Lothaire comes to find his Bride, a goddess of death, is trapped inside the body of a mortal woman named Elizabeth Pierce. His Bride is most certainly the violent goddess, because there is no way, absolutely no way, nope, that his Bride is a mere mortal. No. Way.
And now he keeps Elizabeth imprisoned until he can find the ring that will rid Elizabeth's body of her soul and let the goddess take over. Because she is definitely his Bride. Not the human.
As he searches, Elizabeth is driving him up the wall. She's smart and never backs down. He finds himself lusting for her. And she calms some of the madness. But it's residual! The way she affects him is because she hosts his Bride. Not because she is his Bride. Never that.
Lothaire, the Enemy of Old, will have his Bride. His Bride is NOT Elizabeth Pierce.
Getting a glimpse of how Lothaire's brain works was a whole lot of fun. He acts selfish, violent, and a bit insane. But once you read this book and get inside his head, you will come to find that Lothaire actually is selfish, violent, and a bit insane. He truly is. He is also sexy as hell.