He saw her die in a vision…
Before five years ago, Gabriel had never met Vega, but he knows how she's going to die. He knows he'll be involved... unless he can make sure they never meet, never cross paths, so that his vision will never come true. So he left his pack behind, joined the Stavros pack and was determined to never let that future play out. To never meet her at all. Fate had other plans—and she walked right into his life when he least expected it. For the last five years he’s avoided Vega whenever possible even while trying to keep an eye on her. But when she gets cagey with her pack and disappears, he has no choice but to follow her. Now, circumstances are forcing them to work together and he’s determined to protect her against any threat. If that means dying for her, he’s more than willing to. But she doesn’t want his protection. If anything, she’s determined to prove she’s stronger than everyone thinks.
She’s writing her own future…
Vega isn’t the same moody teenager who came to live with the Stavros pack all those years ago. With college behind her, she’s been recruited by a division of the government’s supernatural Black Ops. Trained and more than ready for her first mission, she doesn’t expect Gabriel to crash her assignment. To save her cover, they pretend to be a couple. But soon lines are blurred and neither can deny the incendiary attraction between them. As they race to stop a man who wants to sell out their people to the highest bidder, they find themselves fighting for a future together. With time running out, she has no choice but to rely on the irresistible male who’s turned her world upside down. Unfortunately, in order to save the woman he loves, Gabriel has to give her up.
Author note: This is a stand-alone novel in the Darkness series complete with an HEA and no cliffhanger.
Absolutely loved this couple!
I absolutely loved Gabriel and Vega! So far this one is my favorite of the series. I really wasn't expecting to love it so much because the blurb led me to believe there would be pushing away from Gabriel. While he did keep her at arms length for 2 years, the book started and wasted no time in bringing these two together.
While I hate pushing away, I love the reason Gabriel tried to stay away from Vega. He literally thought she was going to die if they mated. That didn't stop him from jumping right in the middle of an ops to protect her. He's a true alpha protector.
Vega was such a great heroine. I love that she is a hybrid and I'm fascinated with her special powers. I think the author could have delved even more into that but I'm guessing she is saving some for later books since these characters appear in more than one book.
Mena was a fascinating side character in this book and I think when it comes time for her story, she's going to leave just as much as an impact. All the side characters leave me wanting more and that's a true success for a series. Keep em coming Katie Reus! ARC provided by NetGalley.