I think some people may have issues with that.
No, the book is a self-contained episode in a wider story.
Sexual mores in this world are alot more liberated than in our own.
I summarised the world of the Blood Alliance in my review for book one, Chastely Bitten, and I honestly don't think I can describe it better than I did there so I'm going to repeat myself...
The Blood Alliance is an alliance between Vampires and Lycans.
The surviving humans were bred and trained for various purposes but they are property, animals, to be handled and treated however the 'superior races' wish. Human history was re-written. Humans no longer remember they were once the dominant species, that they used to live free and have choices and therefore accept their fates like sheep.
The dynamics with Kylan already having a blood virgin (a human with a rare and addicting blood type whose purpose is to fulfill the needs of the master, both blood and sex) was super interesting. Kylan prefers females but loves his blood virgin - Mikhail. It's not romantic but it's not exactly platonic either. With a harem, the dynamic would be fine but with just one consort aka Rae?
Well, it's interesting... And hot.
I won't talk about how it plays out - as that'd be a spoiler - but it didn't go the way I thought it would.
In fact, the entire ending didn't go as I thought it would and I loved it!
(It was much better, fyi.)
The book took me through a wide range of emotions, not all of them fun, but I seriously loved it. I couldn't stop reading it once I started. I wanted more.
It was great to see characters from book one appearing in this one and it was awesome seeing how Kylan is going to link into the overarching story of rebellion. I assume from the blurb of the next book we'll probably see Kylan and Rae make an appearance but I want more than just an appearance!
Anyway, I'm hooked.
Next book please!
It caputres Kylan and Rae beautifully and is the reason I requested to be on the blog tour for the book if I'm honest! The interesting blurb was secondary, lol.