For Bianca Schumann, a Former Tender and esteemed mediator in vampire society, straddling the human and vampire worlds has become infinitely more complicated as the two worlds prepare for battle. When she finds herself the target of Species Purifiers, she enlists the help of Jagger Kaius to exact revenge on the humans responsible for the destruction of her home.
Jagger, bearing the cursed markings of his recent imprisonment, understands Bianca’s desire for vengeance. But the longer he works alongside her, the more intrigued and confused he becomes by the cracks he sees in her practiced perfection. Burned by love in the past, he clings tightly to the Tender-Vampire dance, one of clear rules and expectations.
Will Jagger be able to break through Bianca’s Tender training and the walls around his heart, or will he step away as she chooses her side in the impending species war?