Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Dario Navarro has been taking care of his mother for the past few years. While others might see this as a burden, Dario actually enjoys it. Now that his mother has gotten to the point that caring for her at home is no longer possible, Dario seems to be at a loss for what to do with his life. To complicate matters, he has feeling for one of his brother’s Demon Elite teammates. But that really cannot go anywhere as Webb still thinks of him as Credo’s kid brother.
Webb Benbow believes he has blown it with Dario. Yes, the sixteen plus year difference between the two of them concerns him. So does the fact that he is Credo’s brother. But he really screwed things up when he did not answer his phone when Dario’s Mami had a mental breakdown accusing Dario of killing his brother Credo. He must overcome his issues with the age difference and try to win back Dario’s trust if he is going to have any chance of winning his heart.
Webb and Dario are drawn together again a few days later when Victor, a former member of the assassin squad before it became Demon Elite, breaks into Dario’s house. Luckily Dario was aware of the situation and was able to escape before Victor finds him. Following the training that Credo has given him, Dario goes to a predetermined safe spot and calls for rescue. Webb goes with Credo to pick up the frightened young man and offers comfort. Webb vows to keep Dario safe from then on. Dario offers himself as bait to get the location of Victoria Mize. He has had training whereas the other potential bait options have not. Webb reluctantly goes along with the suggestion. He will do everything in his power to protect Dario, but the operation may not have a successful outcome because of it.
This is the ninth and it looks final book in the Demon Elite series. I could see Webb and Dario being the focus of this book from the events in the previous book. Webb’s problem with the age difference between himself and Dario nearly undoes the relationship before it even begins. Even as Dario openly cruises Webb as he helps Dario watch his mother, Webb is reluctant. With assurances from Dario and Credo that it doesn’t matter, it keeps coming up in Webb’s mind. When Dario is put in danger, Webb realizes that having Dario is what really matters. The major story arc of the series is wrapped up though I would have preferred that more of the team members were in on the action in the finish.
Once again Latrish Waters provides another great cover for this series. Webb is in a suit against a blue background with the Demon Elite crest in the corner again.
EBook, 107 pages
Edition Language: English
Published: January 13, 2017 by eXtasy Books
Series: Demon Elite
Crash (Demon Elite #1)
Wolf (Demon Elite #2)
Cosmo (Demon Elite #3)
Tanner & Shade (Demon Elite #4)