Ancient vampire Andrew escaped his tropical island exile with his beloved human sailor, Edmund. They’ve now returned to Andrew’s home in nineteenth-century New Orleans and must navigate not only their developing relationship—and equally haunted pasts—but also a hungry coven of vampires Andrew used to call friends.
Desperate to stay by Andrew’s side forever, Edmund examines the impressive coven library in search of an Elder, the only creature capable of turning Edmund. Although missing for centuries, Andrew believes an Elder must still survive somewhere; they just have to find him.
The search is put on hold when Edmund receives word that his mother is ill in London, and the lovers set off on an oceanic journey surrounded by new friends and old enemies. When things go terribly wrong, Edmund’s fragile human life hangs in the balance, and an Elder must be found or Andrew will be alone forever.
If the first book was a dark romance, then this is a hot hot hot read. A little sweet and a little humour in there too.
The story picks up from the first following Andrew and Edmunds return to New Orleans. They are now in a relationship but have to deal with Andrew’s coven of vampires he left behind when in exile.
This time the story focuses more on Edmund, and we get to know him a little better as he starts his quest to find an Elder and become immortal. But we also get to know the pair more as a couple: “I’ll never stop loving you, no matter what you do.” I take his wet face in my hands. “Do you understand that?” “No. God, no. Sounds absolutely insane. Or idiotic.”
The ending while not quite a cliffhanger, as the blurb hints at where the story is headed, it will definitely leave you wanting more from these two characters.