AT THE CROSSROADS OF DEATH AND DESIRE, A WOMAN TASTES A PLEASURE NO MORTAL IS MEANT TO SURVIVE.
In the frozen Alaskan wilderness, former state trooper Jenna Darrow survives an unspeakable breach of body and soul. But with her narrow escape comes an even greater challenge. For strange changes are taking place within her, as she struggles to understand -- and control -- a new hunger. To do so, she will seek shelter in the Boston compound of the Order, an ancient race of vampire warriors whose very existence is shrouded in mystery. Perhaps the most mysterious of them all is Brock, a brooding, dark-eyed alpha male whose hands hold the power to comfort, heal . . . and arouse.
As she recovers under Brock’s care, Jenna finds herself drawn to the Order’s mission: to stop a ruthless enemy and its army of assassins from subjecting Earth to a reign of terror. Yet in spite of their resolve, a purely physical relationship without strings soon binds Brock and Jenna together with a desire fiercer than life and stronger than death itself -- until a secret from Brock’s past and Jenna’s own mortality challenges their forbidden love to the ultimate trial by fire.
**** (4.5 stars)
I couldn't give it a complete 5 star rating because Adrian only teased us with Jenna's transformation after the attack by the Ancient. I didn't get nearly enough details as to what she may become. But other than that, it is a true Lara Adrian novel. You fall instantly in love with the couple of focus and can't help yourself but to race to the end of the book. The ending was a little weak for me, but I never want the books to end anyway. The story could go on for another couple 100 pages and I would be happy. Everyone of The Order make appearances, and I can't wait for Tess's baby to get here. The series base story is moving along at a great pace and there is just enough action mixed with romance to pull it all together. I am hanging by my fingernails to see what Dragos is up to next. Looks like Hunter is the next one up, that should be a very interesting story....I'll be stalking the mailbox waiting for my pre-order.