First thing first, Merit actually looks like an adult on the cover of this book! She no longer looks like she’s still a teenager, which is nice since she’s almost thirty.
In the second book Chloe Neill has Merit dealing with politics between the vampires and the shape-shifters. A war is coming and the shifters are deciding if they should leave the vampires to fend for themselves, while they return to their home in Alaska.
I felt like this book moved a little slowly, and the “will they, won’t they?” aspects of Merit and Ethan’s relationship felt so drawn out. Mind you they actually hook up in this book, are in a relationship and then Ethan decides it makes him less effective at his job, so he breaks it off. Then he changes his mind again, leaving the decision to be together up to her. Ethan’s indecisiveness is seriously giving me whiplash so hopefully in the next book something is decided.
Similarly to the last book, in the supernatural world Neill has created, vamps and shifters seem to still be lenient with members that betray and attempt to kill their own. There was however a fight scene with casualties this time, so maybe things are changing.
Overall the story-line was OK, It just seemed to take a long time to get where it was going. It will be interesting to see what happens in the next book with the shifters, since they accidentally revealed themselves to the world in this book.