What girl doesn’t like a bad boy? Sure, this one might also be a demon overlord of the Western Hemisphere, but still! So much sizzle!!
What’s it About?
Keeping a lid on all the paranormal beings inhabiting Washington D.C. is a daunting job. Bruce, a six hundred year old demon and the Territory Overlord of the Western Hemisphere, keeps his finger on the pulse of DC’s power players through the activities at his highly successful Wycked Hair Salon. His movie star good looks and body builder physique keeps his dance card full and the rumor mills running. Within these walls, his anonymity is safe, mostly.
Bruce’s world spins out of control when Angelique, a pint size, gorgeous witch, with an attitude breezes through the doors of his salon. She is the younger sister of Tristian, Bruce’s long time trusted enforcer, whose professional skills are second to none. Tristian is furious at the relationship between Bruce and Angelique, a dangerous situation. The undeniable attraction between demon and witch promises to tear apart both their professional and personal worlds.
These two have an immediate connection, but whereas Bruce initially senses a need to back off, Angie is more than willing to have a little fun by teasing the demon with her womanly wiles. Sure you wanna go there chica? Oh how the tables turn drastically when he finally gets her back to his country state and into his hot tub. Now she’s the one trying to cool his jets. After quite a bit of back and forth on when and where they should finally consummate their relationship, they eventually come together as mates. Think of the sexual tension waiting to be released!
Blood is Thicker than Water
You’ve gotta love the witty sexual banter going on between Angie and Bruce for most of the novel. However, another large portion of the book deals with these two trying to keep their relationship a secret from her brother, Tristian, who wouldn’t approve of his baby sister shacking up with a demon. Honestly, I can’t really say I fully understood this crucial part of the story.
Demons aren’t exactly well liked in this world of magic, but Bruce is the boss of Angie’s brother, and for the most part they appear to be friends. I could maybe see Tristian getting upset over the fact that they keep things a secret for so long, or that his little sister now has an increased likelihood of having her life put in danger by associating with a demon. But after discovering the truth of their relationship Tristian tries to kill Bruce by shooting him with poisoned arrows. Dude, chill! Maybe take the guy out for a beer and discuss your reservations. Don’t try and kill a demon overlord! Things probably won’t end well for you!
In addition to all the romance and hot tub lovin’ going on in this novel, there’s also an interesting story of revenge taking place between Bruce, Tristian, and another demon. I do wish we would have been introduced to this dramatic element a bit earlier on in the book though. Basically, there are some quiet murmurings of evil goings-on behind the scenes, and it isn’t until about the last 10% of the novel that this story really comes to the forefront. It’s definitely an interesting and suspenseful part of the book, but I think I would have liked a bit more back story instead of having everything rush together at the end for an exciting conclusion.
*A copy of this book was provided for an honest review*
Series: I assume so? There are a lot of lovable characters presented in this book, and I would definitely read future novels that focus on their own stories.
Should you read it? I think a better incorporation of the dramatic element of the story could have benefited to the overall flow of the novel, but overall it’s an interesting paranormal romance with some great characters.
Smut Level: This demon likes to wear skimpy bathing suits, and rarely wears underwear. He also seems to have an endless supply of hot chocolate on hand during stressful situations. Sign me up!
Get it on Amazon: Click Here. $5.99 Kindle Price. The Wild Rose Press, Inc. 316 Pages.