The Great Balance
Brielle Donado runs a small tailoring company and has done quite well for herself. However, her business could still use some help, so she starts looking for people willing to buy some shares. In walks Eric Windsor, a handsome man who seems to have money to burn. He offers Brielle three hundred thousand dollars in exchange for a twenty-five percent share in the company under one condition: she must accompany him on a journey to collect something. Drawn both by the money and by her sudden attraction to him, she accepts and is pulled into a whirlwind adventure she never could have imagined.
The adventure isn’t the only thing Brielle would have trouble imagining, though. Davenport packs the book with twists that will leave readers guessing up to the very last page. Even in the first third of the book, the plot takes sudden, wild swerves that make for a gripping tale. The death of Brielle’s father becomes a peek into the Donado family and Brielle’s relationship with her sister Skyla that is both touching and sweet. It also leads to the first hints of danger in the adventure Eric has pulled her into. When looking at her father’s body, Brielle sees a strange mark on his chest that no one else can see. When she’s going through some old things in her attic, something even stranger happens. She picks up a unicorn her mother made for her and finds that it’s glowing blue. Within the unicorn is a mystical gem – one that Eric is looking for – and one only Brielle can help him find.
From start to finish, this book will have you guessing. It’s a wild ride. And one I thoroughly enjoyed.
Terrene A. Davenport