Rehvenge, a symphath vampire who gets energy from manipulating others' emotions, is recruited by a group who want to displace vampire king Wrath, a gruff, determined vigilante. Rehvenge is also falling hard for vampire nurse Ehlena, who disdains his affections and focuses on caring for her ailing father. (crapp blurb from both Amazon and B&N).
Ok...how do I put this...LOVE HIM! Rehv is a complex hero who had to teach himself morals, feels guilt for his conception, hides his Sympath side from the world, falls in love with a female he feels he doesn't deserve, and sacrifices all for his family and friends by commiting himself to the Sympath colony.
Ehlena is a nurse who despite all she has tried to do falls for Rehv and saves him from the colony with the help of Xhex and the brotherhood. Ehlena's a great female character but not up to par with Mary, Bella, or Xhex but I do love her all the same because she gets the reason for all of Rehv's lies and knows she has to save him because he won't/can't save himself.
Wrath gets another play in this book and we get to know Payne (who we meet at the end of Lover Enshrined - a.k.a Vishous' twin) and it's nice to visit back into the brother's whose books are over. (hoping this trend continues).
John Matthew and Xhex. He realizes he's in love with her (which DUH we all knew because he started bonding with her after they first met) and Xhex is fighting her attraction and feelings because of her past with Murhder and her being a fellow half-breed Sympath. She pushes him away and he goes "toxic" from the rejection...but when she gets snatched by Lash (a.k.a Omega's son - vamp now half lesser) he resolves to save her even if in the end she doesn't want him.
Lash - is a total psycho. Hate reading his parts in Lover Enshrined and Lover Avenged. SOOOOO going to be bouncing off the walls when he kicks it.
Ok...so yeah, gotta show the love for the man with the amethyst eyes!