R-read this recently and just like the first time I was pleasantly surprised. This book has a very strong flavor to it of the deep south. With cajun characters, biker/gypsyies and even a high brow british wizard this could come of as over done but it didn't. Obviously a first book of a series, it leaves you searching for the next book to see just how Kallie Riviere is going to survive the next person out to kill her. The family secrets flow in this tale of lust, magic and revenge. Well worth reading on a hot and steamy afternoon with a tall glass of ice cold sweet tea.