Ellie despises everything about being a Housed vampire and rebels against the hierarchy and her father every chance she gets. She’s tired of the constant lies, never knowing who to trust, and her father trying to mold her into something she’s not. All she wants is to be rid of her father, his expectations, and to be with Kade.
Kade knew he should end things with Ellie. He’d be leaving for the BloodGuard soon and if her father ever found out about their relationship he’d demand blood retribution, if not worse. But Ellie was all he could think about and even though he hated having to sneak around to be with her, he lived for those stolen moments.
When Ellie’s father announces his plans for her arranged marriage, she knows it’s time to do the one thing Kade always begged her not to . . . run from the House and never look back.
With her decision made, Ellie sets out to find Kade and convince him to join her. What she discovers instead is a betrayal she never imagined possible and makes her question if her relationship with Kade was ever real.