After a vicious vampire attack left him struggling to leash the
dark urges of the craving virus, John 'Rip' Doolan, thinks he's
finally starting to master the darkness within. The only thing that
threatens to shatter his hard-won control is Esme, his closest
friend and the only woman he's ever wanted. If the stubborn beauty
ever realized precisely what was going through his mind, their
friendship would be ruined…
For six months Esme has waited for Rip to recover and take her
as his thrall, not daring to hope for more. Too afraid to put her
heart on the line, she is devastated when Rip reveals that he never
had any intentions of making her his.
But when a savage gang of Slashers start causing havoc in
Whitechapel, Rip and Esme have no choice. They must face up to the
depth of the passion that burns between them and forge a new
relationship… or risk losing each other forever.