Miranda has crushed on Tey forever. Demon biology, great timing, and a scarcity of female demons conspire to make mating with the irresistible earth demon a sure thing. Saving Tey’s life makes her dreams come true, almost. If he loved her back she’d be thrilled, but he doesn’t even like her.
Warning: This story contains a desperate Dom, a hot-tempered sub bound together by passion and biology and love. There’s bondage, verbal sparring, and lots of inhuman sex.
Author: Evanne Lorraine
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Warriors' Woman, Warrior's Wife, Simply Irresistible, COLIN
Published by Self Source: Author
Published: 4 February 2014
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Paranormal Romance
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A first for me in reading this author, and although this was the second in the series I didn’t have any trouble following the story or plot trajectory. Evanne Lorraine managed to present and build the world with information that was needed, and yet it didn’t feel as if she was dumping the information in large chunks, it all flowed with the story and pieces were filled in as they became necessary for flow.
Miranda is part-demon and the personal assistant to Duec, the owner of the BDSM club that is staffed and caters to Demons, hunters and others. Although her personal tendency is to submission, she isn’t enjoying that side of her personality. Yet.
Tey is one of the hunters who works for Duec. He is at the point in his life where he will become demon if he doesn’t find his mate, and Duec is the designated matchmaker: he sees the connection between Tey and Miranda even before they notice it.
Duec is an interesting character, with little bits of his personality dropping to build a rather fierce being behind the clever physical descriptions. And, with his reputation, crossing him is not something that either Miranda or Tey is willing to do. Almost from their first interaction the sparks are flying between the two, and you just know that the sexual scenes will be steamy.
Tey is, of course, a Dom, yet he is one of those emo-tragedian men: wounded and guilty he doesn’t believe that a mating is in his cards, and does nearly everything BUT walk away to avoid the possibility. But, Miranda’s submission is deliciously developed and detailed: in fact all of the sex scenes are uniquely phrased, timed and detailed with specific phrasing to give readers a visceral sense of the words on the page.
Additionally, small teaching scenes in BDSM step out of the norm in the genre, giving readers who are unfamiliar a sense of the restraint, release and knowledge necessary to venture past ‘playing with’ the idea of submission and domination, a necessary inclusion if the increased numbers of casualty visitors blamed to other novels in the BDSM genre are to be believed.
I really enjoyed most of the book: most. Tey as alpha dom with the Byronic whingy edge was trying, after the fourth refrain I wanted to reach in and shake him, and am rather surprised that Miranda didn’t. If you can ignore the overly needy side that he presents more often than one would want in a Dom, and focus on the truly unique and evocative sexual scenes and the lovely world building, with secondary characters that are intriguing and make you want to know more, this is the book for you!