Until the start of 2015 I'd never read a M/M romance and yes, mine was a rather sheltered life. I'd like to think I've made up for that and then some in the past few months.
Here is my first M/M book review.
A Demon Inside by Rick R. Reed
Gosh that title could be taken a few different ways. Did I just write taken?
Hunter, a wealthy, naive, young man (throw fragile in there too) finds himself almost taken hostage by his own terrors in a mansion he inherited. As the last of his family line will he survive his own personal demon?
There were many things I liked about this book. I liked the setting, a secluded mansion in the woods with a hot man living nearby in a small cottage. Said hot man, Michael, was so kind and, of course, handsome and, of course, hot after Hunter so naturally I liked, okay, loved Michael. Even the nice nurse, John, who we got a very brief intro to seemed like I person I’d really like too. I kind of even liked Hunter’s evil hot doctor. Is that wrong?
I also like that this book had an actual story and not just a string of hot sexy times thrown together that moved from room to room or appliance to appliance. Also readers should be warned about a near rape, make that 2 though the second was the actual act or was it? You’ll have to read to find that out.
But I did have a problem with this book. I almost felt like I sympathized more with Hunter’s demon. Is that wrong? I found Hunter a bit too naive though the author carefully helped illustrate why the early twenties aged Hunter was in that state. I really didn’t like Hunter that much.
Growing up rather naive myself maybe Hunter’s state just seemed so wrong to me especially what with the wonders of the internet that I lacked in my childhood. And this novel was set in the age of the internet so my only question is when do we get to read Michael’s story? Hmm?
Overall I thought the book was okay (I enjoyed Rick R. Reed’s Caregiver a lot more than A Demon Inside) and will probably recommend it to some of my friends but not to others. I’d give this 3 out of 5 stars, a liked but not loved book for me.
**Copy provided by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**