Third in the Dark Promises seriesRevenge. It's been Royce's driving force for months, since Merida walked out on him without even saying goodbye.When a friend presents Royce with the perfect opportunity to settle the score - in the form of evil stalking a small New England town - he thinks it's fate. Drawing Merida to Vermont is easy, but keeping his hands off her when she gets there proves to be more than he can handle. The possibilities are endless - until the same evil they've been stalking decides to stalk Merida back.Escape. It's been Merida's plan all along, ever since she ran out on Royce after their last encounter and their battle with evil.When Merida takes the call from Royce, asking for her help in solving the paranormal problem in Caswell, Vermont, she hopes this is what she needs to get him out of her thoughts and dreams. She has been on the run, not only from her overbearing boss and from the passion she still feels for Royce, but from the destiny she dreads. One that would change her life forever.Neither counts on fate or destiny getting in the way of their plans.