Jema Shaw works in her family's museum and consult's for the local police department. She is also quite sick and lives at home with her, hypochondriac, scheming mother. Jema's mother is attempting to hide a secret from a dig that her husband was in charge of. She also has the, unknown, adoration of her neighbor Valentin Jaus, who has known Jema since birth and is also Darkyn. During an investigation for the police department Jema comes to the attention of Thierry Durand.
Thierry is a member of the Darkyn. He and his family have recently been rescued from the Brethren, where they were all tortured. Thierry is also attempting to deal with the fact that his wife, of hundreds of years, has betrayed his whole family to the Brethren. Jema intrigues Thierry and he finds himself drawn to Jema and he enters her dreams to learn more of her.
In this book we see more of Alexandra, Michael, Father John and many others from If Angels Burn and we meet new characters as well. As the ongoing battle between the Brethren and Darkyn continue, secrets from Jema's world are brought to light, as well as more information on the Darkyn.
As with If Angels Burn, I did not find this book an overly romantic read. I did still enjoy the book and appreciated seeing the past characters again. I look forward to seeing more of the Darkyn world and hope that Valentin Jaus gets his happily ever after at some point.
Night after night, Jema Shaw's dreams have become a haven for Thierry Durand. But his nocturnal visits have placed her in danger and brought her between two ancient enemies: the Brethren and the Darkyn.