This story was hot, fun, and kept me on the edge of my seat waiting for what happens next. However, I just need to say something: "More information please!"
Action packed romance with a bit of life threatening danger thrown in and steamy bedtime games when there's some downtime -- hey, what's not to like. But it's not all fun and games.
Although this story can, with great difficulty, be read on its own and can be enjoyed as a standalone book -- I found myself wanting a lot more background than I got. What was frustrating was that Senth and NarrAy's story seemed to be part of a larger story arc, one in which their relationship played fourth or fifth fiddle to the massive amounts of intrigue and triple-crossing that was going on. This would have been fine, except I had no clue who was playing on which side, and for that matter, who was supposed to be the good guys. I'm sure that some people enjoy that kind of suspense, but when there's only conflicting messages to this extent, I'm not sure I like being led on that way.
For example, Saint-Cyr's actions alternately made him flip between being someone who seemed halfway decent to someone who you just want to see burn in the flames of Hell. For that matter, the Empress seemed to be the bad guy throughout the entire story, and does act that way all until the end, but the ending somehow managed to cast some doubt on the entire debacle. Then there's the people that NarrAy supposedly were affiliated with, who in the end seemed to be doing something that wasn't entirely right.
I'd be interested in reading Khyff's story to see if there's more backstory given that actually makes all this make sense, but if not, then I'm out of here.