Nora Grey finds herself in a graveyard not sure how she go there or why. All she knows is that things are foggy, she's terrified and nothing seems they way it should be. So we learn Nora has been missing for the past three months, yet she has no memory of being gone those months or the two months prior. As if that wasn't enough trauma, she discovers her mother is now dating her mortal enemy's father, Hank Miller. The only thing that seems to calm her down are these dark eyes she sees in her mind. While those dark eyes should be terrifying, they comfort her in a way she can't explain.
Patch (or Jev as he's now known) tries to stick to the oath he swore when he struck his bargain with Hank Miller. He figured with Nora's memories of him gone, she'll be safe and lead a normal human life. But every time he turns around, she seems to be smack dab in the middle of the Nephilim / Archangel mess. When he discovers Hank has gone back on his word to leave Nora alone, he makes the decision to help Nora regain her memories, including those of him. He'd rather have her with him than lose her althogether.
Together Patch and Nora work to stop Hank in his quest to cause an Nephilim uprising against the Archangels, but the cost may be too high as those that Nora love become entangled in Hank's evil plan.
I think this is my favorite of the series. Nora has grown stronger and stands her ground, where before she would have whined. Because of this, I like her more. I wanted her to stand up to her mother, Hank and Patch. She was no longer anyone's stepping stone. In the end, I think it was the strength that led to her and Patch being better partners and strengthening their relationship.
Who doesn't love Patch. He's the ultimate bad boy turned good. While the traces of his badness showed up a lot more in this book, he only brought those out when trying to protect the one thing he loves...Nora. He's tries to be domineering with her when she won't listen to his version of reason, but he does listen to her and he doesn't demand from her like he did in the other two books. You can tell that the time away from Nora made him truly appreciate what he has with her.
Loved the suspense of this one and the all out evilness of Hank. I'm hoping some of that badness will move onto the next book...even if it's without Hank.