Thirty years ago, after the breakdown of an oil negotiation, the President of the United States decided that all people born with unusual abilities, which he would now refer to as “the condition”, would be locked away from the general public where they couldn’t harm others. Parents and loved ones of these people, most of whom were children, were forced to turn them in upon penalty of death. Formed to keep the institutions secure, the Committee for the Protection of a Free Society now rules these institutions with an iron fist.
The granddaughter of one the Committee members, Addison Wade has lived her life wary of the institutions and all they represent. A woman of secrets, she is forced to turn to Safe Dawn, one of the facilities designed to hold conditioned people, when her nephew is kidnapped and, despite her best efforts, cannot be recovered. She knows the last thing anyone in ‘Safe Dawn’ will want to do is to help a Wade with any problems, but she is desperate and out of options.
Spencer Lewis is famous for being the premier conditioned ‘locator.’ There’s no one he can’t find and he has a soft spot for missing children. But, Spencer has been through a trauma and locating Jeremy Wade may be dangerous both to himself and to those around him. In addition, he takes one look at ice cold Addison Wade and wants nothing more than to knock her down a peg. Never having turned down an opportunity to help a child, he reluctantly agrees to help recover Jeremy.
In a world where nothing is as it seems and every person they encounter has his own agenda, Addison and Spencer will find that the only people they can trust are each other. But how can anyone fall in love living in a world that wants you dead just for being born?
At first glance it seems like Addison is uptight and controlling but she really isn’t. She is so kind and caring and determined. I really admired her drive. She never gave up. And it was really admirable how much she fought for the conditioned. It was really refreshing.
The conditioned all had such cool powers! They were really complex and some of them were super unique! Those were my favorites. I love when writers come up with talents and powers that have not been overdone.
Eye contact is pretty fast paced and jam packed with all sorts of plot twists. I enjoyed every second of the search and mystery. It was so well written and thought out! I liked that it was a complete story on its own and also sets up for a sequel really well. And speaking of the sequel- it is going to be a doozy. I can already tell!
I can’t wait to see more of Spencer. 😉 He is so awesome, as soon as he admitted his feelings for Addison he was extra swoon worthy. I just loved him. I want more more more of him. Great book! I can’t wait for the next one.
Never heard of this one before. I’ve read a lot of books lately that remind me of x-men and Heroes. A new trend!? This sounds pretty cool though. Great review!
I can imagine liking a book that is like X-men! Thanks for the review..
Wow if it’s like X-men then I’m in! Great review!
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Jessica (Peace Love Books)
In my review I said it was like X-Men too, which made it even more awesome 🙂 I agree with everything you said! Glad you liked it too!
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