Jacqueline Frank has created an interesting world in this novel. There are various tribes and races, some aggressive, some peaceful. The Sange are a closed group, reviled by others due to rumours of their drinking blood. They all have "pathic" abilities, whether to heal, see someone's past, feel emotions or read minds. The leader of the Sange, Reule, finds a dirty dishevelled woman who has no memory but has clearly suffered great trauma. When he finds her, she whispers "Drink of me" something that really "floats his boat" but she isn't truly concious. He takes her in and tries to help her find out her origins and discovers a deep attraction for her along the way.
This is reported to be a stand-alone novel, but I can't help but feel that it would be better suited as the first novel in a series. The world of the Sange is only briefly introduced and there are lots of interesting characters that only get a small amount of time dedicated to them. Reule has a "Pack" of men that fulfil a range of roles in his court and each of them are interesting enough to warrent their own book. In fact, one of them even seems to have the beginnings of his own book laid out at the end of this one, even going so far as to have a potential mate lined up in the wings.
This book is worth a read if you enjoy paranormal romance. The male characters make interesting reading. The female character, Mystique, is nice enough (although she seems strangely unconcerned about her past life most of the time)and their relationship feels genuine. The reason for the 3 stars is the fact that the book feels very introductory, rather than fully fleshed out plus the fact that there is rather more cheesy dialogue than I am usually willing to put up with in this genre.