Getting dumped by the man she thought loved her is extremely painful for New Orleans shopkeeper Bride McTierney. She's emotionally vulnerable when the devastatingly sexy Vane Kattalakis walks in her door. Both of them need the comfort of passion, but neither are expecting the consequences.

Were-Hunter Wolf Vane and his brother Fang have a death sentence hanging over them, placed by their pack leader father. With the danger around him, Vane is not looking to become mated, but fate has other ideas. The day after Vane and Bride share passion, both develop a tattoo on their hands that indicates they are mated. Bride didn't even have a clue that her lover was a werewolf—or that the paranormal world existed.

Dark–Hunters take a backseat in this latest chapter of Kenyon's amazing series. The complex world of the Weres adds more depth and excitement to an already intense saga. Without question, this is one of the most original and thrilling paranormal series today. (Aug., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith