Claire's heart is torn between her first vampire love, Dmitry, and the Blood Mate, Arrick, that she is eternally bonded to with a powerfully deep and emotional connection. A vengeful vampire is haunting her steps, after Claire killed their mate. An ancient evil threatens to rip her world apart. With the danger of war looming on the darkening horizon, will Claire find the strength to fight back and protect those she loves? Even if it means embracing the darkness inside her? Is it worth it to become the evil she fears, in order to destroy it?
I wasn't exaggerating when I said I couldn't wait to continue on with this series, and continue I did. With this series' second installment readers are thrust right back into all the action exactly where the first installment left off. Love triangles don't go away so easily and resolutions are hard to come by for Claire, Dmitry her first vampire love and friend, as well as Arrick, the blood mate intended for her to spend the rest of her days with due to their eternal bond.
But it's not all long and angst in these pages this go around. Duncan keeps up the intensity and nail biting suspense with vengeful vampires hot on Claire's trail desperate for revenge thanks to Claire killing their mate. And let's not leave out the crazy evil that's putting Claire's world at risk each and every second. No one wants to see a war start, but with these characters and the obstacles they're constantly facing, Duncan leaves no doubt for her readers that war is indeed coming no matter what they do to try and stop it.
Claire and the rest of the gang have a lot of tough choices to make and difficult decisions there's no way to avoid. While wanting to retain parts of her old life and humanity, Claire will face the age old question...can and should she embrace her inner darkness? Check out this series if you're like me and were desperate to see which way she'd go.