When a lunatic vampire escapes from prison, Dmetri Demidov is called in to help protect the Kategans. After all, out of all the Justicars he was the only one who used to have an intimate relationship with one of the Kategans. Dmetri’s grumbling over having to “babysit” the Kategans is quickly extinguished though when he meets the pack’s healer—Christine Barrows. Suddenly Dmetri can’t recall why he preferred chic, classy women when he sees Christine. She is rough, wild, and so sexy she drives him crazy. Having her once isn’t enough, and for whatever reason—he wants more.Christine Barrows has one goal in life—to mate with an alpha. When the sexy and exotic Russian vampire comes into the pack and chases after her, Christine doesn’t know what to do. She loves the way she feels in his arms, loves disarming his cool façade, but she can’t ignore her goal no matter how her heart feels.As the danger grows around the Kategans, Dmetri and Christine wind up in the middle of a dangerous game. Dmetri is forced by one short woman to question his feelings on the one thing he’s never experienced--love.