Emma is a fallen siren, who had been tasked by the gods, with protecting Persephone, the daughter of Demeter. She failed in her role as protector and has since been banished to Earth to atone, by working for the FBI and finding missing people or finding justice for those lost. She has no idea how long she’ll have to wait to return home, but it’s been thousands of years now, and she may never go home, so she’s made her home in California working for the FBI.
This is the second book in the series, and in this one Emma finds out that she is going to be working with Zack, the one man she loves, but can’t. Part of her punishment, includes the fact that she also can’t love, or more importantly be loved in return. She has no idea what the god’s might do, which means Zack is at risk. Even though Zack is a werewolf and plenty strong, she knows he’s no match for a god. So she finds a spell to erase Zack’s memory of their affair. But Zack knows something is missing and can’t figure it out.
In the mean time they’re working on a case involving the kidnapping of young girls. As they get closer to the truth, Emma finds out more than she wanted to know about the vampire she’s been seeing (but doesn’t love), which brings her closer to Zack, once again.
This series is a quick read in that you really don’t want to put it down. You want Zack to remember, but at the same time Kallisto, Emma’s vampire lover, seems to be just as sweet and caring, and he knows what she is and why she can’t love someone, so there are no secrets. Yet, little things start to happen that open Emma’s eyes to this relationship, and it’s an indication that this is not really the ideal situation she once thought. Not to mention Kallisto may have some involvement with the missing girls she’s trying to find.
I really enjoy this series by writing team Jeanne C. Stein and Samantha Sommersby. I haven’t read anything by Samantha Sommersby yet, but I’m a huge fan of the Anna Strong series by Jeanne C. Stein.
So if you enjoyed Stein’s Anna Strong series, you will like this one too. It’s not as edgy, but just as good, however start with the prequel, Captured, and then read the first in the series called, Cursed.
If you’re interested in checking out the Anna Strong series, and I definitely recommend it, start with The Becoming.