Turns out her savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now she’s traded sweating over her thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan “Lord o’ the Manor” Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred- year-old vampire, he has centuries’ worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects her gratitude— and servitude. But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan’s attitude are the least of her concerns. Someone’s still out to get her. Her initiation into Chicago’s nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war—and there will be blood.
When Merit is attacked one evening, she never imagined living through it only to find out she’d been made into a vampire. And not just any vampire! Her maker is none other than the enigmatic Ethan Sullivan, Master of Cadogan House, and one of the most powerful vamps in Chicago. In return for saving her life, Ethan demands loyalty, but independent grad student Merit isn’t quite sure she wants to pledge fealty to this egotistical, handsome, arrogant, handsome, wait, did I say handsome? stranger. She’ll have to make that decision pretty soon, though: either pledge loyalty to Ethan and Cadogan House or become Rogue, which comes with the dubious perks of no protection or affiliation, and being looked down upon by the majority of Chicago vamp society. Then there’s that undeniable, annoying attraction she feels towards Ethan, not to mention her powers are a little bit more than is to be expected of a vampire as newly turned as she is… Merit’s got some thinking to do, and with a killer running loose that just might come back to finish the job on her, time is running out!