This review has spoilers
This book is a very weirdly plotted book-and honestly may be the one that makes me stop reading her vampire books. Nicholas, one of the Argeneau vampires believes he killed a pregnant woman shortly after his lifemate died in a tragic accident 50 years ago. He's been on the run from the vampire council while hunting rogue vampires ever since. He chases Ernie, a rogue vampire, to just outside of a party at the Hunter's compound where Josephine (mortal) is a guest. He saves Josephine from Ernie and discovers that they are lifemates.
The story then descends into the normal Lynsay Sands "the couple can't get together too soon" sex that isn't sex-i.e.; they are interrupted while kissing, while having dream sex, phones ring, etc. Honestly I've seen it before from her too many times. I probably would have given up on the book if I hadn't been stuck on a bus with nothing else to read. I used to find this part of the story fun, but this time if felt like she'd cut and pasted scenes from previous books.
And then, on page 214 we get a plot. In about 150 pages Nicholas confesses the crime he "committed." While Sam (the lawyer from Rouge Hunter and Joanne's sister) couldn't lawyer her way out of a paper bag, Jo is able to see that Nicholas didn't kill the woman, his memory has been wiped, and that he was set up for something his dead lifemate was about to tell him. What's more, after Josephine gets hurt and Nicholas is forced to turn her into an immortal, she manages to convince the Hunters and Lucian that Nicholas might be innocent and that they need to investigate further.
And then the story almost literally stops. Nicholas and Jo are locked together in a cell with a double bed, some furniture and privacy while everyone else conducts the investigation. Weeks later Nicholas and Jo are released and told "he's innocent." End of story, and I mean that literally. The book ends there. We don't know who committed the murders or why. Now it's pretty clear that Lynsay Sands is going to tell that story in another book, but come on... I bought *this* book-and I feel like my $7.99 deserved a plot resolution.
So that's it. 1/2 a book that is formulaic at best, with what felt like cut and pasted sex scenes, 1/2 a book that is a decently paced mystery and no ending. Honestly I wish I'd reread Single White Vampire, Tall Dark and Hungry or Bite Me If You Can instead. They were better written and I enjoyed them a heck of a lot more.