Luke's sister, Cynthia, and Giselle's brother, Bryce, have both run off. Cynthia has dropped out of college and wants to be a showgirl at the family's casino. Bryce is shirking his responsibilities as the future alpha of the werewolf pack. Luke and Giselle team up to look for their siblings.
What struck me about this book was how absolutely unnecessary the werewolf aspects were. Obviously somebody has to be a werewolf in order for the book to be in this series, but most of the plot has absolutely nothing to do with the secret of Giselle's species. All it does is provide a little additional justification for Giselle's reluctance to continue the relationship after she goes home, but distaste for long distance relationships and a belief that Luke wouldn't want to leave Vegas would have been just as reasonable considering how easily she ultimately gives up her stance against werewolf/human mating. The werewolf playground under a bar has no role apart from providing a pretty setting. And Luke and Giselle have very little reason to be believable as soul mates apart from sex so good and states of arousal so constant that it must be A Sign. At least nobody thought about having "had a great sexual experience"?
I was particularly disappointed because I really wanted to love this book when I realized that Giselle was the werewolf and Luke was the human. All of the other stories in the series either featured male werewolves with human women or couples that were both werewolves, and I thought it would be a wonderful subversion of the stereotypical alpha male werewolf dynamic for the heroine to be the dominant wolf-type. VLT hinted in this direction a bit with the short story "A Werewolf in Greenwich Village," in which both protagonists were werewolves but the heroine eventually challenged her brother for the alpha-ship of the pack and the hero was more of the supportive beta-wolf type, but I was hoping to see it explored more in a full length book and with a "mixed" couple. Sadly, this wasn't to be either, since Luke in spite of being human showed as many alpha stereotypes as was possible without descending into total alph-hole status.
Let's just say this was one I was happy I borrowed from the library, because I won't be needing my own copy.
Overall Grade: C