Merit, Chicago's newest vampire, is learning how to play nicely with others. Other supernaturals, that is. Shapeshifters from across the country are convening in the Windy City, and as a gesture of peace, Master Vampire Ethan Sullivan has offered their leader a very special bodyguard: Merit. Merit is supposed to protect the Alpha, Gabriel Keene - and to spy for the vamps while she's at it. Oh, and luckily Ethan's offering some steamy, one-on-one combat training sessions to help her prepare for the mission. Merit has to accept the assignment, even though she knows that she'll probably regret it. And she's not wrong. Someone is gunning for Gabriel Keene, and Merit soon finds herself in the line of fire. She'll need all the help she can get to track down the would-be assassin, but everywhere she turns, there are rising tensions between supernaturals - not least between her and a certain green-eyed, centuries old master vampire.
Paperback, 355 pages
Published October 14th 2010 by Gollancz
This is book 3 in the series! I loved this book. I think Merit really grew as a character for me in this one. I have been on the edge of my seat waiting for Merit and Ethan to finally get together, and the definitely did that. I was like finally!!They have a love hate relationship but doesn't every relationship?
The alpha Gabriel Keene is coming round to extending an alliance between vampires and shifters. He has asked Merit and Ethan to play security to the meetings that are being held in Chicago.
Merit shines in this book, she kicks ass, gets her heart broke while juggling her job responsibilities. I am most definitely warming to Ethan Sullivan, he shows a softer side in this book.
This is a fabulous book and a must read for anyone who has read the first two. They just keep getting better!
I can't wait for the next instalment HARD BITTEN!!