“I am the man who can find anything or anyone. For a price. And my price is you.”
When Mia Turner’s brother goes missing in Mexico, while on an archaeological dig, she believes that life couldn’t get much worse. But when she’s blocked at every turn from finding answers, by both local and U.S. authorities, she must turn to a man she swears is the devil.
Others might be fooled by his private jet, fine tailored suits, and disarming smile, but Mia knows something dark, sinister, and unnatural lurks behind those penetrating, pale-gray eyes. And the more she learns, the more she realizes she may never be free again.
It starts in what I'm sure is meant to be an intriguing way as it begins with Mia waiting for a phone call from King and then backtracks to events preceding it. We learn that Mia is searching for her missing archaeologist brother and is prepared to go to any lengths to find him. She has tried finding him on her own and very nearly didn't live to regret it and now by some odd circumstances, she's found her way to King, a man who can supposedly locate anything but there's always a price.
The price he demands from Mia is extreme as it's her as his possession... no ifs, no buts and most definitely no maybes! Here is where the story really begins but it's a puzzling one. King treats Mia as a possession and yet there's nothing tangible between them. No obvious romance but certainly lots of chemistry. King is an enigma who also turns out to be an arrogant jerk but then he will do something that surprises the reader and almost (yes I said almost!) makes himself appear human. King is many things but somehow I think humanity and King are worlds apart. An unusual ending but I believe this is the first book in a trilogy so lots more to come and I'm hoping for answers.
So there's very little romance and we get glimpses of the paranormal running through but it's a very interesting idea. Just what is King? Mia views him as
Devil-like but I've got a sneaky feeling she should be considering completely the opposite direction! What I did feel was a slight resemblance in tone to a popular Fae series and as there's a character called Mack, I couldn't help but wonder if Ms Pamfiloff took inspiration from there. Certainly this dark, brusque hero is full of mysteries and it's no coincidence Mia was directed towards him. It was a little confusing at times as Mia has dreams that intrude on reality but I'm sufficiently hooked to need to discover more so will seek out the next book, King For a Day.