This novel was everything. Please don't read this as a standalone, you really need the rest of the books to get the gist of this book. This is Mason's story, and if you are anything like me you have been waiting for this novel for EVER. Okay, it wasn't that long but it was long enough that I did a happy dance when it popped up on my kindle. I swear that I have never found licking so absolutely erotic. It isn't one of my favorite things, but in this book? I SWOONED. Over a lick. I know. Trust me. BUT MY GOODNESS. Rachel took it to another level with Mason and his lady, because with all the lingering hurt we know was there, this story was bound to be fun of the past. Throw in some HUGE things I didn't see coming and this novel took the bull by the horns. We get lots of resolutions and a few new options for story lines. I hope Rachel keeps writing these book because she KILLS in paranormal. Add to Goodreads Buy On Amazon: http://amzn.to/2zSF8B1 Synopsis: I'm a werewolf King who chose to step down out of grief for my mate. For centuries I've been alone, choosing to live a life of modesty despite the wealth surrounding me. I deserve to be punished. I crave things I have no business craving. And it is manifesting itself in a way I'm terrified I won't be able to control any longer. Especially since she arrived. Vampire. Orphan. Beaten beyond recognition. My blood calls to her in a way that makes no sense. I'm a wolf. She's a vampire. The two don't mate. They barely tolerate one another. All it takes is one slip of control on my part — one taste. And I doom us all. Then again, I never knew what is lurking inside has the power to balance good and evil.