A woman driven by blood. A man thirsting for vengeance. A place where darkness and desire meet...
As night falls, Claire Roth flees, driven from her home by a fiery threat that seems to come from hell itself. Then, from out the flames and ash, a vampire warrior emerges. He is Andreas Reichen, her onetime lover but now a stranger consumed by vengeance. Caught in the crossfire, Claire cannot escape his savage fury--or the hunger that plunges her into his world of eternal darkness and unending pleasure.
Nothing will stop Andreas from destroying the vampire responsible for slaughtering his Breed brethren… even if he must use his former lover as a pawn in his deadly mission. Blood-bonded to his treacherous adversary, Claire can lead Andreas to the enemy he seeks, but it is a journey fraught with danger--and deep desire, unbidden desires. For Claire is the one woman Andreas should not crave, and the only one he’s ever loved. A dangerous seduction begins--one that blurs the line between predator and prey, and stokes the flames of a white-hot passion that may consume all in its path...
Andreas Reichen is not quite himself. His fury over the death of his family has him literally lighting him up. His anger is manifesting itself in flames that are gradually taking over his body and his soul. He is out for revenge against the man who is behind the deaths of his family and he won’t stop until that man is dead.
Claire Roth, the wife of the man Andreas wants dead, used to be Andreas’ lover. It has been 30 years since Andreas has seen Claire and there is more than a boat load of animosity between the two. But as they spend more time together they find that the two of them can’t seem to be apart. I was very much looking forward to reading Andreas’ story. I had read about him in the past Breed books and wanted his story badly. I have to say that I was a little disappointed in the end result.
I still really liked Andreas and I liked Claire (to a point) but for me the story had too much of the “we want to be together, but we can’t be together” and I understand people sacrificing for each other and their love but there is a point where for me it just gets slightly old. Unfortunately this was the case with story for me.
There was also the issue of Claire’s blood bond with her husband. Because of the blood bond she was aware of where her hubby was and could more or less track him. This being said the opposite could be true. One of the major bonuses of the blood bond, according to her hubby and his evil overlord, is that they can lure The Order to one spot and do them in. My question….why wait for them to come to you? You know that your wife is doing the horizontal mambo with someone else and that the person is most likely, if not most definitely, with The Order…yet you wait for them to come to you? Blow up their friggin headquarters for crying out loud! Don’t wait for them! You’re evil…work with it. Ok, not that I wanted that to happen at all, but it just seemed so obvious to me. They're evil…evil people think of that kind of shit! Lol
Ok…now you probably are thinking that I didn’t care for the book at all. Not true. I liked huge parts of the book and it really did have some great parts. I thoroughly enjoyed a little view into the other members of The Orders lives and as always Ms. Adrian’s writing style is addictive. Now if I could just deal with those other issues…
Rating 3.75 out of 5
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