Providence | Providence Trilogy 1
by Jamie McGuire

 

Blurb: In the old world shadows of Providence, Rhode Island, Nina Grey finds herself the center of a war between Hell and Earth.
Struggling with her father’s recent death, Nina meets Jared Ryel by chance… or so she believes. Although his stunning good looks and mysterious talents are a welcome distraction, it soon becomes clear that Jared knows more about Nina than even her friends at Brown University. When questions outnumber answers, Jared risks everything to keep the woman he was born to save—by sharing the secret he was sworn to protect.

When her father’s former associates begin following her in the dark, Nina learns that her father is not the man she thought he was, but a thief who stole from demons. Searching for the truth behind her father’s death, Nina stumbles upon something she never expected—something Hell wants—and only she holds the key.

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HEE Summary:

After the amazing holiday they've spend together and finding the chapel they're going to get married in, Jared and Nina return back to the not-so-relaxed side of their everyday life. Nina is invited for a dinner with Jared's whole family, meaning she'd get to see his mother Lillian again after what is probably forever, and she finally gets to meet his younger brother Bex. While most of the evening is fun, it quickly turns serious as mercenaries try to kidnap Nina. Jared, Claire and Bex handle the situation without a problem, but Nina is devestated. The attack was her fault, and the only way she knows how to keep them save is to cut ties with Jared, so she does. She gives back his key, but keeps the ring.

To keep herself - and Jared - from feeling miserable, Nina settles for numb, but Jared just won't let it go (obviously). So she takes the next step and asks Ryan to date her, although it would hurt Jared - and so herself - more than anything. They are only semi-succeeding, because Nina does feel rather good in Ryan's presence, but there's always the guilt in the back of her head, and she knows that she'll never be able to love Ryan whole-heartedly. And when Jared's birthday comes around, Nina can't stand it to ignore him, so she wishes him Happy Birthday, but he surprises her with a kiss. However, as she tells him Goodbye afterwards, he totally breaks down. A few days later, Claire shows up in the middle of the night, begging Nina to change her mind. Surprisingly it's Ryan who's the most understanding and encourages Nina to go. She literally begs Jared to taker her back, and of course he does! and they finally have the long-wanted sex. After Nina's last final the next day, she moves into the loft with Jared.

Shax gets word that Jack, Nina's father, has put away his personal demonic bible into a deposit box at a bank where only Jared and Nine had access to. In order to keep Shax away, Jared decides to give the book back. However, as he heads out - leaving Claire with Nina - Shax takes matters into his own hands and storms the loft. Luckily, Claire takes care of the small fry and just as Shax would have his turn, both Jared and Samuel turn up at the scene. Sam gives up the book, and Shax leaves with a last threat.

Happy Ending achieved? Not quite yet. After a month, Jared takes Nina out to dinner for a special occasion, but he never gets around to it because they're attacked by Shax's henchmen. Nina gets shot in the upper tigh, almost bleeding to death in the time that Jared and Claire need to get rid of their attackers. They barey make it to the hospital, her heart even gave out a few times, but she survives. And when she's finally awake again, Jared comes out with her surprise - her engagement ring. That's the happy ending - at least for now.

If I missed anything of upmost importance, please feel free to add details in the comments. =)

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