Seduced by a Demon King (Eternal Mates #17) by Felicity Heaton
Read: 7th – 8th September 2019
Publication Date: 24th September 2019
Quote from Seduced by a Demon King
““I don’t roll with plastic.”
His [Tegan] eyebrows pinched hard, he blinked and locked eyes with her [Suki]. “The shifter said plastic is king. It is not King?”
He definitely didn’t get out of Hell much, if at all.”
My Overall Rating: 5/5
Plot: 5/5 – Flow: 4/5 – Character Development: 5/5 – World Building: 4/5
Seduced by a Demon King is an adult paranormal romance novel (approx 393 pages) and is the latest book in Ms Heaton’s Eternal Mates series. The series is set in the same world as her London Vampires series and a multitude of different paranormal beings inhabit Ms Heaton’s world including; vampires, various species of fae such as elves, incubi and succubi, sirens, fallen angels as well as heavenly angels, demons, wraiths, phantoms, magic users such as witches, sorcerers and mages and, of course, shapeshifters of every species imaginable.
If you’ve read any of my reviews before, you’ll know that I write about how the story was told rather than the plot itself, which means that my reviews don’t contain spoilers of any kind or reveal any plot twists, so here’s what the official blurb has to say about the story:
Saddled with a crown he never wanted, King Tegan of the Second Realm of demons is a warrior born for war stuck ruling in a time of peace, bound by the pact that cost his brother his life. Chafed by the ties that have held him shackled to his throne for the last thousand years, Tegan plans an escape from his prison—one stolen night meant to give him a taste of freedom, but one that will lead him to the greatest battle of his life.
A fight to claim the heart of a bewitching fae female who might be his fated mate.
According to many in her clan, and the idiotic incubi who infest the fae town where she lives, Suki puts the suck in succubus. Down on her luck, and in danger of being kicked out of the family she loves, she’s determined to prove her worth by bagging and tagging a powerful male. When she sets eyes on a mysterious, panty-melting demon warrior in a nightclub, things finally seem to be going her way, but his shadowed aura and guardedness warns he won’t be an easy mark.
Seducing him is going to be the fight of her life.
When the battle is done, will the victor have the forever they want, or will this war cost them both everything?
So, before we get into what I thought about this book, I want you to know that I was given an unedited digital version of this book for free from the author (Felicity Heaton) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my review; these are my words, I’m giving you my honest opinion here.
I’m already a BIG fan of Ms Heaton’s writing style (I think I’ve mentioned this once or twice. 😉 ); it’s the way she creates a very believable paranormal world and then packs it with multifaceted characters with very real human foibles and weaves their stories around an engaging background story that just draws me in. Seduced by a Demon King did not disappoint.
I really liked that this paranormal romance wasn’t easy sailing for either of our characters; both Tegan and Suki feel the burden of their position, had to carry the heavy baggage of their past and were weighted down by the expectations of those around them. The choice to just be yourself is a luxury that neither of our protagonists has.
I enjoy a story more when the lead female character is intelligent, resilient and can look after herself; I wasn’t disappointed here. Suki may not be a kickass fighter, and has many doubts about herself, but she is resourceful and has a great sense of humour; she showed her true strength throughout this story. I really enjoyed learning about her life, getting to know her in this story and hope she pops up in future books. I’ve got to be honest and confess that I wasn’t sure about our hero to begin with, but as soon as Tegan’s hobby was revealed, I was all in. 😉 Getting to know what makes King Tegan tick and peeling back the layers of his personality brought him to life. In fact, I love that none of the characters in this series are flat 2-dimensional creations; they all feel very real even though most are mythical species.
I need to confess that one of the reasons why I love Ms Heaton’s books so much is the sex; she makes the most explicit sexual scenes very romantic. I think that it takes a very talented writer to accomplish this. As you can imagine, as our heroine is a succubus, sex plays an important role in this story but the erotic interludes are balanced beautifully with heartfelt, poignant internal dialogue from our main romantic pair; it’s these tender insights into Tegan and Suki’s inner fears, their doubts and the emotional turmoil throughout this book that captivated my heart.
There was so much about this story I loved; the romantic gestures and the passion between Suki and Tegan, the edge-of-your-seat fight scenes, the tender/emotional scenes and the sprinkling of humour. I was captivated from the first page to the last and couldn’t stop reading!
I have rated this book 5 stars, which means that there wasn’t anything in this story that took the shine off my enjoyment enough to lose a star over.
As with all of the books in this series, the romance aspect between Tegan and Suki is concluded by the end of the book in Ms Heaton’s signature Happy Ever After style, so no nasty cliffhangers wondering will they, won’t they? Woop! Woop!
Having said that, there are story threads running in the background that tie in with the series as a whole; Ms Heaton weaves any relevant information into this story meaning that you don’t need to read any of the previous books in either the Eternal Mates series or London Vampires series to enjoy this one. However, I would like to say that as with most books within a well established series, reading Seduced by a Demon King as a standalone story means that you might lack that deeper connection to the supporting characters and will not have an innate understanding of those background story threads and the knock-on implications to the Eternal Mates world as a whole if you’re jumping straight in.
I really loved this paranormal romance story! It’s got everything that I look for in a 5 star read; action, romance, humour, passion and well written erotic sex scenes. I didn’t want to put this book down!
As with all of Ms Heaton’s stories, due to the graphic violence and explicit sexual content, I’d recommend this book to adults who are not offended by content of this nature who are fans of relationship and romance tales with oodles of fire and passion.
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Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling London Vampires series. Seven sexy and sinful Greek god brothers can be your new addiction in the Guardians of Hades series. Or how about four hot alpha shifter brothers in her Cougar Creek Mates series? Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the Eternal Mates series.
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