Awakened by a Demoness
(Eternal Mates Series #10)
Read: 19th June 2016
My Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars
…So what’s this book about?
Awakened by a Demoness is a passionate, action packed paranormal romance story with a very humorous streak. It is classed as a novella (approx 45,000 words) within Felicity Heaton’s Eternal Mates series.
As with most of Ms Heaton’s work, this book contains material of a sexual nature and some graphic violence and as such is only suitable for adults.
The official blurb says
Asteria of the Second Legion of demons has messed up. Royally. With a capital everything.
Certain that her dark lord is about to end her in the most painful way imaginable, she’s stunned when the fallen angel offers her an uncharacteristic shot at redemption—and determined not to fail him again. With her life on the line, she sets out on a mission that sounds easy but proves to be far from it when a hot slice of angelic eye candy comes storming into her life, stirring dangerous desires and tempting her more than any male before him.
Fifth Commander of the Echelon, the highest order of angels in Heaven and those responsible for hunting demons, he will allow nothing to stand in the way of fulfilling the mission he began close to a century ago so he can finally return to his home. On the verge of securing the half-breed he has been hunting, he can almost taste victory—until a sassy demoness struts into his life, awakening wicked needs and forbidden hungers that will test him to his limit.
When their mission brings them on a collision course, can they fight the fierce heat of the passion that blazes between them to claim a victory for their side or will it burn their resistance to ashes and set their hearts on fire with a love both forbidden and eternal?
Awakened by a Demoness is the tenth book of the series but don’t worry; it can be read as a standalone story as it doesn’t feature any lead characters from her previous Eternal Mates books.
…so, what did I like about it?
As my regular followers will already know, I am a big fan of Ms Heaton’s Eternal Mates Series and love her writing style! This novella is no exception.
I enjoy the way she mixes fantasy and reality; her characters are never black or white, good or evil but a complex mix of positive and negative traits and emotions which they either have to embrace or overcome; Rey and Asteria are the perfect examples of this. Rey, an Angel, is light personified? Asteria, a Demoness, the epitome of darkness?
I have already mentioned in previous reviews how I love the way Ms Heaton makes the most explicit sexual scenes very romantic – I think she’s a very talented writer because, for me, a story is only really erotic if I’m emotionally connected to the characters involved. Ms Heaton gives her characters such depth that they do become real, even in these shorter novellas, however it’s not just her main characters that have depth but I find all of the characters she introduces into a story to be complex, multifaceted and completely believable. I think it’s partly due to their very real human virtues and foibles even though most of them are mythical, paranormal beings.
This story made me giggle, gasp in shock and shed a tear or two. Of course, I got caught up with the passion (who wouldn’t *blush*) but the tender insights into both Rey and Asteria’s histories, doubts and the growth of their trust in each other’s love was heart-warming to read. I am hoping that we’ll see more of Rey and Asteria in future instalments. *hint*hint* Felicity 😉
So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about it?
My only complaint was the ending.
I was disappointed that it was so abrupt. 😦
It isn’t a cliffhanger ending from an adventure or romantic point of view but I was left with many questions; where will the fated mates live, within one of the demon realms, hell or even earth? How will they survive? Will Heaven intervene?
So, basically what I’m saying is…
I really enjoyed this paranormal romance tale; I devoured it in a day!
It was a great read that made me smile, cry and feel all warm & fuzzy inside. I thought it had well written erotic thrills, heart pumping fight scenes, amusing banter between our main characters and tons of romantic gestures.
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy reading stories about the wonderful illumination of removing the blinkers of prejudice, inner strength and of course, soul
So, have I ignited a spark of interest for AWAKENED BY A DEMONESS in you?
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