Mastyr Seth craves his shifter bodyguard, Lorelei, but with her close connection to the enemy, how can he ever trust her?
He’s lived a solitary life and needs no one…
Mastyr Vampire Seth craves Lorelei, his new bodyguard, but he has a hands-off policy with those under his command. However, the sexy glint in her eye, as well as her wolf-shifter ways, keeps him in a fevered state. He’s lived a life of enforced solitude as Mastyr of Walvashorr Realm, but when the enemy arrives, ready to invade his land, he must rely on his bodyguard more than he ever dreamed possible. So much proximity breaks through his resistance and he takes the woman, marking her in a shocking shifter way that overturns his careful, analytical world. But when her connection to the enemy puts his realm in danger, how can he embrace a serious relationship with her?
She’s loved him from the first moment she saw him…
Lorelei guards Seth night after night, her heart on fire. She’s loved him from the time she snuck into his workout room and watched him go through his rigid exercise routine. Now serving as his bodyguard, she wants to take her relationship with the Mastyr of Walvashorr to the next level, but Seth holds back. That he desires her comes through in his wicked mossy scent, which in turn ignites her inner wolf. When he finally gives in to his own cravings and makes his move, she shows him how hot shifter-love can be. But will she ever be more than just his bodyguard?
We met both Lorelei and Seth in the last book and it's fair to say that she was crucial to the story development and Ms Roane has taken up that idea and just run with it here. Seth is uber self contained, to the point that he makes loners seem positively chummy. Seth wants no one and lives alone and if it wasn't for the fact that his realm needs him, I doubt he would have contact with anyone! Add one very perceptive Fae Queen to the mixture though and Seth finds himself with a most unusual bodyguard and trust me gene splicing has got nothing on Lorelei! Lorelei is full of secrets and if honest, she's not even aware of some of them but one thing she knows for sure is that Seth is the only male for her. Slight (well huge really) problem though, as Lorelei’s mother has slaughtered thousands and seems in no hurry to stop!
What can I say? It's quite a short read so a lot happens quickly and yes, there is an awful lot of plot development. We've known about the murderous Invictus and the evil Fae behind them, but it was quite a departure to see the workings of the shifters in this book. Likable characters and I personally adore the troll, Davido, as he adds humour. As usual, Ms Roane takes us on a sensual journey but it's a romance, so that works for me!
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.