Blaze by Suzanne Wright

Dark in You, Book 2

Synopsis: Defeat the enemy. Win the boy. Live happily ever after. But life « ever after » isn’t as easy as it used to be. Harper’s gone from being a member of a small demon lair to co-Prime of one of the most powerful lairs in the US with a mate who, though hot as hell, is just a mite overprotective – I mean, you get kidnapped by dark practitioners just once …

Then one of Knox’s demons goes rogue, and in his madness decides Knox Thorne must die. Harper’s worried. Knox isn’t – at least until he discovers his mate’s willingness to get between him and danger.

Now, Knox has a new priority: Keep Harper safe …no matter what it takes. But Harper begins to suspect there’s more danger than one rogue demon. It seems the combined strength of Harper and Knox has upset the balance of power in the demon world and there are those who are determined to right that wrong. Because when you move up the food chain, sometimes the other predators just want to take a bigger bite.

Review: I confess that I was surprised when I saw that we were following Harper and Knox again. I was expecting the classic paranormal romance pattern, with a couple in each volume. But no, and I am very happy because I could learn more about them.

We find them soon after the end of the previous volume, having to deal with new problems. Indeed, a demon has kidnapped Carla, Harper’s mother, to punish her for being her mother. Indeed, he had a vision in which he would have seen that the child of Harper and Knox would destroy them all. Taking this fact for granted, it is his mission to destroy the demon in any way whatsoever, or to prevent the conception if he does not succeed. In addition to that, Harper must also manage her new status that does not please everyone and especially to women who believe themselves superior to her and who are hoping to take her place with Knox.

It was very nice to see Harper’s place in this new environment. She is determined and understands perfectly that she must fight her own battles. She does not break and even if she does not necessarily appreciate being in the spotlight, she adapts. Knox also tries to compromise by trying to be the person she wants him to although it is really very difficult for him, especially when their lives are threatened.

I really had a good time with this second volume. We can see the evolution of the Harper-Knox couple and we gradually discover the conspiracies that exist in the demons society. I had several surprises but there are still a few bad guys to unmask and I’m really looking forward to know their identity.

It was a very good second volume, I think I even preferred it to the first one and I’m looking forward to reading the last one now!

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Burn by Suzanne Wright

Dark in You, Book 1

Synopsis: Part of a small demon lair in Las Vegas, tattooist Harper Wallis lives a pretty simple life. That changes overnight when she discovers that her psychic mate, or ‘anchor’, is a guy who’s rumoured to be the most powerful demon in existence. Compelling, full of secrets and armed with raw sexuality, Knox Thorne is determined to claim her as his anchor, creating a psychic bond that will prevent their inner demons from ever turning rogue.

The billionaire also wants Harper in his bed.

She’s not so sure she wants either of those things. No one seems to know what breed of demon Knox is, only that he’s more dangerous than anything she’s ever before encountered. But he refuses to walk away. And when an unknown danger starts closing in on Harper, it seems that Knox is the only one who can keep her safe.

As Prime of his Las Vegas lair and a successful businessman, Knox Thorne is used to being in control. He’s also used to people fearing and obeying him. Harper does neither, which unexpectedly amuses him. Unpredictable, elusive and complex, she draws Knox and his inner demon like nothing ever has.

Knox is used to getting what he wants, and he wants Harper. He’ll have her, and he’ll keep her safe from the threat that looms over her. Because Knox protects what’s his. He won’t allow anyone to take her from him. Even if it will mean letting the demon inside him rise and wreak the havoc it was created to make.

Review: I liked one of the other series written by Suzanne Wright (although I only read the three first books) and I was curious to discover this first new volume. I got a little scared before reading it I must admit. Indeed, some reviews have begun to be mixed and some people did not like the strange relationship between the two characters, but maybe because I knew it or maybe it’s personal but I did not have any difficult feelings about it and I rather had a good time with the story.

We embark on a demon story with a completely different world from what we usually find. I greatly appreciated that the author managed to create a world with new ideas. We discover Harper Wallis, a young demon who evolves quietly in society until she crosses the road of Knox. He is all that she is not: powerful, arrogant, overbearing, cunning … but it seems that he is her alter ego. Determined to make her his own despite the suspicion of the young woman, Knox is ready to do anything to make her succumb and “no” is not an answer for him. However, this relationship will also bring its share of trouble because the position of alter ego in relation to this man raises many dangers. Between women who think she does not deserve him, others who target her to reach him, or those who want to discover which class of demons Knox belongs to, Harper will have many things to manage.

I agree that the relationship between Harper and Knox is quite different and that on one hand it is true that the dominance side is present. But Harper is quite willing, and as she says herself, she can defend herself if she desires so. I enjoyed seeing our heroine evolve from this rather close-up young woman to this person who finally hopes to find the one who will be there for her. It is the same for Knox who also opens to her by revealing her secrets little by little. I confess that I immediately connected with Harper and I found the story quite interesting. I was curious to know how the elections of a monarch would happen and if someone was going to win. Did I mention Lucifer as a secondary character? We do not see him much but I found the idea very original and I hope we will find him afterwards!

I found that it was a good first volume that makes us discover a completely different universe and I am curious to read more.

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