Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Mostly Lovable, But Still Slightly Annoying Demon

The Demon in Me by Michelle Rowen

Summary: After her hunky police detective partner guns down a serial killer in front of her, "psychic consultant" Eden Riley realizes that she's no longer alone. A voice in her head introduces himself as Darrak. He's a demon. But not in a bad way. He was cursed 300 years ago and he wants to find a way to break free. Eden's psychic energy helps him take form during daylight, and she's going to have to learn to live with this sexy demon...like it or not.

Review: An enjoyable paranormal romance with a main male character I liked most of the time.

Paranormal romance novels are a dime a dozen nowadays so it is nice to read one that is a bit different. Of course it is possible that there are plenty of paranormal romance novels involving demon possession, but this is the first one I can remember reading. I really enjoyed how Eden became a psychic consultant for the police department since it was just pure chance that she was able to find the police chief's wife's dog. It was nice to have a heroine who wasn't ridiculously overpowered. 

Is there a trend in paranormal romance for the main female characters to have had previous bad relationships so the main male character can sweep them off their feet that much easier? I feel like it certainly could be one. Eden's abusive boyfriend and jerky fiance felt like plot devices so she would be more inclined to keep Darrak around and not try to exorcise him. I did like Darrak well enough although he did act like a jerk a few times in the story. The sex, when it finally did happen, was very anticlimatic. I also didn't like the word love being thrown around after only a few days. The world Rowen created is fascinating though and I am interested enough to read the second book. 


Recommendation: I would recommend this book to fans of paranormal romance and demons.

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