I just want to stop and take a moment to love everything that Kelley Armstrong has written that I have read so far. She is the goddess of writing.
So Hope was introduced in the previous book. She is a half demon (father being Lucifer) who takes pleasure in chaotic thoughts and acts. She knows when you are about to pull the trigger, and she probably won’t stop you because it is just such a high for her.
Anyway, she has a fling with Karl, who was actually introduced in the very first book. He is now apart of the American Pack, even though he won’t be coming to the cook outs like the rest of them. He basically joined so he could have legitimate territory. Oh, and he’s a jewel thief.
What’s different about this book is that it isn’t just told in Hope’s perspective like the earlier books, but also in Lucas Cortez’s (who was introduced in book three). The main reason here is because his relationship with his father Benicio Cortez changes a lot in this book. I actually think this book is more Lucas’ than Hope’s.
The major plot is this: Benicio employs Hope to settle a debt she and Karl have with him. He wants her to go undercover with a gang made up of Cabal kids rebelling against their parents basically. He wants to make sure they aren’t actually going to do anything stupid or hurt anyone or themselves, so he wants her to go undercover.
Obviously things go absolutely nuts. A guy Hope has a fling with goes missing, people in the gang start being murdered, Lucas’ half brothers get really aggressive really quickly.. it goes bonkers.
I will say that this is not one of my favorite Armstrong books. I liked getting to know Karl more and I like his relationship with Hope. I think really I just miss some of the old characters. It is written just as well and you can tell she put just as much work into it.
I tip my hat to you Kelley Armstrong, and the fact you always leave me wanting to read more. I’ll be so sad when I read the last book in this series.