Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Liam O’Reilly has not heard from his brother Finn for a week. This is unusual because the brothers do not go more than two days without speaking. Fearing something is wrong, he confronts his mother and step-father Richard. Liam never liked his step-father and dislikes his mother for putting up with his abuse of the family. While talking with his parents, Liam learns that Richard has sent Finn to a gay conversion camp. After threatening to call the police, Liam receives a video saying to go to a meeting if he wants to see his brother again. The crap hits the fan at this meeting and results with Liam being arrested with no hope of release from the crooked cops that took him in.
Spenser Ross, known to everyone as Wolf, is an elite assassin for the team. He has developed a soft spot for Finn O’Reilly after his team rescued him from sex traffickers. He assures Finn that they are doing what they can to find Liam, whom no one has heard from since his encounter with Crash a month ago. Following up on a lead, he finds he is a moment too late to rescues Liam from jail, but follows those who have come to move him. He arrives at a warehouse being used by the sex traffickers. When he saves Liam from being turned over to the man who had originally paid for Finn, he finds that Liam is just as feisty as Finn had described him. The Irish red headed firecracker (Liam insists it is strawberry blond) at first resists going with his would be rescuer. After all, he’s been screwed over by authority figures for the past month. Only after being convinced that he helped rescue Finn and that Finn is safe does Liam begin to trust his hero. Now all they have to do is get back to company headquarters with a department full of crooked cops along with Wolf’s ex-boss on their tail.
I found this second book in the Demon Elite series enjoyable. It starts during the events of the first book Crash and explains how Liam got tied up in all this mess in the first place. As with the first book, the attraction between protector and protected is almost instant. However, the most important thing I am finding in this series is the sense of family that the team has. Having Liam and Wolf hook up reinforces this with their relationship to Finn. Wolf also has a brotherly relationship with the team’s young tech geek Germ. It is Clair, the fifteen year old girl rescued along with Finn that really brings this point home. She becomes Wolf’s foster daughter and the team’s little sister/niece. It will be interesting to see how much further this family grows.
The cover art by Latrisha Waters depicts Wolf as I would figure him to be. The cover shows a long haired Native American male in a white tee shirt with a leather jacket over it. In the corner is the Demon Elite crest, which is tattooed on each member of the team.
ebook, 120 pages
Published March 1st 2016 by eXtasy Books
ISBN 1487406444 (ISBN13: 9781487406448)
SeriesDemon Elite #2
Series: Demon Elite
- Crash (Demon Elite #1)
- Wolf (Demon Elite #2)
- Cosmo (Demon Elite #3)
- Tanner & Shade (Demon Elite #4)
- Ashley (Demon Elite #5)