The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sea Haven novels returns to the circle of the six sisters of the heart, bound by the elements—and to one who possesses the power to inflame the most dangerous passions of all. Flame-haired Lissa Piner is a skilled glass blower whose delicate gift conceals a burning inner strength that can destroy as exquisitely as it can create. Commissioned to design chandeliers for a string of luxury hotels, her remarkable skills have taken her to Italy. But Lissa's real mission there is a secret. For her entire life has been a lie, leading to a chance to avenge a terrible wrong.
Enlisted as her bodyguard is Casmir Prakenskii, a trained assassin living off the grid. In Lissa, he sees a kindred spirit—something unexpected and wicked, mysterious and sensual. But more than desire is about to bring them together: because both of their pasts cry out for revenge. And for two people with this many secrets, this much passion, and this many enemies, someone is bound to get burned.
I have only read the first book in this series and then this one so during parts of the book I felt a little lost but overall I enjoyed how Feehan had these two bad ass characters come together.
Lissa is a glass blower and her work is getting noticed all over the world. She is set to do some special pieces for hotels overseas. Although she is going to miss the women who she lives with this is something she not only needs to do for herself but in the income that she will make will help on their farm. But Lissa is keeping secrets from the ones closest to her but getting revenge on the people who took her family needs to be taken care of before she can return home to the life she has made.
Casmir grew up as an assassin and hasn't seen his brothers in a while. When one of his brothers calls him to enlist the safety of Lissa while she is away he agrees to help. What Casmir didn't expect was to learn that Lissa is his other half nor that she is also an assassin out for justice. While their nights burn hot during the day they team up to get the job done so they can start their lives together but around every turn danger lurks and they can only hope they make it out alive.
I loved how this couple was assassins! I thought it was unique and creative of Feehan to build her characters that way. I really liked these two and how well they connected and understood each other even if that happened in such a short time.
This story had a lot more sex scenes then I was expecting. They were a little on the long side and what I mean by that is pages but they were detailed and didn't come off as meaningless. This couple took their time figuring out what the other person liked and I love how Casmir was so alpha. It made him even hotter!
As story begins to really unfold and the truth behind who murdered her family is revealed I thought Lissa did a great job in holding things in and only let Casmir in on how deep it hurt her and the betrayal that went with it. I never expected that person but I love how Lissa still wanted to finish the job even if it meant killing who she had too.
Is this book worth the read? Absolutely! I couldn't get enough of it and makes me want to start the series from the very beginning. It looks like one book is left if this series and after meeting the next couple I can't wait!!!