Demon of Mine by Rayna Vause – Romance>LGBTQ>Gay
Climbing the corporate ladder can be hell….
As a collections demon, Zavier grants his “clients” one wish in exchange for their souls. His job sucks, but once you make a deal with Corporate South, they own you. The trouble is, Zavier’s not a very good collections demon, with his tendencies to spurn authority and find loopholes to help deserving clients out of their contracts. He’s under scrutiny from the head of his department, who would quite literally like to see him burn. He just needs to close a simple deal to get upper management off his back. Instead, he meets Ryan.
Ryan is desperately searching for a way to save his dying sister. He doesn’t believe in magic and demons, but he’s out of options. Zavier’s not what he expects in a demon, and even more unexpected is the strong sense of familiarity—very intimate familiarity.
While trying to free Ryan from his contract, Zavier discovers secrets unscrupulous even by South standards. Exposing them could cost Zavier everything, but it might be Ryan’s only hope.
Demon of Mine by Rayna Vause is hard to rate because it’s not my kind of book. 3 1/2 hearts if you are just looking for a romance but if you’re looking for a paranormal romance then 1 heart.
It’s about Ryan and Zavier, with Maggie and Adrian along as secondary characters. It’s written cleanly and is easy to read, but it’s barely paranormal. This could just as easily have been tweeked into barely Sci fi or just plain regular romance. I did like the twist in how they teleport.
Ryan and Zavier are lovers who are separated, then come together again and have to fight to get back together and then stay together. There is some humor, sadness, and a few mysterious twists. Some twists are not explained.
Just a personal thing, I hate the term ‘baby’. Wish writers would stop using it, especially when the characters finally admit they want to get together and do. I also could have done with a different worded ‘licked’ this or that.
This could have used some backstory on Zavier and his job, as well as Serena and Adrian to make things clearer. Some more information on North and South would have been nice. It felt like there might have been a prequel to this book, but it reads easy enough to be stand alone. That really depends on how much information you feel you want about North & South and how the relationships between the characters came to be.