Twice Bitten: Merit
Merit, Chicago’s newest vampire, is learning how to play well with others. Other supernaturals, that is. Shapeshifters from across the country are convening in the Windy City, and as a gesture of peace, Master Vampire Ethan Sullivan has offered their leader a very special bodyguard: Merit. Merit is supposed to protect the Alpha, Gabriel Keene—and to spy for the vamps while she’s at it. Oh, and luckily Ethan’s offering some steamy, one-on-one combat training sessions to help her prepare for the mission. From chloeneill.com
This book is all about vampire and shifter relations. The shifters are convening in Chicago to determine their fates for the coming supernatural war. Over 200 years ago, during the second clearing the shifters retreated to Alaska to let the vampires suffer their own fate and since then there have been many hard feelings between the shifters and the vampires. Merit has no such prejudices, having not been around during the second clearing and having befriended Jeff a shifter that works for her grandfather. So Merit is the perfect person to offer up as a bodyguard during the shifter meetings. Tension run high and betrayals are discovered.
So Merit totally makes up for her douchy behavior from the last book. She acknowledges that she was not acting the best before and wasn’t supportive towards Mallory especially. Merit seems much more balanced in general and has seemed to figure some stuff out and what is important. There are some great scenes with Ethan and Merit, which you are going to LOVE! We see a lot of Gabriel and other shifters and get a lot of insight into the shifter culture; I can get down with the shifter lifestyle: Family, food, friends, and Harleys… This book is highly entertaining with lots of action and love connections! This is my favorite book of the series so far!