Rowan Harper’s world has been wrenched apart. The man she thought she loved—the man she does love—is a vampire, and not the kind that glitters. Running away isn’t an option. Gabriel isn’t just her lover. She’s bound to him in ways she can’t comprehend, ways that put both of them in desperate danger even as Rowan’s desire for him blazes anew.
The rules of her life before are gone. But she has a power of her own, a power she is remembering in fits and starts even as time races against her. With her life and Gabriel’s very soul on the line, Rowan has to choose who to believe—and who to trust…
It's always been obvious to the reader Gabriel is a vampire but it took Rowan quite a while to catch on! Finally when she does, it opens up a whole new can of worms as she starts to realise maybe, just maybe Gabriel and she are well and truly connected and it's soul deep! Not wishing to give too much away, it's fair to say Rowan has made an enemy who wants her dead but that's the least of her worries. It's clear her memories have been tampered with and if she is to find ever lasting happiness with Gabriel, she needs to get them back but why is he so reluctant to help?
Gabriel has secrets but surely their love will prevail? Well, maybe not, as events began so long ago are about to affect the here and now and perhaps Rowan's trust should not be given so easily? It's a precarious line we tread when we decide between good and evil, one slip and all will be lost!
So pleased we finally get answers as I found the first book so frustrating. Maybe the two could have been combined which might have made for a more rounded book? Yes, it would have been a longer story but I did feel somewhat that a paranormal romance should be just that, paranormal! Luckily in this installment, we get lots of interesting details and characters, and there's even action! Our heroine is as much a live wire as ever and her inner bitch is hilarious but unfortunately I just don't really find her that charismatic, although she is brave and loyal and prepared to sacrifice for the man she loves.
There are interesting supporting characters and my favourite would have to be the best friend, Laycee, who just lights up every scene she's in. She also brought real emotion into the story as it finished, and trust me not many authors can make me feel sad. I'm also hoping the character Ryiel will get his story told as I do love a brooding male! Lots of sex and I do mean lots! There's so much humour in this author's work too. It helps set it apart from the more mundane paranormals available. I will read more by Ms Smith and I am so pleased that this book captured my eye.