(Demons of Infernum, #3.5)
by Rosalie Lario
ebook, First, 134 pages
Published January 2012 by Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Biochemist Cresso Taylor lives the sort of lifestyle most men would envy—he has wealth, natural incubus charm, and more women than he can handle. But it’s not enough anymore. Not after meeting Genevieve Russell, the sexy scientist who works with him at Elcorp Laboratory. And she wants absolutely nothing to do with him.After her fiancé broke her heart, Genevieve has had enough of womanizers. She’s determined to steer clear of sexy-as-sin Dr. Taylor, despite the fact that his incubus allure makes her want to rip his clothes off. But when a secret admirer’s affection turns to the macabre with threatening notes and grisly gifts, Cresso appoints himself her protector. As she and Cresso hunt her stalker, she discovers there’s a lot more to the sensual incubus than she ever imagined.
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Rosalie Lario’s Demons of Infernum series is a constant for me, I know I am going to love everything she releases for the series and this novella is no exception! Hot blooded passion and heart pounding suspense; Heart of the Incubus kept me on the edge of my seat at every page.
If you are familiar with the series then you will remember Dr. Cresso Taylor, Taeg’s (Mark of the Sylph) incubus friend in London and the scientist who created a vaccine allowing sex demons to have sexual relationships with non-sex demons without killing them.
But, if you are new to the series than this novella is a great peak into the world of Rosalie Lario’s demons because it is a little side trip from the series’ main plot line and focuses solely on Cresso and the secret love her harbors for his co-worker, Genevieve Russell, who just happens to be human. However, Genevieve wants nothing to do with the incubus, she has been burned by a play boy in the past and is not looking to repeat that heart breaking experience again. But she can’t deny to herself that Cresso ignites something inside of her that no other man, or demon, has ever been able to. When Genevieve starts receiving threatening letters and disturbing presents though, she knows that she must accept Cresso’s assistance in finding the frightening stalker, even if that means putting her straight on the path to temptation. As danger lurks at their door, Genevieve’s walls slowly crumble around Cresso and he can’t help but scale what remains when the chance arrives.
Rosalie Lario doesn’t disappoint with this short jaunt into the world of the Demons of Infernum! At about 120 pages or so, readers are still rewarded with a full romance and two well developed and fleshed out main characters. I loved Cresso from the previous three novels but his story was so unexpectedly sweet, even if I wasn’t already familiar with his character I would have easily fallen for him. Genevieve was a stubborn character that had a bad image of men, especially play boys (even ex-play boys) from her failed engagement, but eventually sees the light. Her personality had spark and I really enjoyed her character. The villain of the novel provided some majorly creepy scenes and chilling suspense. *shudders* So glad I haven’t had any crazy dreams about those scenes. *knock on wood*
Heart of the Incubus makes a great addition to the series and a wonderful stand-alone, and even though Taeg and Maya make an appearance in the story they don’t take away from Cresso having his very own tale.
Rating: 4 Wine Glasses - Loved it!
Sexual Content: Recommended for adult readers, a heart stopping incubus with centuries of all kinds of experience. ;) Novella length so nothing too crazy but it definitely sizzles!