Who is the real enemy?
Marcus Anderson, chemical weapons expert and CIA handler of assets like world famous Kate Lindenstream, finds vampires troubling. He’d rather have nothing to do with them, until the world-class sniper known only as The Whisper takes a shot at him…and misses. While Marcus’ supervisors wrangle over red tape, Marcus follows the trail back and meets Ilaria, a hot-tempered, diminutive, smoldering Italian beauty who captures his scarred and defensive heart.
Meanwhile, Cyneric Pæga’s radar is prickled by a trail of clues that he puts together to reveal that Ilaria Scarvo, a vampire assassin just like Rick once was, is in town. He doesn’t know who The Whisper’s target is but Nial, leader of the revolutionaries, is at the top of the list. Then Rick meets Ilaria and finds she’s not at all a cold-hearted killer. Ilaria is a wounded woman with a terrible secret that binds Rick to her.
Is Ilaria working for the League for Humanity, or the Pro Libertatus? Is she involved with Menes Heru’s plans to use the doomsday weapon, the Blood Stone? Or is she as innocent as both Marcus and Rick want desperately to believe?
WARNING: This book contains two hot, sexy alpha heroes, frequent, explicit and frank sex scenes and sexual language.
It includes heart-stopping sexual scenes between the aforementioned sexy heroes, menage scenes, and anal sex. Don’t proceed beyond this point if hot love scenes offend you. No vampires were harmed in the making of this novel.
I have loved all of the Blood Stone books that I have read, and this one wasn’t an exception. While I do love the paranormal aspects of books, one thing that I do enjoy the most about this series is even though we know that some of the characters are Vampires, its not thrown into the book every other page. The way this author writes is to where you get to know the actual characters for who they are, not just the fact that they are a vampire.
I also enjoy how the main male characters are very alpha men, both of them. But they still show their sensitive side throughout the book for various reasons. In the case of this book, Rick caught me completely off guard when he got to the point where he was revealing the emotions that he had been hiding. Marcus was one character that left me a bit confused during the story because I wasn’t really sure what was happening with him. But needless to say, I did still enjoy them both.
My favorite character by far in this book was Ilaria. She had an amazing sense of innocence, and as you progress through the story, you learn as to why that is. It was amazing to follow along as she grew into her own and realized what she wanted out of life.
The only reason this isn’t a 5 star read for me is because at the point where Rick and Marcus ended up being together, there was really NO signs whatsoever that Marcus was even attracted to other men. So that was a bit of a random jump for me personally. With Rick, we did know that he was attracted towards men, so it wasn’t that much of a shock when it happened. It was mainly with Marcus.
However, even taking that into consideration, I did still enjoy this part in the series and I can’t wait for the next book in the series!