When Myles Kramer was human, he had been a good cop. He thought he’d been a good man too but lately he isn’t sure. Now nothing seems to hold his interest and he is bored. As Phil, his maker, points out, that isn’t a good thing in a vampire so young. An extended vacation in France is cut short by finding a dead body on the beach. Only the man isn’t really dead and Myles wasn’t supposed to find him. After calling the police, Myles goes back home to Ohio to his unfurnished house to resume his lonely unassuming life. He isn’t sure what he wants to do with his life, but Phil showing up on his doorstep with a job isn’t on his agenda. “You remember before you left that woman who came up missing? We all thought she was dead and her husband finally confessed?” Myles nodded knowing there was no hope for it. “Her sister has come up with something strange. She said she got a letter from her last week.” Myles ends up at the hotel to meet with the missing woman’s sister only to find her holding a gun to the head of a vamp. The woman has one of the smartest mouths he’s ever heard, not to mention, tasty as hell. Chris Collier only wants to find her sister, Millie, settle her up with whatever she needs to get her out of her life. They aren’t close at all, but she is still her stepsister, and the only family she has left. But Myles insisting on helping her is getting on her last nerve until some jerk shackles them together in a bedroom without any clothes. As mates, they can do so much more, but neither of them wants what comes with having someone in their lives full time. And as a vampire, the term ‘a long life’ takes on a whole new meaning. But once Myles tastes the tantalizing human, he knows that he’ll never have enough of her. He only hopes he can convince her of that before she kills him. Myles and Chris were destined to be together, the Fates had decided. But there are forces trying to pull them apart, and neither of them are sure they can win against such odds. An ancient evil has set his sights on Chris and will stop at nothing to have her for his bed. She has been told she is destined to destroy him, but others have tried…and failed. Austin Force and his pack are ready to help, but it will take a force like no other to stop him. Will Chris be able to fulfill her destiny and defeat the beast? Or will she meet the same fate as her predecessors?