The excitement that surges through Nikolas Drake whenever he hears Brianna’s voice or feels her touch has become a vicious and cruel form of suffering that he cannot escape. His body is constantly on fire, burning up with a volatile combination of love and lust, but he refuses to embrace their union.
As soon as the temptation becomes too much he sends her away to protect her from the darkness that taints his soul. Problem solved, right? Nope. Not at all. He has just forced her to face a crueler fate. He feels her life slipping away, but he cannot find her.