Must Love Demons: A MM Forced Proximity Fantasy Romance Book Cover Must Love Demons: A MM Forced Proximity Fantasy Romance
Magic Emporium
Meghan Maslow
LGBT Action Adventure/Paranormal Romance/Magic
Independently Published
February 18, 2021
310

You’d think being magically tethered to the hottest warden in all Verona wouldn’t be a hardship.

You’d be wrong.

Incubus Nico Azertiran has his dream job as a cherub-in-training. It’s the perfect position for a lust demon who’s more interested in happily-ever-afters than one-night stands. Or it would be, if he didn’t keep screwing it up. When a new cherub gadget misfires, Nico is left trussed to Verona’s most eligible warden, the incredibly grumpy, Sir Flame.

Flambeau Illume has a job to do. Someone’s murdering Verona’s rich and famous, and Sir Flame’s hot on the killer’s trail . . . until he has the misfortune to get magically lassoed to the most infuriating incubus he’s ever had the displeasure to meet. Except, maybe Nico isn’t so terribly awful. But how can he solve his case and keep Nico safe at the same time? Especially when the sweet demon seems to have a bullseye on his back.

Together they need to solve the crime, stay alive, and—if their luck changes—maybe even fall in love. Easy, right?

Must Love Demons is part of the Magic Emporium series. Each book stands alone, but each one features an appearance by Marden’s Magic Emporium, a shop that can appear anywhere, but only once and only when someone’s in dire need. This book contains explicit scenes, a lariat of love, a demon tail with a mind of its own, and a guaranteed HEA.

Reviewed by Melissa Brus

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

Fans of Meghan Maslow know that one of this writer’s strengths is building worlds where magic happens.  This book, in the Magic Emporium collection, is no exception.  The common element of these stories is the appearance of a magic shop where what you need is made available.  

 

The characters are so amazing in this story.  Nico Azertiran doesn’t fit in. He is an incubus who believes in love and desperately wants to be a cupid.  Flambeau Illume is a phoenix in law enforcement who is desperately trying to avoid falling in love.  So of course these two get stuck together- literally.  This story is both full of adventure and some hilarious moments: following these two poor guys who are trying to stay alive, solve crimes, and maintain their distance-all while attached by a wayward spell.  

 

The pacing of the story felt too slow at first.  It took me a while to get into the narrative, but I am really glad I kept going.  The relationship between Nico and Flamey really is worth the effort.

 

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