Pardon the pun, but I usually find demon romances hotter than hell and Cynthia Eden’s Midnight’s Master is no exception. It combines the right amount of steamy chemistry with just enough suspense to make it well worth a trip to the bookstore.
Holly Storm, an up and coming reporter in Atlanta, knows that there’s another side to the reality all humans think they understand since she’s discovered the well-hidden world of demons and vampires that coexists along our own. When a murderer begins eliminating her demonic sources of information, there’s only one man she can turn to for answers: Niol Lapen, Atlanta’s very own Level 10 demon and one of the most powerful demons alive. Unfortunately for Holly, Niol thinks she’s a pesky reporter and he wants her completely out of the way as he seeks answers.
As Niol, the unofficial king of the hidden dark world searches for clues, he wants nothing to do with the electricity that exists between himself and Holly. However, when it becomes apparent that she is the link between the murders, his primitive urges kick into action and he can’t deny the attraction or the possessiveness he feels for her.
The chemistry between the couple captured me from the beginning. He’s a danger she just can’t resist and I don’t blame her. Niol is a hugely attractive, powerful, arrogant male – just the type of guilty pleasure hero I like. He’s possessive and protective and takes care of business. Though he is a bad boy, he has a good side too, evident in his desire to keep demons safe. Holly is determined, but also knows her weaknesses. When Niol puts bodyguards on her, she doesn’t try to shake them or do anything risky, unlike many heroines. My only problem with her character is that she handles a problem that revolves around her a little too well, something I didn’t find completely believable.
The action of the story revolves around the main couple and focuses on them. However, to be fair, their characters are somewhat two-dimensional and you don’t see much of the motivations behind their actions other than attraction. The suspense element is easy to solve, even though it was suspenseful enough to keep me glued to the action of the story.
I thoroughly enjoyed Cynthia Eden’s demonic adventure and will have to pick up more of the books in this series. Midnight’s Master is a quick, steamy, and entertaining read and certainly a good way to spend a day.