Love and danger . . .
For most of his life, Vampire-Demon Garrett Kayrs, nephew of the King of the Realm, has carried a heavy mantle of responsibility with ease and control. Fate declared him heir to the throne, Fortune marked him with the power of the mysterious circle of Seven, and Chance promised more surprises to come. Nothing deterred him from his path. Until the nightmares began--agonizing dreams of having a female, the female, his mate, on the back of his motorcycle—only to have her torn away from his protection. He feels the menace around her, the danger she’s in, and he can’t rest until he finds her . . .
Duty and desire . . .
Destiny Applegate bears the weight of her name with a respectful balance of fear and purpose. She has been given some direction, but not nearly enough to truly understand her duty, what she was born to do. Even as a child, she had a sense of him. The him, her mate. A dream moment or two with him that might have saved her—or possibly cursed her. So now, when he finds her, she has no choice but to jump on the back of his bike and do her best to hold on until she discovers her path—even if that means ending his.
Destiny (Dessie) has an inoperable brain tumor and she doesn't have much time left. So she wants to just live her life for as long as she can. When she runs into Garrett and she recognizes him from a dream she had of him and is drawn to him, he doesn't understand why he's also drawn to her. Garrett is a demon-vampire hybrid and one of the seven and is very suspicious of Dessie. All he knows is that he can't let her go until he figures out who or what she is even though everything in him says she's just a human. So she agrees to get on the back of his bike and come with him wherever he's going.
His friends don't really trust her but there's no talking him out of bringing her along. Dessie and Garrett feel a strong pull towards each other but she's not an enhanced female so she can't be his mate even though everything in him says she is. There are more questions than answers when it comes to Dessie for most of the book. But Garrett is not giving up on hoping that his family can somehow cure the tumor in her brain so they can figure out their future.
There's a huge twist about her, the tumor and the past few years of her life. Not to mention the fact that her aunt puts a hit out on her because the money her parents left her. There were so many things going against her and yet she seemed to take most of it in stride while Garrett is the one who's having a hard time dealing with it all and how it all pieced together. Sometimes you can see where a story is going but the twists in this one just kept coming and I never saw them coming or where this story was headed. But they made the storyline so much fun to read.
I've been reading this series from the beginning and have loved the books. But this one was even better than the last few and now I'm looking forward to reading the next one because it looks like the evil being that The Seven have been preparing for...is going to be coming for them soon. I cannot wait!
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Disclosure: I was given an e-ARC of this book via NetGalley but all thoughts and opinions are my own.