Hmmmm, Nikolai Wroth.... In his human life he was a warlord, in his Vampire life, he's still a warlord, his life is all about the fight and his loyalty to his king. Until he comes across a crazy redhead, locked in a dungeon. Myst is an immortal, but Nikolai doesn't know what kind. He's never come across anything like her before - because the Valkyrie are a myth in his eyes.
Unfortunately for him, Myst is his bride, awakening something in him that has been dormant for centuries. When she leaves him, she leaves him in excruciating sexual need. Something that he lives with (if you can call it that) for 5 years - until he finds her again.
This was a sweet little story, I actually preferred it to some of the full length IAD books. Was it wrong of Nikolai to use power against Myst, to take away her right to choose (by getting his hands on the chain she wore that could control her), yes of course he was, but he wanted her to understand the pain he'd put her through. Imagine 5 years of constant sexual arousal and not being able to do anything about it - that's harsh. But he never forced himself on her.
There was the standard "How can you love me when I'm a complete shit" moment, the misunderstanding that causes the couple to break up. But nothing was dragged out, which was nice.
Yes, the ending was rather cheesy, with Nikolai willing to face the sun to save her (got a little bit choked up about that) and Myst going batshit crazy to save him.
It was good.