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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Demitri’s Devil by Kate Hill

Demitri’s Devil by Kate Hill
Publisher: Changeling Press LLC
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (65 pgs)
Other: M/F, Violence
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Peppermint

Patricia walks the line between life with her Prowleryn tribe and life with humans. Unfortunately times are desperate for her people and she agrees to mate with the leader of a foreign tribe that is far more traditional than her own.

Demitri believes in discipline and expects those around him to obey his commands. His new mate is the most impossible female he has ever met, yet he can't resist her.

Patricia can't understand how she can be attracted to such an unbearable man, yet no one has ever made her feel like Demitri. She soon realizes her arguments with Demitri are only mating games. When he's threatened by a power-hungry Prowleryn, nothing and no one will keep her from standing by him, regardless of the danger.

Patricia and Demitri have very strong personalities which can lead to disaster in many relationships. Yet when these two pool their strength together no one can stop them, including themselves.

While Demitri may have been one of the alpha males of his tribe he was not authoritative over Patricia the way she had expected. I love that Demitri knows what he wants from Patricia, yet still gives her the room to be herself and to come to terms with their relationship. He seems to know the right time to put his foot down and the right time to give her space. That is probably one of his qualities that have his pack supporting him in becoming their leader.

I love the back and forth play between Patricia and Demitri. It made their characters more relatable. The sexual and physical attraction was instant but they needed to give their minds time to catch up to their bodies. The emotional rollercoaster ride displayed how many couples relationships start out. In the end when they both got off the ride they were clinging to one another to regain their balance and isn’t that what love is really about?

The antagonistic conflict could have played a larger role in the storyline. It is only incorporated in the last two chapters of the story. It felt as if just as it was beginning it was ending which was a little disappointing. I will say that even though the conflict only lasted the last few chapters it was a complete sub-plot which was nice. In some stories with the conflict so late in the story you don’t feel a sense of full resolution and in this story on the last page you know everything is wrapped up nicely.

This is a true werewolf story. The characters stay in partial shift form almost the entire time in the story. As a lover of the paranormal this definitely keeps the story interesting. The characters also had many feline qualities which I enjoyed. It was the little subtle things they did like licking on another in a way only kitties do that really impressed me.

This is story I would recommend to anyone with a passion for shifters.

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