Half-demon Taeg is desperate to free his pregnant sister-in-law, who is spellbound to an indestructible book that will create an army of the undead. He is convinced that an ancient sword can destroy the book and the spell forever, but this relic has been hidden for a millennia by a powerful glamour. The clock begins to run out on his search when an old rival goes after the book and Taeg’s family in his quest for revenge.
Librarian Maya Flores has a secret: she’s immune to magic and is well aware of the supernatural beings prowling the streets of New York City. Haunted by a brutal demon attack that took her family, she is on a one-woman mission to destroy the evil demons who did it—and any others who get in her way.
Maya is Taeg’s best hope for uncovering the sword.
Unfortunately, she wants nothing more than to kill him. As he fights for her trust and to save his family, she is forced to face the truth that not all demons are evil. And the worst part? She might be falling in love with one, too.My Review:
I read the first book in this series, Blood of the Demon, (review linked) but that was quite some time ago. So, I forgot most of what had happened. Luckily for me the book was written in a way that I wouldn't have had to read the first book to understand this world (although that never stopped me before... LOL). However, toward the end of the book, some of the things came back to me. Still, I would call this one a standalone, but you will probably want to go back to read that first book.
I did like both the main characters Maya and Taeg. However, a good portion of the book was dedicated to both Maya and Taeg wanting to get together and yet pushing each other away. I know that a lot of people like this kind of tension, but after a bit... for me, it got old. Even after saying that, I have to admit that there needed to be quite a bit of that or I wouldn't have bought her trusting him at all. It's a hard balance to create. I also thought that she trusted him too early in the game. Even so, in the end her trust didn't feel false. I know, I do sound a bit conflicted with this book but that's not always a bad thing. :) It kept my curiosity going.
In the end I give this book 3 stars. I find myself really liking the world here and I really liked the characters including the secondary characters. I'm guessing all the brothers will get a book and I'll happily read them all. I recommend this series to PNR fans.
I received this eARC from the publisher and no compensation for my review was given.
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About the author:
I’m currently working on the Demons of Infernum series, a series of paranormal romance novels featuring four sexy half-demon brothers and their reluctant heroines.
When not writing, I enjoy spending time with my husband and son in our home state of Florida, as well as searching out things that go bump in the night. I still haven’t found any, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
If I ever do find evidence of the supernatural, it remains to be seen whether I’ll jump around in excitement, or run screaming in terror (but I’m betting on the latter)!
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