Lucifer Scuderi is a vampire—handsome and charismatic, a powerful hunter of unusual skill—who arrives in Montreal to take on the most important hunt of his life. Someone has kidnapped the mate of Canada’s ruling vampire lord, and it’s up to Lucifer to find him before his death sets off a crisis that could engulf the entire continent.
Eleanor Morel lost everything—including the love of her life—when she became a vampire. But now, twenty years later, she’s a trusted bodyguard to the Canadian lord, Sophia, and the only person Sophia can count on to lead the search for her endangered mate. But what Eleanor doesn’t know is that the special hunter she’ll be working with is none other than her long-lost love. And he’s demanding answers.
Lucifer’s love for Eleanor burns as hot as his anger towards her for leaving him. But they’ll have to find a way to set history aside and work together if they’re going to unravel the twisted betrayal that threatens not only Sophia and her mate, but the whole continent. Because the European vampires are on the move. And if Canada falls, the rest of North America could follow . . .
Okay, we've known that European Vampires are sniffing around the Lords who control North America but it looks like all-out war is imminent as Sophia desperately struggles to maintain calm whilst allowing outsiders into her territory. Vampires don't exactly play well together so you can imagine just how much conflict this causes. Lucifer isn't exactly about to roll over for Sophia but it's realising he must partner with Eleanor that really shakes him.
The author, D.B. Reynolds, offers flashbacks to open their story and it's an emotional read at times. Eleanor is a fierce Vampire, protecting her Lord but she's actually someone who really struggles with certain aspects of her nature. This is my first male/female Vampire pairing from this author and it's one that sets the page on fire, perhaps have ice on standby? If brutally honest, I wanted a tad less sexy times but if you want a combustible relationship, then this couple has chemistry that's off the charts!
The overall storyline is advancing with this book and it's setting up quite nicely for lots more bloodshed to come I fear. For now, though, it's a happy ending as romance and love triumphs and what more could I ask?
This is my voluntary opinion of an Advance Reader Arc.