Keep his brother's business going or the Merricks will be out on the street.
Keep the secret of where he's going in the evenings from his own twin - or he'll lose his family.
Keep his mind off the hot, self-assured dance who's supposed to be his "girlfriend's" partner.
Of course there's also the homicidal freak Quinn has taken to hanging around, and the Elemental Guide counting the hours until he can try again to kill the Merrick brothers.
There's a storm coming. From all sides. And then some.
Nick Merrick, can you keep it together?
God, I love this series so much. Nick's story is heartbreaking. He's keeping a secret from his family because of fear of their reaction, fear of rejection and a fear of disappointing his family by not playing the role in which he has cast himself. Watching Nick come to terms with himself and finding the strength to be himself, all while dealing with the ever present threats of being an Elemental, was fantastic. I loved Secret. I love all the Merrick boys. At the end of each of the books I always think that Michael (the eldest Merrick) needs a hug, but he deserves such a huge hug after Secret!
I will be honest. I'm terrified for the last book Sacrifice. I fear that it will require a box of kleenex and an entire month to recover! And check out the hottie on the cover!