Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, warrior cloth as her brother: A fighter by nature, and a maverick when it comes to the traditional role of Chosen females, there is no place for her on the Far Side… and no role for her on the front lines of the war, either.
When she suffers a paralyzing injury, human surgeon Dr. Manuel Manello is called in to treat her as only he can- and he soon gets sucked into her dangerous, secret world. Although he never before believed in things that go bump in the night- like vampires- he finds himself more than willing to be seduced by the powerful female who marks both his body and his soul.
As the two find so much more than an erotic connection, the human and vampire worlds collide … just as a centuries old score catches up with Payne and puts both her love and her life in deadly jeopardy.
It was absolute hell for me to get this damn book. I needed to have it on release day (of course) and I couldn't download it on B&N for my Nook because I live in Korea. That did not go over very well, then I went here, there, and everywhere to try and get it from a store (re: a lot of bus rides since I don't have a car). I FINALLY GOT IT and read it all in one day.
Now, I think this is the least life altering book in this series to date. Everyone else went through worse hell to get their mates. I had no doubt in my mind about how Payne was going to end up, minus the few hours she spent with one scary individual I think her book was pretty dang easy on her. I kept waiting for something crazy and mentally debilitating to happen but it never did for her. V on the other had got the short stick in this book. I was well aware that any book with Payne in it would naturally have V in it and by proxy Butch. So...we got to spend time with a lot of people in this book. I wish that she would have focused more on Manny and Payne but...I guess since she didn't have such a rough time there needed to be more other stuff.
Also, what the heck Quinn. You need to lock up your stuff and get to making things happen with freaking Blay. We all know it's going to happen, regardless of what you 'saw' so...get to doing.
I think this was a good book to add to the series, I was glad for a tiny break from the dramatic. I loved love love the BDSM scene with Butch and V and I am glad that some of the characters are starting to be happier. We shall see what the future holds for Thor and No'One in the next book.
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