Caitriona Hayden did not get the memo that women are expected, in 22nd sovereign America, to be seen and not heard. But being "seen" is the least of 21 year old Cait, as she struggles to make her way in the world after her powerful uncle passes away. Someone's trying to kill her. Theo Pendragon is ordained to guard and protect Cait when he claims her as his ward. Theo, a dragon, finds more than he expects as Cait's presence ignites in him the flames of passion for the first time. Theo is not alone in his desire for Cait. He has to learn to fight for what he wants, even at the risk of losing a beloved friend. Theo's best friend, Dante, is powerful demigod. Instead of indulging his desires, Dante has spent centuries in intellectual pursuit. Cait arouses an undeniable attracting that changes everything. Still, there are others with vested interest in Cait's future. America's King Corrin is an ancient vampire who sees no point to the frivolity of love. He knows, though, that his reputation would improve with a proper queen by his side. More importantly, marrying Cait could be vital to his survival. Cait is forced by love, desire, and need into an impossible situation with dire consequences. Cait's mind was on studying for college exams, but now she is fighting for a future she never even knew she wanted with a man she never imagined she could love. A secret she has yet to uncover holds the key to her future.