Mackayla Lane's ordinary life underwent a complete makeover when she landed on Ireland's shores and was plunged into a dark, deadly realm unlike any she ever imagined. In her fight to stay alive, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh—a million-year old book of the blackest magic imaginable that holds the key to power over both the worlds of Fae and Man. Pursued by Fae assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she cannot trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and irresistible men: V'lane, the insatiable Fae, who can turn sensual arousal into an obsession for any woman; and the ever-inscrutable Jericho Barrons, a man as alluring as he is mysterious.
For centuries, the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them...
Mac starts to see a new side to herself in this book. She calls the two different sides "Savage Mac" and "MacKayla Lane." For most of the book she is trying to find a new balance between the two, but it seems it will only be a matter of time until "Savage Mac" takes over considering everything that keeps happening to her. She is having a hard time trusting anyone (rightfully so), and her savage side seems to be her best protection. I hope she is able to at least keep some of her MacKayla Lane side as this is what gives her some softness and prevents her from being completely ruthless like Barrons.
The sexual tension between Mac and Barrons is ratcheted up to a whole new level. I think its only a matter of time till one of them caves. They seem to be drawn to each other like moth to a flame, but both fight it tooth and nail. I love the banter and general friction between the two of them. In this case opposites don't just attract, they clash, fight, and combust. Barrons may be many things, but Mac can always count on his protection. Even though she may not trust his motives in other things, she knows her life is as safe as it can be in his hands.
V'lane steps up his attempts to woo Mac, but she adamantly refuses his "gift" of protection. You really shouldn't trust a "death-by-sex" fae, even if he promised to not harm her. Well, you really shouldn't trust any fae at all considering everything that's going is their doing. Mac is a smart girl and doesn't trust him at all. He is yet another player in this game that seems to want her and use her how they see fit.
Mac sure was put through the ringer in this book, and the events are changing her, hardening her. I think she will become a true force to be reckoned with, the only question will be, "At what cost?" This is a great second installment with plenty of action that will only suck you further into Mac's world. A very good read!