This happened every time she saw him, the breathlessness, the staring, and the pounding in her heart that vibrated through her entire body.
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Beth has watched Vlad from afar for years. He was everything she had ever wanted in a man; he was also off limits to her. Now in her twenties, he still saw her as a child and definitely off limits. When Beth engineers a job in his company, she sets out to seduce him.
Vlad is the head of the vampires; it is his job to uphold the laws governing the vampires of New York City. Cool, calm and aloof he surrounds himself with his Elite Warriors, and values his privacy. When Vlad's sire returns to New York, she causes havoc and threatens his life and the life he has built.
A mysterious illness prompts Beth to take drastic action, action that could lose her the vampire who has taken her heart. When Beth is given a glimpse into Vlads past, she understands his anger and vows to make him love her, but can Vlad forgive Beth's actions? Having made a life altering decision, Beth has an eternity to live with the consequences of her actions.
Living openly with human society has changed New York, different species are united in their attempt to live in harmony, except for the traitor in their midst. A traitor who sets out to destroy the dominant species, a traitor with a long term plan to wreak havoc in New York.