Merit, Chicago's newest vampire, is learning how to play well 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 must 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 centuries-old green-eyed Master vampire.
Once again I find myself back in the world of Merit and her friends and I have to say I enjoyed it. I think I just had to get to a point where the author made the characters more likable and this book did that for me. I think the main reason I have grown to like Merit is that in this book she embraces who she now is ans we get to see her focus more on learning what it really means to be a vampire. We catch back up with Merit getting a new assignment from Ethan which is having to be a bodyguard for the Alpha in town Gabriel Keene as we find out someone is trying to kill him. Merit is also becoming stronger as a vampire and standing up for herself even more when it comes to Ethan. I loved that in this book we got to learn way more about Ethan and now some of the things I didn’t like about him make way more sense. I started to get why he was the way he was and why he treated Merit and others the way he did.
This book gives us what I am sure a lot of readers have been waiting on which is the major sparks between Merit and Ethan. While I liked what happened in this book with them I’m still not completely sold on if I want them together as a couple. There are still some things about Ethan that annoy me but I am willing to see where it will go. I loved the addition of the wolves to Merit’s supernatural community as it gave us more than just the vampires like previous books. It was a refreshing change and when you add in the warm blooded nature of the wolves it made for some interesting and fun reading. This book gave us plenty of action mixed in with everything else and made it a really worthwhile read.