Kira Graceling, a private investigator, lives in Chicago. But when she stumbles across a scene that completely blows her mind, she calls for backup but in hurt during the nightmare of it all. Not knowing that it was a fight between a vampire and some ghouls. When Mencheres, finds a woman that stumbles upon him, he knows that he must do all he can to save her life, but in the process he finds that he can't read her thoughts or control or erase her memories so he takes her to his residence hoping that the blood that he gave her to heal her, will eventually run out of her system and then he will be able to erase her memories of what occured. But during all this, he finds himself revealing truths about his race that he never would rationally do otherwise, but Kira stirs something inside him, where he finds himself trusting her. However he knows that he must protect her from the danger that is close at hand, from his nemesis. But will he be able to give her up when the time comes?
This is the first book that I have read from this author, and I am so glad that I did. I just fell in love with this story, it was engaging and intense, and kept me flipping the pages as fast as I could read them. Mencheres, has lived for thousands of years, and is the Master Vampire of his clan, and has suffered loss. When he saves Kira's life, his existence changes for all time. After living for so long, he knows that in his near future is his death, but after he meets her he desperately wishes for more. This was such a wonderful read, and I am definitely eager to read more from this author. This book I acquired digitally, and so it did take some time to read this, much longer than it would normally take otherwise, but I still enjoyed it and its a vampire romance that will curl your toes and speed up your heart beat and I found myself resisting the urge when I was late or too tired to put it down, I just had to keep reading more. Definitely stirs up the senses, and will blow you away with its intense plot, heated passion, and a well written read that will enthrall you.