From USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Hefner Etherya's Earth #3 An antihero struggles to reform as he battles desire for the woman he can never have... Arderin, princess of the illustrious Vampyre kingdom, has always marched to the beat of her own drum. Motivated by a calling to heal others, frustration consumes her since her brother, King Sathan, doesn't understand her desire to study medicine in the human world. Moreover, the son of the Dark Lord Crimeous now inhabits their compound, armed with his sharp tongue and dark nature. Darkrip has been enthralled by Arderin since the night he knocked her unconscious and sent her down the river, prompting the end of the War of the Species. Never has he met a woman more beautiful and passionate. Frustrated by her dramatics and consumed by desire for her, he vows to stay away. For the son of Crimeous, with his malevolent blood, could never have children or a normal life. When Crimeous threatens both their lives, forcing them into a shared captivity, they do everything possible to escape and survive. As their connection grows, so does their attraction. Together, they forge ahead in the conflict against the Dark Lord, determined to deny temptation. But the Universe is fickle and can muddle with even the best intentions... **The Etherya's Earth fantasy romance series is best read in order although each book does have its own featured hero/heroine and HEA. Content information can be found on the author's website.