Although I am a prolific reader, especially of paranormal romances, I have never felt the need to review a book before, but I was so disappointed with this book I felt compelled to.
I am no stranger to the concept of the tortured alpha male being a huge fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood and Midnight Breed series but the "romantic" lead character in this book, Mikhail, takes things to a whole new level. How anyone could be drawn to such an overbearing and humourless character is unfathomable and only the premise that he and Raven are lifemates could possibly explain their relationship.
The sub-plot of vampire assassins is weak, the writing erratic and unstructured and most importantly for a book of this genre, the sex scenes are un-erotic, rushed and badly written, although plentiful.
Getting to the end of this book took an enormous effort as I was neither interested in the characters or the world they inhabit. I preserved in the mistaken belief that it must get better - needless to say it doesn't!
Save your money and go for one of the series noted above or Night Huntress or Immortals After Dark, which are all excellent reads you can't put down.