Genre: Erotic suspense-vampires
Winter, a professional thief who can manipulate others' biologies by touch, accidentally "healed" her former partner--and former vampire--Sebastian, whom she secretly loves. Her healing created a symbiot pairing between them that neither of them wants.
Nathanial, a sexy thousand-year-old vampire and Sebastian's ex-lover, talks Sebastian and Winter into stealing evidence that will expose all vampires to the world. But Nathanial is a puppet-master who doesn't believe in falling in love with humans, leaving Winter unsure of his real feelings for her once he seduces her, or how he feels about Sebastian, the former vampire-now-human whose life he has turned upside down once more.
But the evidence they steal is hot property. The future of all vampires is on the line and others will stop at nothing to get it, leaving Sebastian, Winter and Nathanial with no allies but each other. They must trust each other to survive. Only...can they?
What a surprise! It is a really well layered suspense with erotic romance woven into the storyline and the 3 main characters. It's a little confusing at first, but it answers all your questions, blends the story together, and gives us a lot of surprises and action. It is not your standard "rehashed" vampire story. Nathanial (Nial) is a powerful vampire, Sebastian his former lover, and now new partner to Winter. Sebastian and Winter are a highly sought after pair of thieves. They have a skill set that no other has, because Winter has a secret. She can control someones biology and them for a short time, kind of like hypnosis. Something goes wrong on a job, and Winter and Sebastian are torn apart by their own secrets. In walks Nial looking for Sebastian, and he needs Winter's help to find him. But Nial is hiding the real reason he needs them both. Woven into this suspense is the love affair the 3 have. The eroticism is written beautifully to fit the dynamic of the 3 characters, and it was a lot of fun watching them all fall in love with each other.
I picked this up from the free kindle romance list. And thought, why not, sounds interesting. And its, free so no loss if it was bad and wanted something to pass the time. But I found myself really enjoying the story. It was new and interesting and I'm looking forward to reading the next one.