Helena's Demon

Charisma Knight
Helena's Demon
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Publisher
Evernight Publishing
Release Date
January 2015
ISBN
9781772332056
Genre
Erotic Romance, Multi-cultural/Multi-racial Romance, Paranormal Romance

SUMMARY
Helena never considered the consequences of striking a bargain with her personal demon, Cyn. The entire Pearsall line was cursed, so what did she have to lose? She would have done damn near anything to stave off bill collectors and ensure her aunt received the best medical treatment possible. When her luck turned around and it was time to make good on that bargain, Helena discovers she's giving up more than her soul. Is it possible to fall in love with a demon? 

After sealing the deal with Helena's blood, Cyn is determined to keep the mocha-skinned beauty by his side. The curse had claimed the majority of her family and now he must work extra hard to ensure her safety. However, there's more to Helena than meets the eye. He soon discovers she is the key to ending the Pearsall curse and an instrument for unleashing Hell on earth.
Be Warned: spanking

Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Apr 20, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
105 people found the following review helpful
Your own personal demon, how is this for a family tradition? Helena is the final female in a long line of witches cursed to never find love and tied to a demon. Helena's personal demon is Cyn. Cyn's twisted history with the line of Pearsalls is with his mother who struck a bargain with Helena's first ancestor to cause the curse.

Is there a prior book to this one? Because this book is a bit all over the place. It is as if the author sees the entire world but only gives out pieces. The pieces don't make a full picture and it leaves the reader feeling unsatisfied. The plot device of the story is pretty clear and laid up front in the beginning. It's what happens in current day which comes across clunky. There are certain secrets which neither Cyn nor Helena are privy to, even at the end. The reader is also left out in the cold, not quite sure what the end game will be. When certain pieces of information are revealed, it still leaves several questions unanswered. I can't say this story uses ex deus machina, but it comes close.

I would recommend a better weaving of the information into the story so it becomes a more natural progression to the conflict being resolved. I would also recommend more world building to give the story a better foundation. The characters are okay. They are simple with no character development or growth. That is fine if the story is plot driven which this story seems to be. Cyn seems to be both kind and sexy. Helena is a victim of her family's curse and she fulfills the prophecy unknowingly. Lastly, the flipping back and forth between Helena's past and present could use a bit more transition to make it smoother.

Overall, this story is a quick read with an uncomplicated plot and easy to understand characters. For those who enjoy demons exuding sexual appeal, this one does meet this criteria. The story ends with a cliffhanger. Hopefully this will be resolved in a follow up book. Recommended for paranormal romance lovers who like the bad boy demon with a heart.
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