From the Publisher: Ava-Claire Sullivan’s first mistake was becoming vampire Peter Mackintire’s personal blood bank. Her second mistake was falling in love with him.
Now it’s Ava’s job to make sure he never loves her in return. A pact Peter made nearly a hundred years ago means loving someone will kill him. If she can figure out how to free him from his promise, it might kill her, make her immortal, or lead to the love she wants so badly.
But if she doesn’t, at best, her heart will break…and at worst, Peter will die.
Celeste’s review: I couldn’t wait to start this book right after finishing Nocturnal. I’m addicted to this series about Ava, the human, and Peter, the Noctalis, and their tie to each other. However, their relationship goes beyond just the human falling in love with the angel-vampire. I’m not going to spoil, but just believe me that there’s more to it than them getting googly eyes at each other. It is definitely physical, something they learned when Peter had to leave for a short while.
In the first novel, one of the mysteries of the Noctali is that we don’t know their weakness. In this story we know what the weakness is, and the focus of this book is to find a loophole so that no one ends up dying. Because in the world of Noctali, promises are binding so words and actions must be chosen carefully.
This installment overall was a little slower but still so very good. Ava continues to watch her mother steadily decline as the cancer takes over. Once again I found myself tearing up so many times. But it’s not all sad; Ava is able to talk to Peter about things she can’t talk to anyone else about. While she opens her heart to him, she falls even more in love. I loved watching their relationship bloom; they start with a sweet and young romance, but by the end they are both on the brink of some serious desire. Not going to lie here, I’m ready for some lustiness.
Ava also interacts with more of Peter’s family and friends in this 2nd book: Ivan, Vicktor, and Cal. These creatures are far more dangerous than we can probably imagine. We learn way more about them by the end, and I personally have flip-flopped my opinion of some of them. I love when an author catches me off guard!
I read the book in essentially one sitting. While there were quite a few typos and errors, it was not anything glaring, but a good editor would catch all this. That is easy to ignore when the story behind it all is so good.
Now for the ending of the book. It finished with me saying, “HOLY CRAP!” and then I read further down the page and said, “HOLY CRAP!” again. And then I turned the page. What? It’s over?!? I can’t wait for the next one which comes out soon. Please hurry, Ms. Cameron!