Abby Baker is a research assistant for a local TV station. When she's on a riot scene to help cover a story, she becomes possessed by a fiend Lou (a not so bad guy). Lou is on the run from Uzkiel (bad guy), a fiend who wants a special spell that will give him an advantage in his fight with the demons (good guys). Lou had been acting as an informer for the demon Rule (good guy), and now Rule is searching for him since he went missing. Rule finds Lou in Abby's body, and immediately takes Abby into protective custody at the Vircolac Club. The club is owned by Graham Winters, the alpha of the werewolf pack. The pack helps to protect Abby, while Rule searches for Uzkiel. We see many of the characters we know from other books--Rafe, Tess, Missy, Graham--and they help in the fight against Uzkiel.
The story started a bit slow but then picked up around chapter five. Overall I enjoyed the storyline, the main character Rule and the supporting cast like Noah, Samantha, Missy, and Rafe. However, Abby is one of the worst lead female characters I've read recently. Not only is she not likable, the author is not consistent in the way she portrays the character. Abby starts out as a timid doormat of a character. Then she makes an idiotic decision--putting her life and others in danger. Afterwards she shows herself to be whiny and self centered. Then she's a complete bit*h, screaming at Rule for things that he didn't cause and can't control, which was inconsistent for how she was portrayed in the beginning. I liked Rule in the Faerie book, and was very disappointed to see him matched off with such a poor character. The romance didn't make any sense to me. I didn't see anything appealing in her character for him to care about. She's not even described as being physcially attractive, so I didn't get his attraction to her. Additionally, the dialogue was forced, awkward and frequently annoying.
Another thing was the copy of the book I read was FULL of typos and punctuation errors. It was extremely distracting. The worst ones were the constant mistakes in names--Bat for Bal, Rate for Rule, etc. At times I'd have to back up and reread a line trying to figure out who the author was talking about. I was reading a St Martins Press published version that was produced for Kindle. Very poor editing--someone didn't do their job. Also if the book had had a good line editor, the editor would have caught all the inconsistencies with Abby's character.
I've read most of the Others books and enjoyed several of them--mainly the later ones. If you've never read Christine Warren before, don't start with this book or book one. Instead, try One Bite with a Stranger, Wolf at the Door or Walk on the Wild Side. Those are some of the better ones in the series.