The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Sting
by Deborah Wilde
GENRE: Urban Fantasy Romance
50% boobs. 50% sarcasm. 100% new breed of hunter. After a bumpy start as the only female demon hunter in the top secret Brotherhood of David, Nava Katz heads to Prague for her first undercover mission: unmasking a demon movie star. She’d be all kinds of thrilled if it weren’t for the fact that her fellow hunter-with-benefits, Rohan Mitra, has reclaimed his rock star status and assigned Nava the role of groupie.
Rejecting her “be a good girl and follow orders” directive, Nava unleashes an alter ego guaranteed to hook their celebrity target and drive Rohan crazy. No downside-until she finds herself up against Rohan’s past, the Brotherhood’s antiquated thinking, and her own identity issues, turning her personal life into a bomb that could blow up the entire operation.
Sparkly and deadly; it’s a plan.
Rohan’s arm shot out to the wall, blocking me. The two of us faced in different directions. How apt.
“Move,” I said
He didn’t budge.
I stared resolutely ahead.
Finally he dropped his arm.
I pulled my keycard from my coat, walking directly to my room. No passing go. No collecting $200.
“Don’t leave.” He spoke quietly but in the silence of the corridor, I had no trouble hearing him.
My hands balled up. Hadn’t it been enough for one night? That thread between us that had felt so comforting earlier threatened to strangle me now. Anger fueled my turn. I would have welcomed a corresponding anger in him, but the naked longing on his face and the defeat in the slope of his shoulders undid me. That and his sincere, “I love watching you dance.”
The hallway was empty but it suddenly felt hard to breathe.
He held out a hand.
I leaned back. The magnetic push/pull between us demanded a certain distance, a certain resistance, as much as attraction. Wrung out on every level, I couldn’t afford to let Mr. Force-of-Nature Mitra take advantage of my weakened boundaries to redefine our hook-ups into whatever vision he had of them.
The air conditioning kicked in and I wrapped my arms around myself.
“When you see my shower, you’ll thank me.” He scrunched up his face, a lock of hair falling boyishly over his eyes. “Nothing happens. Just sleep.”
I wasn’t sure if that sweetened the offer or not, but I nodded.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
A global wanderer, hopeless romantic, and total cynic with a broken edit button, Deborah writes urban fantasy to satisfy her love of smexy romances and tales of chicks who kick ass. She is all about the happily-ever-after, with a huge dose of hilarity along the way. “It takes a bad girl to fight evil. Go Wilde.”
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REVIEW: Disclaimer – I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Whew! The Unlikeable Demon Hunter series is amazing. I already read book I – so I jumped at the chance to read book II, and I was not disappointed. The narrator & heroine, Nava, grows and changes a lot during this book. She still has issues, and she still has conversations with herself that are laugh out loud funny – she’s still raunchy and insouciant – but she’s growing and becoming more and more likeable. She’s a Rasha – a demon hunter – initiated by accident (there are No females in the clan – until Nava, that is!) So her life now consists of training to kill and hunt demons with a team of Rashas.
In this book, the team is off to Prague, the incredibly romantic city, in order to chase a demon who has been around for centuries in different forms. Their problem is to trap it into revealing itself. The demon in question is masquerading as a superstar musician – and what better bait than a cute groupie? So Nava gets pressed into a role she has no intention of playing – or playing by the rules. With her is Rohan, the world’s sexiest Rasha, ex-superstar musician himself.
The chemistry between Rohan and Nava is explosive, but they each have a part to play in catching the demon. The problem is, their roles are tearing them apart. Or is it the demon’s power to manipulate people? And then there is Lily, Rohan’s ex girlfriend who shows up and seems keen on rekindling their flame. Meanwhile, Nava is trying to find a way to get her brother initiated into the Rasha club by using forbidden magic, which is a good way of getting herself killed. As if it weren’t dangerous enough being a Rasha, they find out that some Rasha are actually using demons to hunt other Rasha!
This was a fast-paced, exciting read. I loved every minute of it, and can’t wait until book III comes out. You can read it as a stand alone, but I’d recommend reading book I, because it is a great read, and because reading about Nava’s debut as a Rasha are hilarious. I give this book 5 stars, and highly recommend it!