Conrad Wroth, red-eyed vampire brother of Nikolai, Sebastian, Murdoch, has been caged by his brothers inside a haunted estate. The haunt is a lovely ghost of ballarina Neomi Laress, a famous ballerina from the past, who upon being stabbed in the heart by an ex-fiance became a spirit and her home the spirit anchor forced to live as a spirit unable to leave the estate ground.
Conrad can she and hear Neomi but since he’s a red eye he hallucinates a lot and he brushes her off as such. However, he finds her beautiful and therefore knows it MUST be a hallucination.
His brothers keep him chained up in a room on a bed. Neomi finds herself unable to leave him. A few days later he’s sane enough to take a shower and Neomi accompanies him to the bathroom. Seeing him naked and knowing that he can see and hear her she pursues with a strip tease, out of direct line of site from Conrad so if he wants to see her naked he has to move and acknowledge that he can hear and see her. He does. And he loves the way she looks. She joins him in the shower. They want to touch each other but she’s a ghost so all they feel is electrical charges as they pass through each other.
After that day they continue to talk and get to know each other. They end up having a fight about something or another, oh, he wants her to steal the key to his cuffs, he can’t wait for her to do it so he axes off one of his hands on the evening right before Neomi decided to give him the key. They both end up angry at each other. Conrad traces to his home, leaving Neomi plotting how to become human. She envokes help from Mariketa the Valkerie. It works, she goes to a party that Conrad is at, and he bloods her (his heart starts to beat again).
And they live happliy ever after, and by after I mean a whole lot of crazy stuff. All in all it was an amazing book! Love that Neomi was a ghost and I absolutely loved watching Conrad change from a deranged killer to a protecting man. Finding and blooding his Bride gave him another shot at life and with him he has a big family to help support him.
Can’t wait for the next book by Kresley Dark Desires After Dusk (The Immortals After Dark, Book 5) which releases in just 5 days!