by Jaci Burton

September 2007
ISBN: 978-0440243366
Reviewer Graphic Button Dell Publishing
Mass Market Paperback

In Surviving Demon Island we learned of the existence of demons and about the Keepers of Light – those who fought to keep the Lords of the Sons of Darkness from winning the battle for evil.

Shay Pearson is chosen to approach Nic Diavolo and see what she can learn about him. They need to know if he realizes he’s part demon, and if he’s involved with the Sons of Darkness. She’s not expecting or prepared for her attraction and reaction to Nic’s nearness.

Nic has shied away from women for the past year because he feels something dark inside him and is afraid he’ll lose control and hurt someone. He’s instantly attracted to Shay and after spending an entire day with her he knows he can’t see her again. He’s too afraid for her.

Shay hates having to deceive Nic, and after she and the other demon hunters kidnap him she doesn’t blame him for his hostility towards her. When Derek reveals they are brothers, Nic doesn’t believe him because he has no memories of his earlier childhood. And when they tell him about the demons he thinks they’re nuts. He’s determined to get away as soon as possible, and he realizes Shay will be the weakest link.

Then Nic’s whole world is turned upside down when he sees something unimaginable, something that may just prove all the talk about demons is actually true. And when Shay confides in him about her prophetic dreams and her fears that he may turn evil, he has to fight with everything in himself to ignore the pull of evil on his soul.

This sequel doesn’t disappoint. The action may take a while to explode, but the build up is in no way boring. Nic and Shay both have secrets and fears and in each other find someone they can confide in. A mystery woman plays an important role in the story and demon hunter Ryder finds himself reluctantly curious about her. Here’s hoping we’ll be reading more about them in the very near future.

Reviewed in August 2007 by Jackie.

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