I enjoyed Bastien when we first met him, as Mercy’s brother, so I was happy to have his book. I hope this means that we’ll also later have Sage and Grey’s stories as well. Kirby was a good character but I felt that she lacked the depth that we normally see in a Nalini Singh character, even ones in a novella. I liked their story and their romance, though it was fast and insta-love as is common among the Changelings.
Bastien Smith is frustrated. A changeling male should be able to track his mate anywhere—through fire and hail, snow and rain. But he keeps finding and losing her scent in the city streets, ever since he first became aware of it two weeks earlier, when the elusive fragrance awakened the leopard within him…
Then Bastien is suddenly confronted with his prey. Kirby is an all-too-human woman who wants Bastien just as much as he wants her. But he can’t deny what his body and senses are telling him: there is a raging chaos inside of Kirby that he doesn’t understand, secrets that whisper awake at midnight and cause her terrible pain. If they’re to have any chance of forever, then he must solve the mystery that is Kirby.
Published by Berkley on August 2, 2016