And when Storm, Ethan's brother, comes to town too things become confusing. Trying to understand who she is becomes half the battle when she learns that her grandfather left her something others will do anything to get their hands on. Now she has to learn who to trust and what to do with everything she's learned.
Honor is caring towards everyone, when no one else sees the good in someone she does. It's great to a fault to see how much she likes everyone and wants to help. Ethan is sweet and it's cute seeing how much he cares for Honor. Storm is rough and brooding but you see through Honor that he's really a good guy and there's a reason for his rough exterior.
The story line is unique, but the execution could have used some work. I enjoyed the concept with the supernatural element. There are instances where I wondered what was going on in the story because it moved so fast, but overall I liked where things went with it.
The Honor Trilogy: Books One, Two, and Three by J.P Grider
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: January 24th, 2014
About the Author:
J.P. Grider (1966 – ) born in Paterson, New Jersey as Julianne Pellegrino, was raised in Haledon, New Jersey, the oldest of six siblings. Her love of writing started early in her childhood, when she started writing poetry in-between homework assignments. As part of a school work program as a Journalism major in High School, J.P. Grider worked as a freelance reporter for a local newspaper, writing feature stories about exceptional high-school classmates. She studied Television Production and Film Writing at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications.
Two of J.P. Grider’s novels have won awards in the Textnovel Writing Contest, with her first published book – Unplugged (A Portrait of a Rock Star) – reaching Semi-finalist position. Though Unplugged is not her first novel written, it is the first to be published. Her second novel, Maybe This Life, published in 2012, was actually her first attempt at writing a novel. After completing the whole manuscript, Grider decided to scrap the whole thing and rewrite Maybe This Life from scratch. In Grider’s opinion, the difference between the two was night and day.
After writing in the Contemporary Romance genre, J.P. wanted to try her hand at the Young Adult Romance genre – the result, The Honor Trilogy.
Always looking to challenge herself, J.P. Grider is now working on writing in the New Adult Romance genre with a novel called Calling California which should release in the Fall of 2014.