His love could damn her soul…
Ashemnon’s demonic hunger for Madeleine Dean’s pure, vibrant soul has tormented him throughout every lifetime she’s lived on earth. Now, thanks to her desperate father, he has a blood-tight contract in hand. Soon, her soul will belong to him.
All her life, Maddie has been haunted by strange occurrences, hallucinations and increasingly intense nightmares. As her ex-boyfriend walks away, she can almost hear the pieces of her life falling around her. And then she falls—literally—into the arms of a stranger who’s the first and only person to understand.
Ash meant to pluck her soul, not sweep her off her feet. Yet the moment they touch, the temptation to seduce her again and again is more than he can resist. Despite the risk, he finds himself succumbing to her charms. And, impossibly, falling in love.
Then Ash learns the reason it’s taken centuries to get to this point: He’s not the only one with a claim on her soul. Heaven and Hell are in a tug of war—and Maddie’s the rope. Control wrested from his hands, Ash can only wait for her to make a choice that will damn one soul to Hell…or damn her own.
Warning: This title contains obsession, soul possession, and hot carnal transgression. Oh, and a few scares for good measure. You can’t keep this bad demon down—though you’ll want to try.
Eleventy billion stars!
Cherrie Lynn has been a top favorite author of mine since I first read Rock Me well over a year ago. I'm not sure how I overlooked this book in all that time, but I am so glad I came across it yesterday. That's right. I found this book only yesterday and immediately devoured it. It was incredible. I absofreakinglutely LOVED it! Lynn did such an awesome job creating a world of angels and demons and, to be honest, that theme has never really appealed to me but she broke through my fickle walls and blew me away! She created a world where I wanted to dive right in and was captivated from the first word to the last. And even after I got to the last page on my kindle, I found myself trying to continue turning pages hoping more of the story would magically appear. Sadly, it did not. But that's ok because I still have the first book in this series to read! :)
Ash is absolutely my favorite demon thus far. Is it wrong to fall in love with the bad guy? I mean, technically he's been trying to kill her and possess her soul for centuries... After having no luck he finally finds a loophole to steal Maddie's soul. But once he physically touches her, he decides to indulge in one carnal evening to see what its like to be with her in her human form. And OMG! Lynn is a master at smokin hot sex scenes! And of course, once wasn't enough. Luckily for Ash, he gets a 'stay of execution' on his contract to take Maddie's soul and gets to do all the indulging he wants for a couple weeks! Not so luckily, his superiors aren't happy about him delaying in his duties and demand he do his job, creating a major dilemma for Ash since being with Maddie has done something to him. After all the centuries he's waited and plotted to get her soul, he realizes he's also been falling in love with her the whole time. But he's a product of his environment and doesn't know how to love or even what love is. So now he has a tough choice to make. Take the soul of the woman he loves, or sacrifice himself to save her. Hmm....
Madeleine has had an awful day. Make that an awful life. She's always felt like there was something out to get her. Weird things always happening, like all her clocks being wrong causing her to be late, creepy ghost-like faces peering back at her in the mirror, and just a constant feeling of lowness. On a particularly bad day after getting dumped by her boyfriend, she meets a mysterious hot guy who not only saves her life, but he really seems to get her. So what does she do? Takes him home of course! ;) As she finds herself spending more time and consequently falling for Ash, she finds her life doesn't seem so bad when he's around. Little does she know that floor is about to fall out from underneath her.
When the other shoe drops and Ash is finally forced to reveal all to Maddie, they both are faced with some tough decisions. Will she accept him knowing he's not only a demon, but the one responsible for her lifelong woes and was initially intending on reaping her soul? Will he follow through on his assignment or will he sacrifice himself to save the woman he loves? Go read it!!! :)
And even though he's my first angle, Riam is my favorite! I hope he gets a book sometime in the future!