Deep in Crimson (A Return to Sanctuary Novel); Sarah Gilman
Summary from Amazon:
“Kidnapped by humans and raised in a research facility, Jett was taught to believe his own race of demons insidious and violent. But a friendship with the archangel Raphael shatters Jett’s reality. Caught between two worlds, his first months of freedom find him lingering on the fringes of his home colony, Sanctuary.
When the human who stole Jett captures another demon youth from Sanctuary, Jett learns of the real plan—to steal Raphael’s archangel grandchildren. Jett wants to bring his captor to justice, but he must overcome the lies from his past and join forces with the demon Guardians, and the demon child’s older sister, Lexine.
Irresistible attraction grows between Jett and Lexine, but Lexine’s prophetic dreams of being mated to a poacher make her wary. And if Jett goes through the all-consuming process of becoming a Guardian, he may forfeit any chance they have of being together.”
From the moment I began reading this book I knew I was in for something special, the author immediately pulls the reader in when she starts the novel with action from the first page, Jett, a demon living on the outside of known Demon civilization, picks up on a scent he does not wish to ever smell – demon blood and humans intertwined – she immediately throws us into Jett’s subconscious trying to block it out while intermingling his overriding innate need to protect. He fights with himself to try and not go after whatever it is, however, he is unable to win that battle and ends up going after the group. From that moment onward his path with Lexine, a female demon whose younger brother, Bryce, the demon he smelled, collides and it would seem that fate has pre-determined these two are destined to be together. He is trying his hardest to avoid falling for Lexine, but finds her mere presence soothing to the battles raging inside of him – she is trying to run from her prophetic dreams – together they may be able to overcome seeming odds and be one.
I really enjoyed this novel, it is one I would readily re-read in a heartbeat and it left me wanting more – I want to know more about the archangels that reside within Eden. I want to know more of Jett’s history – who were his parents? We get some small insight into who they were as people and how they perished, but I would love nothing more for the author to go back in time and tell us their story. Tell us the story of Raphael and his mate! In a nut shell I was left wanting more! I am thankful to see there’s more from this group of characters, but to me that’s not enough! I crave more! I highly recommend this book to anyone who is into the paranormal romance/adventure genre. This series looks at the world where the humans have their pre-conceived notions and the demon/archangel populations are trying to undo those notions in hopes of living peacefully within their sanctuaries.
**this review written after receiving a pre-published copy of the transcript from Entangled Publishing, I was not paid for my review**