A deadly lover. His perfect mate. Asher is everything Aria’s never dared to imagine: sexy, confident, and rich. But if she convinces him to take her to his bed . . . her first time may be her last.
Incubus Asher Chain seduces every woman he meets whether he wants to or not, and refuses to let anyone grow close to him. Until the alluring, tattooed waitress Aria Hyacinthe admits she’s been living in her car. Enthralled by her unusual beauty – and terrified he’ll succumb to his deadly, incubus needs – Asher offers her a place to stay.
Living in Asher’s loft above his gym, Aria’s desire for his body is growing more urgent with every touch. Used to being the backward, shy one, in his presence she becomes fierce, captivating, and breaks down Asher’s walls against all his attempts to keep his distance. She has no clue that if he gives in to her passionate pleas, she won’t survive the night, just like all the other women who have fallen victim to his charms.
But the deeper Asher and Aria fall in love, the harder he must fight the incubus in his soul, demanding her life.
Sensuality Level: Spicy
****4 Holy-Mother-Of-God, Bone Chilling, Amazing, Captivating, Enthralling, Wild, Erotic, Sensational, Flaming, Orgasmic, Fuck-tas-tic and Asherlicious Stars!!!!!!
An incubus (nominal form constructed from the Latin verb, incubo, incubare, or “to lie upon”) is a demon in male form who, according to a number of mythological and legendary traditions, lies upon sleepers, especially women, in order to have sexual intercourse with them. Also known as demon lover. An incubus may pursue sexual relations with a woman in order to father a child, as in the legend of Merlin. Religious tradition holds that repeated intercourse with an incubus may result in the deterioration of health, or even death.
“This moment was the worst. For most men, I’m sure it was the best-a beautiful woman beneath me, happy from the pleasure I bestowed upon her, stroking the muscles of my chest with admiration. But I wasn’t most men, and this moment meant I was once again a killer and the worst type of monster. I didn’t want this life of murder for survival. I didn’t want this curse.” ~ Asher
HOLY-MOTHER-OF-GOD!!!!! I didn’t know what I was getting into when I was given this book to review. I knew it was a paranormal romance. To be honest, I’m not much of a PNR kind of gal. Out of the 119 books I have read according to Goodreads, this is the 8th one I’ve read. The last 7 was really good so I guess with my luck, this should be equally good as well. And boy was I right on the money! With little knowledge of the paranormal world, I had to Google what is an incubus. The last book I read was about Fae and Witches. For someone who’s not really into PNR, this book really captured my interest. I couldn’t put it down but had to since I was sleep deprived from my last read. My reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 was because I wished the authors would have spend some time and thought explaining to why Asher was cursed and why his twin sister Gypsy wasn’t since they were siblings. They explained clearly on another part of the story which I can’t discuss since it would contain spoilers. I also hope that the copy I received was not the final one since there were many incomplete lines that breaks up and drops to the next line even though they are complete sentences (I hope I make sense).
“The vigorous thrum of orgasm rippled through me from head to toe.”
That’s the first line of the book. How can one not be hooked by it already? Fucking impossible!
At 22 years old, Asher Chain is a sexy billionaire playboy with a horrid dark past and a curse that will harbor within him for eternity with no means of escape. Asher is an Incubus, a monster that feeds on female human energy and aura through orgasmic sex to survive. Not bad right? NOT! See, every time Asher has sex, his partner dies, no one survives to see another day. In six years, Asher has fucked 43 women to their death. Asher is no monster from my point of view, he didn’t choose to have this curse bestow on him. He has a twin sister, Gypsy but she was the fortunate twin to be born normal.
It was 6 months after their parents died, at the age of 16, he claimed his first victim, his girlfriend that he dated for a year. Imagine how devastating that was. I can’t even bring myself to imagine the horrific image of his dead girlfriend in my head. As Asher lost his virginity, he also somehow awaken the sexual appetite of the Incubus monster within him. Since Gypsy was the only trusted person and family he’s got, he told her. She was his rock, one that know and understood he was a killer and assured him that there’s nothing he could do to change the fact and comfort him that this in no way was his fault. Gypsy may not show emotions very often, he knows she loved him regardless with flaws and all. He kills and she cover up his crime by cleaning up the bodies expertly masking their death however she sees fit. There was definitely no lack of gratitude for his sister’s efficiency at dealing with his condition. So as not to let him escape the hideous crime, the sins he committed, he has his sister tattoo tiny little dots on his forearm, 43 victims, 43 dots.
Since Asher loathe the demon that harbors inside him, he refused to succumb to his needs to kill. Years passed and somehow he became stronger and was able to reduce his need to recharge to once every 6 months. His effort to reduce the urge to kill and recharge does not come as an easy feat. To keep his need to have sex at bay, he become a Personal Trainer. He was told that the release of endorphins both his and his clients during exercise was similar to that during sex.
Asher do not take rejection very well. With his wealth, status and irresistible charm, he gets what he wants until he met Aria. Aria was a feisty, blue haired homeless girl living in her car. After what her mother did, she took off hoping to travel the world but instead, she travel from town to town saving up whatever money she can make so she can fulfill her dream. Her constant traveling brought her to Duluth and into the proximity of Asher. Aria was fit, sexy and unaffected by his charm. She was a tantalizing challenge and he was more than happy to play along.
The moment they met, there was an instant desire for each other. The sexual tension was electrifying. He desires her, he feels the need to bury himself inside her even if the outcome was a horrific one. The moment he found out that Aria was homeless, he open up his home to her so they can become friends. Between meeting Aria and befriending her, Asher realized that he wants her but didn’t want to kill her. He want to see if he can take it slow until he figures out a way to have her without ending in death. The more time he spent with Aria and for the first time in years, he realized that he’s falling in love with her. Will his love be reciprocated? Will Asher find a way to have a real relationship with Aria and have sex with her without ending tragically?
This is a story full of passion, guilt, sexual tension, affection, orgasmic sex, doubts and determinations that you will want to delve into. This is a stand alone novel and no cliffhanger at all which I was glad since I absolutely hate cliffies even though they open up to more possibility to further a story. I may be overstepping but I honestly think there should be more to be written since there are some new characters that surfaced at the end of the story and maybe my curiosity can be curbed as to why Asher was cursed. Gypsy focused all her time into taking care of Asher’s welfare that she pretty much does not have a personal life. But after this book, she’ll have all the time in the world to maybe, just maybe find herself a man so I think maybe the authors should give her a book of her own? I truly enjoyed reading about Asher, Aria and Gypsy. I highly recommend this read to all who enjoys Paranormal Romances. You will not regret it, I promise. **Lady H