A powerful mastyr vampire, with a surly temper, meets his match in a beautiful half-human shifter who challenges him at every turn…
Mastyr Vampire Zane didn’t want another woman in his life not after the dreaded Invictus killed his wife five years ago. He serves Swanicott Realm, the land he rules, and doesn’t want anything to interfere with his war against the enemy. But when he’s captured by the evil Margetta, only one woman can save him, a shifter with unusual powers to track him and to provide him with special protection. But will his sudden unexpected desire for the shifter, shake his commitment to go it alone?
Olivia has always lived as an outsider. Being half-human, she never really belonged anywhere. Growing up as a fur-sprouting shifter in the U.S. made her an easy target. When she finally moved to Swanicott to be with her kind, suddenly she’s tracking a mastyr vampire and falling hard for the man. Except for a need to jump his bones, she has no reason to align herself with a surly warrior type. But can she find a place in her new world by getting involved with a vampire?
When this series began it relied heavily on the Vampires but subsequent books have thrown the gauntlet down and allowed all manner of magical creatures to step forward. The shifters are a wonderful example of those living in the Realms and with Olivia starring in Embrace the Wind, it was a wonderful opportunity to discover all manner of hidden talents. Readers are probably used to the idea of flight and levitation not to mention spells but with "battle vibrations" and now with “ghosting" and "cloaking" Ms Roane has clearly allowed her imagination to run loose and run far! Olivia was a revelation and a worthy partner for Zane and if you thought vampires had "appetites. " then trust me a half-shifter is more than a match for a hungry vampire, Mastyr or not!
Oh, Mastyr Zane you are such a walking dream! I mean seriously brooding good looks, a rocking body, and then there's the tattoos! He has a lust for speed and motorcycles and who doesn't find that bad boy image hot? He doesn't take advantage though and just use people; no he genuinely cares about those who reside in his Realm and constantly puts himself in the path of danger to protect the weak. He carries a burden though and his deep sorrow sees him putting up barriers so when Olivia comes to his rescue, it seems that her independent ways are a perfect match.
Loyalty, humour and lots of hot sex are just the tip of the iceberg though and pretty soon Olivia's own past resurfaces. Two people who complement each other perfectly and together seem able to tackle anything and anyone so a certain evil Fae had better watch out! Too bad they can't commit to a relationship or can they? To discover the answer and find out just how amazing this couple is you really will have to get this book! An excellent addition to the series.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.