Elixir by Hilary Duff (Elixir #1)
Clea Raymond has felt the glare of the spotlight her entire life. The daughter of a renowned surgeon and a prominent Washington DC politician, she has grown to be a talented photojournalist who takes refuge in a career that allows her to travel to the most exotic parts of the world. But after Clea’s father disappears while on a humanitarian mission, Clea’s photos begin to feature eerie, shadowy images of a strange and beautiful man—a man she has never seen before.
When fate brings Clea and this man together, she is stunned by the immediate and powerful connection she feels with him. As they grow closer, they are drawn deep into the mystery behind her father’s disappearance, and they discover the centuries old truth behind their intense bond. Torn by a dangerous love triangle and haunted by a powerful secret that holds their fates, together they race against time to unravel their pasts in order to save their lives—and their futures. From Goodreads.
I had no plans on reading this book because I saw who wrote the book but I eventually caved because I did hear good things about it. After reading the book I can honestly say I am glad I changed my mind. Clea has a privileged life but she knows heartbreak like many don’t know until they are much, much older.
I liked how Sage was introduced to the story with the pictures. It was a very unique take on soul mates so I really enjoyed that. It was still insta-love but a little different because of the way everything happened in the past.
Clea has friends in Ben and Rayna. She has known Rayna her whole life and Ben for a few years now, since she started going around and doing photojournalism. She ends up in Brazil where she officially meets Sage. I am not sure how I felt about Sage in this book, it seemed kinda sad that they have had this epic love throughout the ages but it always ends up badly. But this time around he seems kinda horrible. I wanted them to have that moment that they eventually had before he was taken.
Ben was sweet; all he wanted to do was protect Clea. Of course life doesn’t always work the way we want it so he ends up with a broken heart. I felt bad when Clea chose Sage but I knew he would eventually get over it.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.