The Willows: Haven (The Willows #1)
When tragedy strikes, seventeen year-old Ashton Blake sets out on a cross-country road trip, leaving the comforts of Malibu for the mountains of Kentucky. Along the way, she encounters Gabe Willoughby—the mysterious drifter with eyes like the sea and a knowing smile. Getting to know Gabe raises questions about her past. But no secret can be buried forever, and Ashton soon finds herself in a world where water is air and myth becomes reality.
Just as Ashton comes to accept her newfound heritage, she’s summoned to fulfill a treaty laid down centuries before — a treaty that will divide her love and test her loyalty. In the end, her future isn’t her biggest concern, her humanity is. To run may mean war, but is she strong enough to stay?
The Willows: Thorn (The Willows #2)
The Troubling Past:
One girl’s choice shouldn’t have the power to change fate, but for Ashton Blake, that’s exactly what it meant when she fled the Dryads. Trading one gilded cage for another is a far cry from freedom however, and Ashton knows escaping The Valley won’t absolve the treaty or her duty to fulfill it.
The Disturbing Present:
Reunited with her own kind, Ashton begins to uncover too many long-buried secrets — secrets that not only challenge what she knows of her parents’ history but the reality behind those who hid it from her. But trying to resurrect the past only further threatens her already unstable happily-ever-after. Ashton quickly realizes her closet isn’t the only one with skeletons … and some ghosts refuse to be laid to rest.
The Unsettling Future:
As the search for truth continues, a myth of a possible alternative to the treaty is uncovered. Learning her life isn’t the only one at stake anymore, Ashton reconvenes with a former nemesis who holds the answers to all her questions — or so she’s led to believe. But when the one thing she’s asked to give up is the key to her potential freedom, Ashton is forced to decide between saving her future or sacrificing her friend.