Powerful vampire Katrina Rawlings and her human mate, Caleb Taylor, are once more drawn into dangerous circumstances. Representatives of the most powerful and influential vampires from around the world converge upon a scenic mountain retreat located in Slovenia’s Upper Bohinj Valley for a summit of historic proportion. Mystery leads to treachery, and events quickly spiral out of control. With the fates of both vampires and humans in jeopardy, Katrina desperately struggles to reconcile the balance of worldwide vampire power against honoring her commitment to the love of her life. Unwilling to be rendered helpless, Caleb initiates a desperate gamble that leads to a mortal decision. Meanwhile, the sexy and sassy vampire, Paige Turner, spearheads her own mission involving both surprising revelations of heart and grave circumstances for those around her.
I had a hard time deciding on what to rate this book, teetering between good and great on my scale, so as with baseball, tie goes to the runner. There are a lot of little elements in this book that make me appreciate it so much as a whole.
First, I love that Caleb is always getting into things her shouldn’t be getting into. I can’t tell you how many stories I have read where the woman is always sticking her head in places it shouldn’t be and then big bad man comes and saves the day. It’s so refreshing to see the tides turned a little, and see Caleb to be the one who isn’t always following the rules and ending up where he shouldn’t be.
Paige is a great character as well. Honestly she provides for a lot of the comic relief in the book. Kat is very much the hard ass, and knows how to get her scary on more than most. So with Paige you have kind of a balance since Paige isn’t nearly as serious. The two of them make for a great dynamic in the story and it’s a lot of fun for readers too.
I like books like this that kind of get the supernatural community together for a pow wow, it always makes for a fun time because there is always so much more going on beneath the surface, and you get to experience the culture of the supernatural society. Both things are great experiences for the reader.
Overall, I think this is a really good book. I think anyone who enjoys urban fantasy is going to really enjoy this book. I think paranormal romance readers will enjoy it as well, but it doesn’t have a lot of the more graphic scenes that some of the PNRs have. That being said I would still recommend it!