I adore this series, this is a novella after the first and before the second. It takes place approximately 6 months after the first book. I would highly recommend reading the 1st book before attempting this book.
Esme is sweet and a mother figure for the household but there is one thing she wants for herself and that is Rip. She has thought that she has given all the right hints to Rip to let him know she wants him for hers but Rip never catches on thinking she is too good for him. There are some bumps along the way but these two strong individuals find their way eventually. There is plenty of action with the Slasher gang and sexual tension between Rip and Esme to keep you very entertained through the whole book!