I enjoyed the second book in the Talions world, it was quick, easy and read a little similar to Alexis Morgan's other books. Morgan though has created a completely different world with the Talions, one that does indeed stand alone from her Paladins series in its own way. I just felt similar threads in regards to how the couples meet, interact and fall in love that run through most of her novels.
Lena is in the fire bug business (the legal end) and was crushed when her best friend Cooper died. Lena decides that it's up to her to bring the murderer to justice and embarks on her own vigil-anti quest. Unfortunately for her she is road blocked by Kerry, Ranulf and this hottie Sandor. While they are just trying to protect humanity and Lena in general from Rouges, Lena has decided that they must be covering something up and is determined to ferret out the rat. Lena believes she can do this better than the detectives on the job and the police because she has a sixth sense that allows her to see violence that has already occurred like a movie flashing in front of her eyes.
This is when she begins to follow Sandor, which inevitably ends with her pressed against a brick wall being kissed silly, then followed by the car, then her hotel, then his house. Here is where a little characteristic of Lena comes out that I do not like one bit. She herself is embarking on a vigil-anti quest, yet she rails and yells at Kerry, Ranulf and Sandor for taking care of the rouges without HUMAN police interference. Even after Sandor explains what Bradan (Evil rouge from last book) did, and how Bradan would have ripped the humans apart, in fact did rip humans apart, Lena just yells that he is taking the law in to his own hands and with out the law there would be chaos. It's here that I find myself saying really?....really? I mean if there were a race of super humans who had the ability to rip humans apart physically and mentally I would definitely be grateful that they had their own type of law enforcement that took down the bad guys.
So onward....... we find out the rouges this time aren't evil so to speak, just part Kyth and no control over their powers. Lena and Sandor keep exploring their passionate chemistry, and they hunt down the bad guys. Kerry is learning that with the mantel of power comes great responsibility and even greater head aches, and Ranulf is still healing, and I'm glad to say not allowing the darkness to take him under.
The book was a good quick romance read, but I wanted a little more, like with the Paladin series there was an ultimate bad guy (Though Morgan turned the readers on their heads with the last two Paladin books) and an ultimate goal. With the Talions I find myself feeling like they're just trying to live below the radar of humanity and police their own rouges, nothing epic or ultimate. I mean Kerry is obviously trying to get her new subjects to see that she is a fit ruler, but besides that nothing. I want evil plots and dastardly deeds.