Not my favourite coupling in the series. I'm glad I didn't read this first when I started the series years ago. I read A Hunger Like No Other as book one, which is the first full-length novel, and loved it. Had I started with this one I may not have continued with the series. I didn't like the fact that he could control her actions at one point. Made me uncomfortable. I would even recommend for others to do the same, and then maybe once you're into the series and have got to know and love the world and characters, you could read this one and the other novella-length one: Untouchable, featuring Murdock Wroth and Daniela, because the two stories overlap in time/scenes anyway.