After seeing his comrades deal with the mortal women they were tied to, Drake vowed that it wouldn’t happen to him. He would honour his vow made to the goddess of war, Agrona, but that was it. There was no way he was going to allow a woman to tie him up in knots. When Finn’s woman, Ali, locates the third Fragment, Drake makes it clear that he would find the woman and bring her back—that was it. But when he lays eyes on her, his resolve is shaken to its core. But his life, what he was, allowed no room for happily ever after. Even if he dared entertained such a notion, the moment his secret was discovered, no woman in her right mind would want to take him on.
Keely James was odd. And she was quite fine with it, thank you very much. She had her house, a job she loved and an affinity with all living things—especially animals. But something was coming, she could feel it. However, she didn’t expect it to be a warrior with a gruff disposition, foul vocabulary, and the ability to set her insides on fire. Behind the angry defences, Keely saw the man Drake desperately tried to hide. He thought he was undeserving of love. It would take everything she had to show him that he was. In the meantime, she would discover that she was part of an army expected to save the world from the Darkness; battling a dark lord and demons in order to do so.