Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Asmodeus (Asme) is one of the Royal Seven is the Demon of Lust and King of Demons. He does his job every day marking those that are evil and returning home to his abandoned loft containing just a bed and his pet dragon, Zayit. When not marking those who prove they are evil he rides Zayit and then just stays curled up in his bed. While the other’s of the Royal Seven are still thrilled with what they do, Asme is beginning to feel empty.
Asme fell when he fell in love with a human girl and killed the seven men she was to marry one after another. In time he realized that what he felt for her was lust and that is now what he is the Demon of Lust. Everyday he loses more feathers from his wings he is either ill or it is caused by his lack of desire for his job. Heaven believes that demons serve a purpose they weed out the bad from the good and losing his feathers would endanger his position.
One day Jophiel, Beauty of God shows up at his loft, her job is to return Asme to Heaven to be healed and she is ready, willing and able to fight him if necessary. Unfortunately demons do not play fair and he uses his gift of lust on her making her hungry for his attention. Losing the fight with him she takes herself to an island and calls for help to heal only how she will heal her feathers which are now a shade of grey because she gave in to her lust.
Asme uses his gift against her time and again until she knows that she can never return home but that doesn’t stop her from doing her job, returning Asme to Heaven for healing. Asme is convinced that the only thing that will happen if he returns is his death or torture. I don’t want to go into too much about what happens between Asme and Jophiel and whether an angel can redeem a demon.
The book is about an angel and a demon but someone is looking to take over as King of Demons and Jophiel is in the line of fire. I truly loved this story since it proved that anyone demon or human can change if they desire too.