I liked this book. It wasn't all sweet sunshine and happiness, that is true. Carly wasn't charming or sweet like the previous two heroines. She had a harsh childhood and because of it was a harder person. She built emotional walls to protect herself. Some people might not like her because in the last book she told harsh truths. Despite that, I liked Carly. All of us haven't had a happy life, and we are not all sweet people. That doesn't mean we don't deserve a happy ending. Rue makes her a better person. I think love does that for us all.
This is book 3 in the series. It's characters are the Wyr Rune and Vampire Queen Carling. Truthfully I didn't like it as much as the first two. The first book was outstanding. Something just didn't click for me with the plot and characters. I missed the magic between them.
Well, authors can't hit home runs 100% of the time. This one is forgettable.
Rune has been called by Carling to pay her the favor he owes her. Grumpily he appears. The favor is paid rather quickly but Rune finds out Carling is dying and decided to stick around an help her find a cure.
In Storm's Heart Carling was a bad ass take no prisoners alpha female with immense power. Here she is weak and is as dull as mud. Rune didn't have much personality in the first two books and he doesn't grow one for this one. There is very little action and the continuous dialogue quite boring. I also didn't find there was any chemistry between the two.
There are somethings that happen, however, that set things up for Oracle's Moon. We meet the djinn and the Oracle and Rune and Dragos have a confrontation that will spill over into future books.
If you read the first little bit of the book then read the last bit of the book, you probably will get all you need for the next one. The rest really isn't worth the time.