Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: June 2011
Mass Market Paperback
Urban Paranormal Romance
Reviewed by Pam
Obtained by publisher
Demon assassin Iskander has been betrayed, so never allows himself to get close to anyone, well other than the women he has carnal pleasure with.
When a powerful Mage attacks the flat he rents out, and his beautiful tenant is almost killed, he protects her. The Mage isn’t working on his own and the more they resist, the angrier he becomes. Iskander is enjoying having his own cook, but insists on doing the dishes, but doesn’t like having his home under attack, so calls on the local vampire over-lord to get back-up.
Paisley Nichols has a love of baking and is becoming adept at taking care of herself. She owns a bakery in town that is actually working out well. When her flat and all her things in it are turned to dust, Paisley is devastated.
But having a mad mage threatening and pursuing her, she reluctantly puts her life into a demons care.
This tale with a difference hooked me with its unusual characters, and the many rules and regulations those with magic have to adhere to. But some don’t abide by the rules so Paisley is relieved her landlord has taken her in. Paisley is an interesting character with a positive outlook. The crazy mage brings along his minions, he has also put out hits on her, but they all seem to forget she’s got a demon on her side. There are a lot of secondary characters in this book, with witches, mages, assassins and vampires, so it’s never boring. The sex scenes are very hot, so perhaps go look for a demon lover as the one in the story seems to be very satisfactory. The vampire Nikodemus has rules so they couldn’t attack Rasmus the mage or his minions. This made the story tense but the mix of super-naturals made it interesting.
If you enjoy paranormal tales I recommend reading this book, which has a bit of everything.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.