Jonny Rodriquez ascended to his position as the Black God mere days after learning he was a Natural, a human with supernatural abilities. He gave up all thoughts of a normal life, as well as his humanity, to lead the ongoing struggle between the vampires he commands and the Guardians – the immortals charged with protecting humans.
Six grueling years later, he’s managed to reconcile who he is and what he must do to maintain order and control. However, the old guard in his vamp army resents the changes he’s made as part of a truce with the White God. Jonny’s army splinters in two, and the old guard tries to rekindle the war between vamps and Guardians. Jonny has little time to crush the rebellion before any chance at coexistence with humanity is gone.
When a vigilante disables his ability to track the rogue vamps, he’s forced to confront a face from his past, one he’s never truly forgotten. His first love, Ashley, is everything he doesn’t need in his life. She’s reckless, stubborn, and strong, a Natural whose warrior abilities are unmatched. Worse, she’s the adopted daughter of Xander, the Original Vamp, who Jonny needs on his side to keep the Guardians from attacking until he has his house in order.
With civil war looming, a furious White God at his doorstep and dwindling allies, Jonny can’t humor his lingering feelings for Ashley and walks away – or tries to. When Ashley’s life falls into Jonny’s hands, he’s forced to realize that sometimes, love runs deeper than blood.
Review by Jeanine Walsh Palinkas
What a roller coaster ride this series was! I’m usually NOT okay with series ending…. AT ALL. BUT, this was ended perfectly. The chemistry between all of the characters just sucked me in. I always had a soft spot for Jonny and I’m so glad he was able to find his way!
Yay it’s Jonny’s turn feels like I’ve been waiting an eternity for this book to come out. Jonny is the bad boy out of this series, I mean Xander comes in a close second, but Jonny he literally has no emotions in the beginning of this book, well teasing people is like an emotion right? If that’s the case he has a little bit of emotion, “if I didn’t know better, I’d think you liked being my dinner, Ashley.” His voice was husky and low. He nuzzled the tender skin.” He could be crude and mean and rude at times, “no,” he gave a half smile. “It’s never like this. I’m usually effing my dinner at the same time.” She stared at him. “I usually brainwash them,” he admitted. “They don’t need to suffer on my account.” He’s blunt, and points things out that Ashley probably doesn’t want to realize, “you just effed me like it’s our last day alive. That’s not something someone like you can walk away from.” I’m sad to see this series end as I loved its characters but it’s been a long time coming for Jonny’s book so I’m really happy that he’s finally here.
Lizzy Ford is the author of over forty books written for young adult and adult romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling Rhyn Trilogy, Witchling Series and the War of Gods series. Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring.
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