This book has a very slow start to it, which I was glad to know ahead of time as it allowed me to alter how I read it. I would read 50 pages then go to a different book, then pick this one back up. For the first 150 pages this was how I read it. While I was glad to stop, there was something about it that when it was time to pick it back up I was glad to do it.
I think the slow start is that the world is being set up. It is the same world that this author's other, Marked series, is set in, yet there seems to be more species that you need to sort out at the start.
I wasn't sure what to think of Adrian when he first pops up. He seems almost cold, even when he first meets Lindsey. He has such a blind focus on her, but as they each get to know each other he really warms up. You can see how there are aspects to his job that he doesn't like and wish were different, like what he had to go through with Helena. You can see too how Lindsey is changing him this time around. She isn't so much Shawdoe, but more Lindsey and really and truly cares for him and what a relationship between them would mean.
Lindsey was fun from the start. Right away she bowled over everyone. They thought she was this harmless human and in a grocery story no less, she shows them that isn't so. I loved that she really thought about the consequences of a relationship with Adrian and didn't want to do anything that could endanger him. Her fledgling relationship with Elijah was also sweet. Both of them needed a friend and were able to be that for each other.
With the way the book ended I have so many questions and I worry that Adrian, Lindsey, and all of them are in even more danger with an enemy within. It will be interesting to see what happens in the next book.