Series: Demon Outlaws, #3
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Entangled Publishing on May 27, 2014
Pages: 350 pages
Reviewed by: Kristina
graphic sex scenes
As a highly skilled assassin, Creed is used to being called upon by the Godseekers for help. But in a world just recently rid of demons, the task to now track down half-demons isn't as easy as it seems. Not only is Creed himself a secret half-demon now going against his own kin, but when he discovers numerous innocent children are being kidnapped in the mountains, he second guesses his mission. Justice should be for all, not just for demon spawn. Living in a world of cruel men, Nieve has no memory of her life before her enslavement. But when Creed comes around asking questions about missing children, the memories of her half-demon son - and the demon who tricked her - come flooding back. Now, Nieve will do anything to get her son back...even if it means putting her trust in Creed. Together they set out to find the Demon Slayer who can help them. Little do they know the demon who fathered Nieve's son is also searching for Nieve, and he's teamed up with the kidnapper to draw her out. Creed and Nieve must race against the clock to save the children, their hearts, and the world.
THE DEMON CREED was a brilliant ending to the Demon Outlaw trilogy. I absolutely loved the rich world building in this series. The fact that this world is our future Earth is hard to grasp as it just feels so alien until a character mentions a Speedway or airplanes that used to fly in the sky. The best way I like to describe this world of demons and goddesses is that its a romance story set in a twisted wild west dystopia.
The plot is filled with tense moments, shocking twists, and a heartwarming ending. THE DEMON CREED also neatly ties together events from the previous books and brings back a few characters to help out. I enjoyed seeing Hunter and Airie from THE DEMON'S DAUGHTER and loved that we were finally able to find out just who the kid they 'adopted' and nicknamed Scratch; really is and where he came from.
Mixed up in the incredibly detailed plot is the romance between Creed and Nieve which is a slow burn sort of romance. While its insta-love from Creed's side, Nieve hesitant, and rightly so considering the years of abuse she has endured by both men and demons. As a result of her circumstances she comes off as timid and weak but as the story goes on there is a sort of inner strength to her which neatly compliments Creed's powerful demon powers. I enjoyed seeing Nieve show her true strength and seeing her slowly but surly trust Creed. The fact that Creed held back his attraction is a testament to just how honorable, honest, and just of a character he is. The romance is sweet and there are a ton of tender moments between them that I really enjoyed.
THE DEMON CREED expertly rounds out the Demon Outlaw series with a solid plot and some very creative world building. This trilogy was a joy to read and I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a different sort of western romance.