From the back of the book: From the New York Times bestselling author of the Night Huntress series comes a breathtaking new journey to the dark side of desire.
The night is not safe for mortals. Denise MacGregor knows all too well what lurks in the shadows---her best friend is half-vampire Cat Crawfield---and she has already lost more than the average human could bear. But her family's past is wrapped in secrets and shrouded in darkness---and a demon shapeshifter has marked Denise as prey. Now her survival depends on an immortal who lusts for a taste of her.
He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human----even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the nightmare together...
Because once the first drop of crimson falls, they will both be lost.
I was so into reading about Cat and Bones, that I grabbed up this one from Mt Git'r'Read after finishing AT GRAVE'S END and started in. Another one that was a quick read-in-one-sitting story. A little more of the hottie action between the sheets than on the streets, but still good. And I kind of figured that would be the case from the 'come bite me, you hottie hunka glowy-eyed creature of the night' cover.
I really liked Denise's spitfire demeanor. Her husband was killed in a supernatural fight, her family is under attack from a demon and she is demon-marked to keep her in line while she searches for an ancestor who escaped the demon.
Through all of this, Denise fights back. She enlists the aid of Spade, who she remembers from the supernatural fight a year ago. She doesn't know that Spade remembers her rather fondly too and is willing to help out however he can.
The chemistry is pretty fiery and interesting to watch. They work well together, even while fighting the attraction.
I'll keep reading this series as well as the Night Huntress series since Jeaniene Frost mixes it up with characters, dialogue and action (street and sheet).
Five fiery beans......