Speed Demon (2nd Edition)

Cynthia Sax
Speed Demon (2nd Edition)
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Changeling Press
Release Date
December 2012
Book 18 of Protect & Serve
Erotic Romance, LGBTQ, Paranormal Romance

My name is Officer Sargent, Sarge to friends and fellow police officers. You might have heard some rumors about me, but they're all lies. I'm not gay. I'm not. The reason I watch my partner's back is because that's what cops do; we watch out for each other. It has nothing to do with his broad shoulders or trim hips or shapely butt.

My partner Nero is a demon, and he has a sick sense of humor, tricking me into thinking things no straight man should ever think. I'm a genetically enhanced supercop, and I can handle his devilish magic.

That is, until the unthinkable happens.

Book Review by Elizabeth Ramsay (reviewer)
Jul 26, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
121 people found the following review helpful
Sarge is coming out of the closet, whether he wants to or not.

Sarge is deep in denial. Sarge and his father had a talk about sexuality when Sarge was in high school. Sarge's takeaway: Sargent's are not gay. He was fine with that; so what if his girlfriends never turn him on. That just means he hasn't found the right one. It means nothing at all that since Nero came into his life, Sarge has been walking with a permanent hard-on. It also doesn't mean he's gay that all his dreams lately star a naked Nero. Everyone dreams of things they'd never do when awake.

Nero is a blood demon and Sarge is his mate. Sarge's denial of his sexuality is driving him nuts, but Nero is sure he'll come around. If he has to tell Sarge he's enchanted him to help him out of the closet, well it's for his own good. Then Nero's friend Chris, a pre-op trans, is killed and he needs Sarge to stop him from tearing apart her killer.

In general, Cynthia Sax deals well with Sarge's denial. Nero is supportive and pushes just the right amount to show his love that being gay is okay. However, I'm not sure that having your lover push you to impale yourself on a police baton is the best route out of the closet. This is not a BDSM story and Ms. Sax pushes the barrier with pain equals pleasure concept. Paranormal stories often have this element so the author is in line with her genre; it is simply that she seems to equate being gay with enjoying painful sex. This seems an odd line to draw.

That said, her story is a good one. Sarge and Nero are well fleshed out (pun intended) and relatable. If you're looking for a quick read about finding yourself check this out.
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