Sunday, August 30, 2015

A Demon Inside by Rick R. Reed

Male/male romance or M/M romance?  Apparently there are romance books for the gents (and for many ladies apparently... hi, Barb) about the gents.

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**

A Demon Inside

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