The second chapter of the saga finally reveals the secrets and the mysteries that were barely hinted at in Don’t Forget Me, the introductory chapter. Desire mixes with a strong dose of suspense. The storyline, romantic and complex on one side, melts; and on the other thickens.
“I want to be the worst thing that, regardless, you would still find yourself choosing over and over, in spite of all the best you might have in life… This. This is enough, forever.”
Stella has put behind her the beginning of a difficult academic year, full of conflict and contradictory temptations. There is a new arrival in the Whitely house. Jeff, her father, has recently relocated to Medford––this time to stay. What better opportunity to organize a party? But nothing is as it seems; beginning with Tyler Bradford, his childhood friend, whose presence turns out to be much more than a banal coincidence. With Siberian origins, he seems to hide a great secret, one greater than himself. It is the second day from the start of term at the university, and when Stella finds Donn Brooks once again, her life takes a dangerous and unexpected turn. It’s more than she could have imagined, beginning with an encounter in the library basement. What began as an agreement will transform into something much greater than a pure and overwhelming desire.
In reality, Stella has no other options. However, she doesn’t seem to regret her choice. In the end, the decision is only hers. Donn will not force her into anything. She does it to save a life. She does it because life is all she has to offer in exchange for another. For Stella, only one thing is truly important––Jason Rees; but she will discover that being in love with a special vampire is extremely dangerous and requires sacrifices. Why, therefore, does Jason leave Stella once again in the arms of the dark and fascinating vampire who introduced her to the dark side?
Aware of his lack of indifference toward her, will Stella fall once again into the trap of the enigmatic hunter who hides behind the mask of the powerful businessman, Donn Brooks? Will her best friend Vuk be enough to help her forget the irresistible Donn? Forced to choose between love and friendship, Stella knows that her decision risks reigniting the millennial fight between vampires and wolves.
After all, for Stella and Vuk, to live apart is simply inconceivable. Only together will they be able to fight the pain and the guilt, face the truth, and experience the unexpected power of an unbreakable bond.
In the meantime, now that the Council, Donn’s family, is no longer after her, the rebels, the enemies of the Council, are closing in and ready to capture her. For Stella, the moment of truth has is increasingly near.
In a novel where every day is crucial, the time for decisions and renunciation has arrived. Constrained by the events to be hanging in the balance, will she be able to stay balanced on her own two feet?