Slake is an assassin used to getting what he wants, and what he wants is Raze. But he also wants to earn back the soul he sold when he was a much different demon. All he has to do is capture a runaway succubus named Fayle and hand her over to her family. What he doesn’t count on is being caught himself by a web of lies—and his attraction to Raze.
Raze and Slake must navigate a dangerous world to be together. But as Fayle’s jealousy of their relationship turns deadly, they find themselves embroiled in a battle not only for their love, but their lives and souls.
Base Instincts works easily as a standalone but do watch out for cameo appearances from much loved demons. Here we meet Raze, a medic and most importantly, a Seminus demon. He is an anomaly really as his species can only survive by having sex with females but for Raze it’s all about those sexy guys out there. Resigned to never experiencing true passion with another male he lives with a Succubus, but unknown to Raze, she has powerful enemies.
Slake is an assassin and pretty good at what he does. This job though puts him through the wringer as not only does his target have a powerful protector in Raze, but Slake's own soul is on the line. What should be simple and straightforward is anything but and soon choices have to be made with very surprising outcomes!
I am no expert on M/M stories but as a Demonica fan, I had to give this story a go and I'm so pleased I did. It's quite a quick read but nevertheless I felt the author gave a well-rounded story. A relationship that really shouldn't work but in this world anything is possible.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.