The always awesome Cole specializes in characters with truckloads of bag- gage, and Lykae Will MacRieve is a prime example. Ghosts from his childhood haunt Will as he blames himself for the destruction of his family. If you are in the mood for dark, slightly twisted yet completely enthralling tales of sizzling paranormal romance, then the Immortals After Dark series should be on your auto-buy list! A keeper!

After being captured and tortured by the Order and the infamous Commander Webb, Will MacRieve is on the verge of welcoming death. That all changes when he is invited to an auction. Chloe Todd is an Olympic caliber soccer player with no knowledge of the Lore until the day her father gives her a book explaining the various races — and then disappears. Kidnapped to be sold at supernatural auction, gutsy Chloe keeps her head. Will is surprised to scent his mate — and stunned to realize she’s Chloe. (GALLERY, Jul., 368 pp., $25.00)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith