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“Gorgeous blond nightclub singer Cara Firon doesn’t look like a monster. But a twisted killer is leaving a trail of bodies in seedy hotel rooms across town and right now, mysterious Cara is detective Todd Brooke’s only suspect. Cara knows it’s foolish to be drawn to a man who thinks she’s a murderer. She is one of the Others, a race of powerful, paranormal creatures who live among humans. Cara’s particular abilities make men putty in her hands – all except the rugged, sexy Detective Brooks.As uneasy trust gives way to mind-blowing desire, Cara and Todd will go head-to-head with a killer whose mission is deeply personal, and who’s determined to serve up revenge that’s hotter than hellfire, and just as deadly.”

This was part of a challenge to read a set of three terrible sounding romance novels. This ended up being the second book I read as part of the challenge. It was one I grabbed as an after thought since I hadn’t read any romance novels about incubi/sucubi, just erotica.

While this story was not a new idea, the main woman was surprisingly detailed. She was more than just a hot body, she was in therapy over her issues of dealing with who she was. She was having issues dealing with the fact that her love could kill and that people often only wanted her until they found out she was a “monster”. This level of depth is not something I am used to finding in a romance novel. However, the male lead was not as in-depth. Instead he was a cardboard cut out hottie: rugged, muscular, and passionate. He almost blindly accepted that the woman he wanted could kill him and he got so insanely jealous of her being near other men that it was scary (what is it with romance novels and perpetuating the idea that jealousy is healthy and shows true love?).

This is a second novel in a series and it shows. Most romance novel series I have read don’t require reading the other books to understand, but this one mildly did. It continued the story of a few other couples as sub plots which was interesting to see and I am really interested in what happened between the other characters. Though I was less hoping that the Todd and Cara got together and more hoping to see more into the world that Eden had created around Cara. What was going on with the guy that owned the club for example? There was so much potential everywhere for spin off series.

The book itself did not hold my attention for very long and Eden’s sex scenes were less steamy than anticipated. I really expected more from a supernatural sex scene since one of the participants is a “sex demon” or at least is called one repeatedly. I am not impressed that the most badass character that is female in this book was one that had to flirt and seduce to survive. I am very disappointed in how women were treated and portrayed in this book.

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2 out of 5 stars. I wouldn’t recommend this book, but only because I expect to forget I ever read it.

You can buy this book here.

~Isaiah

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