Stripped of all control, shifter Kassity has no choice but to be a killer for a vampire named Lucius. Obeying the vampire from the shadows was simply her way of life, until Jax comes to town and brings trouble with him. When her panther half recognizes Jax as her fated mate, Kassity must deal with betrayal, secrets and Lucius in order to be with him
.With a war going on between all supernatural creatures Jaxon must figure out whose side he is on. What started as a simple job turned into a complicated game of hearts when he meets Kassity, the woman he thought he was rescuing, but not everything is as it seems in Lucius' territory.
WOW! This is my second taste of this author and I can guarantee it will not be my last. She has some fascinating abilities to create an amazing story line and I eagerly await the next book. The characters in this story are very complex, and there is more going on then meets the eye. Lucius, the vampire lord who now basically owns Kass, is playing a complicated game of chess using real people. His bottom line is a mystery and so is the "human" that graces his presence. This is a small piece of a larger puzzle and many of the players have yet to be revealed. Kass has an important part to play in future events, but everyone seems to waiting for a mark to appear that will seal her fate.
I enjoyed this story tremendously! I am anxious to see how all the pieces end up aligning and what Lucius' end game is. He truly is a fascinating creature. There are a lot of events that leave you hanging, and questions about certain events pertaining to the stone. She has everything in the story that will make you want to read the entire series!!! Excellent opening!!