Merit, Chicago's newest vampire, is learning how to play well with others. Other supernaturals, that is. Shapeshifters from across the country are convening in the Windy City, and as a gesture of peace, Master vampire Ethan Sullivan has offered their leader a very special bodyguard: Merit. Merit is suppose to protect the Alpha, Gabriel Keene-- and to spy for the vamps while she's at it. Oh, and luckily Ethan's offering some steamy one-on-one combat training sessions to help her prepare for the mission.
Merit must accept the assignment even though she knows that she'll probably regret it. And she's not wrong. Someone is gunning for Gabriel Keene, and Merit soon finds herself in the line of fire. She'll need all the help she can get to track down the would-be-assassin, but everywhere she turns, there are rising tensions between supernaturals--not least between her and a certain centuries-old-green-eyed Master vampire.
Twice Bitten takes a lot of twists and turns and kept me on my toes! I started out this book loving Ethan--middle of the book I was ticked at Ethan--end of the book I found myself softening to Ethan. I don't want to give anything away, but the complex relationship between Merit and Ethan has its ups and downs. Lacey, Ethan's former flame, also makes an appearance to shake up things.
The shifters play a huge role in this book. I really liked getting to know head honcho, Gabriel Keene. Gabriel has a gift for seeing bits of the future. He gives Merit a glimpse a of a startling prophecy that ties her to Gabriel's unborn child. Merit kicks butt in this book, and finds herself in some situations that will test her immortality.
Twice Bitten is an excellent read, and my favorite book in this series so far. Check back in next week for my review of the fourth book in this series, Hard Bitten.