Review: Horn Gate (Scratch #1) by Damon Suede

December 28, 2013 Review 0

Review: Horn Gate (Scratch #1) by Damon Suede

Librarian Isaac Stein spends his lumpy, lonely days restoring forgotten books, until the night he steals an invitation to a scandalous club steeped in sin. Descending into its bowels, he accidentally discovers Scratch, a wounded demon who feeds on lust.

Consorting with a mortal is a bad idea, but Scratch can't resist the man who knows how to open the portal that will free him and his kind. After centuries of possessing mortals, he finds himself longing to surrender.

To be together, Isaac and Scratch must flirt with damnation and escape an inhuman trafficking ring—and they have to open their hearts or they will never unlock the Horn Gate.

Title: Horn Gate
Author: Damon Suede
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Bad Idea, Pent Up
Series: Scratch
Published by Dreamspinner Press
Source: Purchased for Self
Published: May 6, 2013
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 75
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Stars: three-stars
Flames: one-flame

Isaac is a below average looking guy trying to justify his pilfered present to himself for his birthday. He’s not too happy that his coworkers forgot about him. His self-esteem is low. He’s just existing. He needs to fun that is sure to be had at this invite only sex lounge. One drink and some random wanderings later Isaac finds himself in front of what can only be a fallen angel, Scratch not an angel.

This all seems so interesting until the story gets moving. Most of this tale revolves around Isaac and his job. The current project coincides with Scratch. I felt like to draw some mystery I was kept in the dark on much of what was going on with Scratch. The being kept in the dark feeling never went away. I felt like I should have known more about what was going on outside of the texts that Isaac was researching.

After noticing that Horn Gate is the first book in a series I’m almost okay with the ending. I wouldn’t call the ending a cliffhanger. This book ends with things wrapped up just fine but still leaves readers wanting more. As for the wanting more… There was plenty I wanted more of.

I would have loved some more romance. I am a smut junkie. I love my smutty good reads. Isaac and Scratch have the possibilities for there to be some romance, but the pages of this paranormal read were missing all the sexy action.

Riptide Publishing

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