Her mind tells her to run. Her body begs her to stay. Her heart must make the choice.
After months spent eluding the djinn who’s been tracking her, Leila Donovan is cornered. With nowhere left to run, she braces herself to be picked off just like the rest of her companions who survived the Heat, a djinn-inflicted virus meant to wipe out mankind.
Instead, her dark-haired, night-eyed captor bestows a fiery, bone-melting kiss — and whisks her away to an opulent beach house in Malibu.
Unknown to Leila, Malik al-Mazin has been protecting her. From the Heat, from the assassins pursuing its survivors, and, most of all, from the predations of Omar al-Tariq, a sadistic djinn who revels in inflicting pain.
Once Leila comes to accept Malik as her Chosen, she will be safe. But despite their riptide-strong sexual chemistry, easing her into trust will take precious time, especially since she has the unusual ability to resist any attempt to magically influence her mind — a gift that may be her only hope when Malik is tricked into turning his back for one crucial moment….