The sixth installment in the Scanguards Vampires series is an enjoyable story, though not Folsom's best. The writing is the high quality you've come to expect, but the execution of the plot remains disappointingly weak. There are two overarching conflicts: 1) The villain's priceless possession is stolen. How it is stolen and the stakes regarding its value aren't clear. What happens if this treasure is returned or handed over to someone else? If Rose destroys it, the villain would kill her. Wouldn't that be the heroic thing for her to do? We're told the treasure's owner holds almighty supremacy, but what does that even mean? The stakes are never fleshed out, and without these details to add tension and doubt to the outcome, the characters are unable to grow and change. 2) The crucial secret Rose is keeping from Quinn about his sire is based on miscommunication. This is contrived drama. Why doesn't Rose simply open her mouth and ask the right questions? If she were witty, she could glean the answers without giving her intent away. Instead, she jumps to conclusions and avoids confrontation and communication (for two-hundred years!)--an automatic turn-off for this reader.That said, the H/h share a sweet Gothic history that begins in the eighteen-hundreds and ends bitterly. When they reunite in present day, their relationship has lost none of its charm, and their libidos are no longer bridled, which makes for some hawt and sexy scenes.