Listened on audio-reader. It's difficult for me to write a review and get all the information in the review when I do this. Loved the book, love the series. Both H/h were haunted by past hurts and struggled with making meaningful relationships with others due to fears and not feeling accepted for who they are. Runa is a kick ass character that seemed docile to Shade but he soon found out that she would not be taking his crap or anyone else's. Shade is extremely protective of those he cares for and soon added Runa to his collection. His pesky curse caused some trouble, bastardo Rogue caused lots if trouble, and of course his family interfered with his relationship with Runa the whole time. Loved it.