All heck is breaking loose!
The defeat of Rudolpho by Savannah Marshall and Donatello Ravell brought the Slayers and Vampires together, but it did something else. It peeved off Rudi's daughter Valerious. Now, she has her sights on killing Sav and Donnie.
It's up to Donnie's sister, Lyssette, to make sure she doesn't get the chance. To further Vampire/Human relations, she's found herself teamed with Savannah's brother Kristain to find her and rescue her other brother Eli from Valerious' clutches. Along the way Lysette discovers more than she bargained for. A traitor on the Vampire Council is working with Valerious to bring about the downfall of the first Human/Vampire alliance in history. Now, Lyssette must save her brother, root out this traitor, and most importantly... Avoid falling in love with Kristain at any cost.
Too bad he just so happens to be the only man who could make her forget all the vows she's ever taken as an agent of the VCI.
"Let go of me!" It would have came out more assertive if the towel hadn't slipped and I had to scramble to make good on my promise not to show him the money again today.
Kristain pulled me into his rock hard chest, trapping me. "Not until I have my say."
I gave up trying to fight him. Not sure, but I thought my nipples were liking it entirely too much. "You've said enough."
"Maybe I have, but I've been saying it the wrong way. I'm attracted to you. More than attracted to you. Don't ask me what I mean by that, because hell if I know. I just know I can't get you out of my head and that makes me a little stupid around you when all I want is to be James Bond." He let me go and just walked away, leaving me semi-naked and confused. "So, if you want to leave, leave. I can understand why you would want to. I've been nothing more than a horse's ass since the first time we met."
I knew that touching moment would pop up sooner or later. "You're not always a horse's ass. Sometimes you're a cute buffoon."
"At least that's a step up from where I thought I was. Lyssette, I shouldn't even be thinking about you this way."
"Why, because I'm a Vampire?" Not that I didn't agree with him, but I wanted a damn reason.
"Hell, no. After seeing Donnie and Savannah together, what we are ¿ or aren't ¿ isn't an issue."
"What then?" Now I really wanted to know.
"For one thing, we're partners and for another we're family. Well, sort of. The thing is, if we started something and if it ended badly it wouldn't just affect you and me, it could tear Savannah's marriage apart. As much as I want this—" He waved his hands between the two of us. "I won't do anything to hurt her. She deserves every bit of happiness that comes her way."
He'd actually thought this through. I'd taken him for one of those insipid-macho-girl-in-every-city types. He certainly had the swagger down. Let's not forget how well he could fling a line of bullshit at fifty yards without missing a beat. Granted, he was probably a toad and this could be just another one of his tricks. As good as that sounded in my head, I didn't get that feeling. Hard as it was to believe, Mr. Marshall appeared to be baring his soul to me. I didn't see that one coming.
"You're right. It would definitely complicate things so it's a good thing we're not taking this any further." We weren't. Right? My mind said no, but my body seemed to think it might be a damn fine idea. Stupid men showing their sensitive side.