by Toni LoTempio
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Description from the amazon:
Raven Grace was a college senior with ambitions of a career in law enforcement when she met the demon Aega, whose bite turned her from mortal to Shapeshifter.
Now a member of the Recovery Organization, Raven keeps the peace between humans and errant Hellhounds, trolls, wizards and the like while trying to track down Aega and bring him to justice. After a particularly dicey encounter one night with a Hellhound, she goes to the aid of a girl who’s been attacked and near death—and is amazed to find Aega’s bite mark on the girl’s arm.
Determined to get to the bottom of this, she revisits the victim’s apartment and there discovers her closet is a portal to a parallel universe, where people she knows lead vastly different lives.
She also gets a glimpse of the Recovery Captain there—a six foot, redheaded Scotsman named Finn McPhee, whose sexy accent and even sexier bod sets her senses aflame.
Seeking answers, Finn takes Raven to the magickal underworld, where an ancient fae informs them the demon’s quest is rooted in Scottish mythology and magick.
As they delve deeper into legend, the truth comes to light—Aega is only a pawn, subservient to another, darker demon… a being who knows the truth about Raven’s heritage, and who orchestrated her return to this parallel universe for the ultimate showdown.
Now, Finn and Raven find their passion for one another must take a backseat to Raven’s battle with a dark force who won’t be satisfied until he’s claimed her soul for his very own…
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I hissed the word. While I'd never actually seen one until now, I'd read enough about them to know they acted mindlessly, and their favorite food of choice was living brains.
-page 241, chapter 21
The parallel alternate universe in this story gives us a double dose of colorful characters that makes this an interesting read all the way to the demon showdown at the end.
The romancing is fun with a bit of banter and light on the schmexy stuff, after all, demon hunting is the priority ;-D
And I like how the title of the book comes into play.
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* review copy courtesy of author
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