This is book 2 in the Brotherhood of Blood series. I have not read the first book in the series, but starting with this book did not make me feel behind like I was missing part of the story. I think this is going to be a very good series to continue reading. The story is well told and the characters of Bishop & Markia develop nicely. Bishop definitely endears himself to the reader. Bishop has been a vampire for 700 years and though he wishes nothing more than to live his life in peace, getting humans to believe that vampires are not monsters is a difficult task, and vampire hunters like The Reaper make it even more difficult.Believing that a vampire killed her mother, Irina leads a band of vigilantes, determined to rid the world of these monsters. What no one knows is that Irina herself is half–vampire. Determined to deny that side of her, Irina captures Bishop, believing he can lead her to the vampire responsible for her mother's death. But over the course of Bishop's captivity, secrets about Irina's past are revealed and she soon learns that what she has always believed to be true is anything but. Now Irina and Bishop are in a race against time as they fight for their lives––and their love.