Leah Buchanan’s family has been in service to vampires for five centuries. Even so, Leah wants nothing to do with her family’s legacy but when she’s summoned to her Selection by the Vampire Dominion, under familial pressure, she has no choice but to go.
Lucien has been living under the strict edicts of the Vampire Dominion for centuries but he’s tired of these ancient laws stripping away everything that is the essence of the vampire.
So he’s taking it back.
And this is because Lucien has also been watching and waiting for decades for Leah to become available for a Selection and he will not be limited with what he can do with her. He will have her, all of her.
Therefore, Lucien is going to tame Leah, even if he gets hunted and killed for doing it.
What neither Leah nor Lucien expects is the strong bond that will form between them, connecting them on unprecedented levels for mortals or immortals. And what will grow between them means they will challenge their ways of life and their union will begin the Prophesies which makes them one of three couples who will save humanity… or die in the effort.
We start this book with our heroine Leah going to her Selection Ceremony where she meets Lucien; unbeknownst to her Lucien has been watching and wanting her for twenty years. Besides wanting her, he craves owning her and thus ensues a battle between the two, with Leah refusing to submit and Lucien employing somewhat questionable means to get what he wants.
I went into this book knowing it could go either way for me, reading so many mixed reviews where a few disliked Lucien immensely; After finishing I have to say I am Team Lucien. He wasn’t perfect, far from it, he was controlling, arrogant and manipulative. I had many issues with him mainly his lack of trust in Leah. Lucien wants Leah to trust him with every fiber of her being, but he forgets that in order to gain her trust, he needs to afford her the same courtesy. I still found him to be one of my favorite KA men, he is loving, protective, intense and HOT. The man is 800 years of age, he’s allowed to be arrogant and broody.
Lucien~~I’d never had more beautiful than what I have with you.
Leah the heroine has her faults as well, I found her childish and frankly one of the things I disliked about Lucien is him putting up with her immaturity and finding it adorable. However at times, she shows a great deal of backbone when dealing with Lucien.
Reading how their relationship progresses was a treat as well as the premise which made this book an enthralling read, I love Kristen Ashley’s take on the paranormal. This book was a beauty.