Nicole Martin was only eight years old when she narrowly survived a massacre: her family's vampire slaves rebelled and killed everyone in her household. Twenty years later, Nicole now dedicates herself to finding a vaccine against vampirism . . . and eradicating the gruesome memories that give her nightmares.
Riker, a member of the wild vampire Moon Clan, is haunted by his own demons - his wife Lorraine had been captured and enslaved by the Martin family. It was during a botched escape attempt that she was killed, along with their unborn child. Still wracked with grief and anger, Riker is now fuelled solely by the desire to rescue vampire slaves . . . and slaughter their owners.
When Riker stumbles upon Nicole in a chance meeting, he immediately recognizes her as a member of the Martin family that once enslaved his wife -and she recognizes him as the wild vampire she saw kissing a pregnant slave in the moments before her violent death - an image that has haunted her dreams for years.
When Riker kidnaps Nicole and they spend a night together in a cave on the way back to his clan, suddenly they begin to realize that they aren't as different from one another as they may have thought - and they're finding themselves drawn to one another . . .
Nicole Martin, CEO of the anti-vampire Daedalus Corporation, is kidnapped by wild vampires intent on securing her help one way or another in rescuing one of their own from the clutches of the company she's only just begun to run. When she's brought to the vampires' secret compound, where her family name is reviled and nearly everyone wishes her dead, she thinks her worst nightmare has come true. But aside from one escape attempt, Nicole falls quickly into cooperating with the vampires, even to the point of saving a vampire's life rather than abandoning him and escaping. From there, her emotional connection to one of her captors develops at a lightning-fast pace, with the erotic connection coming out of left field. The frantic action fails to move the plot, and the hot supernatural sex does nothing to make the romance feel less artificial or forced.