Nicholas Roman is the second Roman brother, he is the dark haired, black eyed middle brother who in his younger days before Lucian found him, was working as a whore. Now that he is living in New York with his older brother, Alexander and younger brother, Lucian, whom both think he gave up his job as a whore years many years before but learn from Dare that he has continued to sale his body the entire time. Dare is an evil, Impureblood vampire who is trying to build his own Impureblood army to take over the Pureblood vampires who he thinks mistreat the lower class Impurebloods. But Dare's strings are being pulled by a bigger more powerful being and the Roman brothers are out to find out who or what is wanting to start a war between the two breeds of vampires. The Eternal Order of Vampires sent Nicholas into his Morpho early, so they can have more control over him. Morpho is when a male Pureblood comes into his true mature vampire form, he becomes unable to be in the sun and also has to find his True Mate. The Roman brothers are all three males whose father is the Breeding Male, a Morpho male who impregnates any and all females that he wants and is able to control the sex of the child. The other vampires consider the Breeding Male and the offspring's to be dirty.
Kate is a Pureblood female, called a Veana, who has spent the last 10 years in a vampire prison for a crime she did not commit. While on last few months of her prison term, she was working in a Credenti, a vampire community, at a local school for young kids. While Kate was waiting with a small boy, Ladd, whose mother was running late, a horrible murder occurs. Ladd's mother showed up to get him but Dare flashed in behind her and slit her throat right in front of Kate and Ladd. Dare flashed away leaving Kate with the boy and his dying mother, who told Kate about the boys father. Kate escapes the Credenti to take Ladd to Nicholas who she was told was his father. Nicholas meets Kate thinking he is meeting someone else, his feelings for her are almost instant but he fights them knowing that she would never want a whore for a mate. I feel like I have already given so much of this story away so I am going to leave it with this- I LOVED this book, I just wanted to crawl right into the pages and hold Nicky, cuddle Nicky, rock Nicky, stroke his hair and to whisper too him that he is not dirty and he deserves love- true love, someone that will love him for him and not for what he felt he had to do in the past. There are so many twist and turns in this book that it held my attention so much I didn't want to put it down to go to sleep or even to go to work. Ohh and the snippet we get of Lucian and his story makes me wish it was 2012 already!!