Antique dealer Cami Wilson has just learned that she is a hybrid —the child of an immortal mother and a mortal father. This means she’s also assigned a guardian, and he’s super-sexy immortal Joseph Carlisle. Before meeting Cami he only considers his duty, which is to protect her. Once he actually meets her everything changes.  Chemistry sizzles between the two of them but there’s one problem: the hybrid’s curse. Cami’s touch proves near fatal to her and all immortals, including Joseph. 

"Touched" dives into the action right from the beginning, and the fast pace never once slows down from that point. The upside to that is that the plot is forever moving and there’s never a dull moment. The downside is that it’s harder to connect to the characters, since there’s little time for emotions. It takes a few chapters to really connect with the main heroine. 

Cami’s personality is intriguing but it doesn’t always add up. She has very few issues accepting her new status as a hybrid, where it might have been more logical if she’d been more surprised, or at least asked more questions. The dialogue needs some work, but the descriptive scenes are written rather well. While not highly original, the story is interesting and entertaining enough to sweep readers away for a few hours. 

Majanka Verstraete