Shape shifters from across the country are convening in the Windy City, and as a gesture of peace, Master Vampire Ethan Sullivan has offered their leader a very special bodyguard: Merit, Chicago’s newest vampire. Merit is supposed to protect the Alpha, Gabriel Keene-and to spy for the vamps while she’s at it. Oh, and luckily Ethan’s offering some steamy, one-on-one combat training sessions to help her prepare for the mission.
Unfortunately, someone is gunning for Gabriel, and Merit soon finds herself in the line of fire. She’ll need all the help she can get to track down the would-be assassin, but everywhere she turns, there are rising tensions between supernaturals-not least between her and a certain green-eyed, centuries-old master vampire. (via Goodreads)
Yeah. All I’m going to say is…WORTH. THE. WAIT. All kinds of hot. By the time some (I repeat: some) of the walls come down – I was so emotionally invested in their relationship that I about melted into a puddle of joy when progress was finally made. (Don’t expect a totally happy ending though…just saying.)
Anyway, besides the hotness…this was also the best so far as far as the action goes. Instead of a ton of vampire drama (although there is still that, of course)…we add in shifter drama. Merit and Ethan get in way over their heads and it is both exhilarating and hilarious to see them fight their way through the novel.
This is far and away my favorite of the series thus far, and if Neill keeps getting better and better, this is going to be one of the best paranormal series out there! (Well, it already is actually – but I needed to make a dramatic statement to get my point across.)
Do yourself a favor and check this series out. If you like paranormal novels, have ever considered liking paranormal novels, or heck…if you know how to read – you will fall in love with these characters.