A ruthless vampire warrior, Grave Van der Garde rules the mercenary Preux Chevaliers with an iron fist, determined to retain his hard-won position as one of the most powerful men in Hell and his reputation as the heartless King of Death. But beneath the cold façade beats the heart of a vampire torn between love and hate, ripped in two directions by a single ethereally beautiful female—his fated phantom mate.
Driven by her phantom instincts, Isla used a spell to make her solid in order to deceive the vampire who killed her sister’s demon mate and have revenge on him, condemning him with a single kiss to become a phantom too. But her plan took an unexpected turn when she fell in love with him, and with her new life, and the night she betrayed him shattered both of their hearts. Now, he lives to make her suffer through their connection, one that is fading with them as they begin to slip into the phantom world, and she must face the monster she created if she is to save herself and the vampire she still loves.
With a demon from Grave’s past determined to destroy him and everything he holds dear, and the clock ticking down to their inevitable doom, can he and Isla overcome their past and their pride to work together to secure the future they both desire deep in their hearts? Or will death finally catch up with the vampire king and his phantom mate?
This series never gets old. I hope there are many more books to come in this series because I never want it to end. It was so interesting to read a story about two characters that were already mates. Their relationship was so interesting to learn about; from revenge to love. I loved that the story came full circle while showing the reader all the dramatic events that unfolded in their full glory. The story is definitely full of powerful emotions, not only love and lust, but revenge and hatred. To have mates that (sort of) despise each other in the beginning was a different dynamic than I've seen before, but it worked.
Phantoms are a super cool creature I've never read about before, but am dying to read more about. There's something so alluring about a powerful, ghostly being. That's one of my favorite things about this world. There are so many types of unique paranormal creatures together in once place. Their world is so thought out, it's as if you could step off of the page, into the story. That is the mark of a talented author. And like I've said before, Felicity Heaton is one heck of an author. I hope more of her stories feature phantoms in the future!
Pick this one up if you love a good paranormal romance with some sweet and spicy elements. There are an abundance of paranormal creatures present and a HEA!