Francesca has known for awhile that it will take more than Cade's skill with a sword to defeat the evil. She has no choice but to go to him, to convince him that she can help. The emptiness in his eyes, the pain and loneliness nearly bring her to her knees. Even though she knows she's risking the curse of her people, she cannot keep her distance from Cade. Especially after she tastes his hungry kisses. She's always played it safe in her life, but with Cade, she's prepared to throw caution to the wind in order to have him.