Burn by Suzanne Wright
Series: Dark in You #1
Published by Piatkus on June 30, 2015
Genres: Erotic, Fantasy Romance, PNR, Romance
Part of a small demon lair in North Las Vegas, tattooist Harper Wallis lives a pretty simple life. That changes overnight when she discovers that her psychic mate, or ‘anchor’, is a guy who’s rumored to be the most powerful demon in existence. Compelling, full of secrets and armed with raw sexuality, Knox Thorne is determined to claim her as his anchor, creating a psychic bond that will prevent their inner demons from ever turning rogue. The billionaire also wants Harper in his bed. She’s not so sure she wants either of those things. No one seems to know what breed of demon Knox is, only that he’s more dangerous than anything she’s ever before encountered. But he refuses to walk away. And when an unknown danger starts closing in on Harper, it seems that Knox is the only one who can keep her safe.
As Prime of his Las Vegas lair and a successful businessman, Knox Thorne is used to being in control. He’s also used to people fearing and obeying him. Harper does neither, which unexpectedly amuses him. Unpredictable, elusive, and complex, she draws Knox and his inner demon like nothing ever has. Knox is used to getting what he wants, and he wants Harper. He’ll have her, and he’ll keep her safe from the threat that looms over her. Because Knox protects what’s his. He won’t allow anyone to take her from him. Even if it will mean letting the demon inside him rise and wreak the havoc it was created to make.
So much info-dumping going on here that I had to check to make sure I wasn’t carrying stuff for other people.
So, I cannot remember where I first heard about Burn. In all honesty, it could be GR’s silly recommendation engine because I read Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews and the titles are similar. Could be. Do not know. Regardless, what encouraged me to read Burn was the cover: I really like the cover! I like the black of Thorne’s eyes and the way you can’t tell if the hair is only Harper’s or if it is both of their hair combined.
Once I started reading Burn…I finished because it was modestly interesting and I kinda enjoyed learning about this new (to me) demon system. It was…strange to say the least. The demons are complete entities unto themselves that include feelings and the ability to take over the host body to speak. I thought the idea of the demons living in dens and ruled by a Prime (alpha?) – sorta like werewolves – was quite interesting. It was a bit different.
Burn also is chock-full of that issue that hurts a lot of “first in a series” books: info dump. There was soooo much info-dumping/explaining going on that I…was irritated. Much too much info dumping for me to be comfortable.
Outside of the social structure of the demons – I have to say that Burn didn’t engage me as much as I expected. It’s difficult for me to remember what happened and I just finished.
But all in all, the take on demons is different and new. I didn’t enjoy the politics but the romance is fun.