To a casual passerby, it's just a small country bar in the middle of nowhere. To a vampire in the know, it's the most popular hangout in the entire state of Texas. To Serena Darville, though, Ruby Red is the last hope for an answer to all her deadly troubles.
Walking into the bar to retrieve the bracelet she needs to save her father's skin -- and her own -- is the most dangerous thing she's ever done. She doesn't need or want a vampire's help. Not even if that vampire is peacemaker Max Markow, there at Ruby Red with his own grudge to settle.
When an unexpected bar fight gets them locked away in a cellar to die, Serena and Max are forced to work together in order to escape. In such cramped quarters, passions flare. All they have is each other, but only time will tell if that's enough to survive.