Darkly erotic. Supremely powerful.
Haley Hawthorne is a witch. She shuns her paranormal gifts, instead escaping into a mundane, reclusive life as an accountant for her Uncle Eli’s firm. Five years earlier, Haley was kidnapped by Raden, brother of Lucifer, and held captive as his personal sex slave. She escaped but still bears the scars, both physical and emotional. Now she’s turned away from both magic and sex, and she’s certain nothing will ever bring those lost things back into her life…
Damian, son to Lucifer, has renounced his right to the throne of Hell and has become a soldier for Adversus, hunting evil supernatural creatures on Earth. Unfortunately, he’s powerless to witches, and this witch can read his mind. He can’t decide what is more dangerous—the irresistible attraction he feels for her, or the intoxicating peace she gives him. One thing is certain, they both share a tortured past.
After Damian rescues her from an attack by monstrous djinn, Haley discovers the dangerously seductive soldier has secrets of his own. One of them is the collection of whips, ropes, handcuffs, and a leather riding crop he keeps locked away, though he refuses to show her his “Master” side. But when her trust in him grows, she finds herself increasingly intrigued by all the kinky things he’s hiding. But Damian has been given a new mission to kill a monster. A monster that turns out to be her uncle…
This was a really good paranormal read for me. Granted it didn’t draw me in completely and leave me hanging for more, but I did still enjoy it.
Damian and Haley were really good characters, and they were a great balance between the two of them. I do have to say that even with everything Haley had been through the strength that she portrays was just awesome. And the courage that she shows was great. While yes, at times you could tell that she was scared and upset, that was to be excepted.
There’s a lot that happens in this book and it did keep me reading further into the book. I do have to say that you do have to pay attention to this book or you could get confused about what is happening.
Overall, I would say that I will be keeping an eye out for the second book in this series.