In a previous life long forgotten, Rory MacDermot vowed never to lose his heart. But then he meets Delaney Burns. Again.
In life after life, the man Rory was slips beyond Delaney's grasp, and she falls for the wrong man. This time, Delaney turns to Rory for solace and discovers she's loved him in every lifetime. So why the barriers between them?
Neither believes in reincarnation, but as their dreams reveal the past, they realize their memories hold the key to the future. To keep history from repeating itself, they must pronounce the binding words before the Faerie feud spills into the mortal realm, but the words dance beyond Rory's memory.
When the fae harper arrives to collect Rory's old debt--his life for Delaney's--he's dragged to Faerie, leaving Delaney the hostage of a disturbed man. Can Rory escape and save her? Or will he lose her...this time forever?
Rory stared at the woman, knowing her somehow. Her face wavered, like a badly tuned television, two faces not quite lining up--the ghost of a ghost. She stared back.
"Out of time." The words were out of his mouth before he could define their meaning.
She nodded, bending to begin mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on Delaney.
Rory continued chest compressions, almost on autopilot as his brain chewed over events. Out of time. Those afraid of Becca had whispered that. A woman out of time. A woman sent back by the fae to marry their beloved clann chief. Ciaran. His cousin. As close as any brother.
"One, two, three, four, five." He counted the beats. He'd seen Manannan mac Lir take Becca away on that fateful Lughnasadh night, seen Finvarra and Onagh of the fae court arrive and gift Ciaran with the MacDermot Knot. And he'd watched his cousin fade away, willing himself to die in order to join Becca in Tir Nan