I'm not really sure how to review this book. I'm trying hard to think of it as it's own story but, to be honest, there are SO MANY similarities to the Black Dagger Brotherhood series that I find myself comparing them. Overall I think the Gabrielle was a well written, well thought out character who stayed pretty solid throughout the book. Lucan...eh, I could take him or leave him to be honest. I wanted to love him but, in the end, I just couldn't. The plot of the story was well paced and engaging, the arc and the buildup for the series was good without being over the top. Altogether it's a solid summer read...nothing too heavy, a little romance and a decent story that keeps you gobbling up the pages. I will read book two of the series but I have no clue if I will continue beyond that.