Title: Familiar Demon
Series: Familiar Love #2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Publication date: February 12, 2019
Length: 241 Pages
Reviewed by Erin
Familiar Love: Book Two For over a century, Edward Youngblood has been the logical one in a family of temperamental magical beings. But reason has not made him immune to passion, and Edward’s passion for Mullins, the family’s demon instructor, has only grown. Mullins was lured into hell through desperation—and a fatal mistake. He’s done his best to hang onto his soul in the twisted realm of the underworld, and serving the Youngblood family when summoned has been his only joy. Edward concocts a plan to spring Mullins by collecting a series of items to perform an ancient ritual—an idea that terrifies Mullins. He can’t bear the thought of losing Edward and his brothers to a dangerous quest. But every item in their collection is an adventure in brotherhood and magic, and as Mullins watches from the sidelines, he becomes more and more hopeful that they will succeed. When the time comes for Mullins to join the mission, can he find enough faith and hope to redeem himself and allow himself happiness in the arms of a man who would literally go to hell and back—and beyond—to have Mullins by his side?
Do you ever finish a book and go something like ... holy cow, I can't believe all of that just happened?! This was my exact reaction when I finished Amy Lane's Familiar Demon. I also took a deep breath and sighed happily but that's often the case with one of Amy's books.
Familiar Demon is the second book in her Familiar Love series and if you haven't read the first book, Familiar Angel, I HIGHLY recommend you read that first before diving into this one. There is some serious and important world building that takes place in the first book and you'll miss quite a lot of necessary back story if you start with book two. That being said, Familiar Demon was one wild ride! Funny and suspenseful and so much action that starts right away that you need to be ready to strap in and just hang on.
I'll be honest, reading about magical beings and shape shifters is not my go to kind of book, but having read Familiar Angel, and loved it--I mean it's Amy so of course it was fabulous!--I knew I couldn't wait to get back to this world of Amy's. Edward Youngblood has been in love with Mullins for a very long time, too bad Mullins is a demon and lives in Hell. Literally, he lives in Hell. But, love knows no boundaries and Edward and his brothers come up with a way to save Mullins...even if they might die trying to do it. Let me tell you, Familiar Demon is one wild adventure after another as Edward and the boys race against time in order to save Mullins. I found myself gasping out loud more than a few times during the action packed sequences and due to Amy's magical (see what I did there?!) way with words, I felt I was right along side Edward, Harry, Francis and the rest of the gang.
There are funny moments, many of them. And with any Amy Lane book you know you're going to get the romance too, and man, those parts hit me right in the feels. Like many of you, I'm such a sucker for a good do anything for love kind of romance! I found myself loving every minute I spent in this crazy world Amy has given us and I really couldn't turn the pages fast enough. There were so many twists and turns and I was on the edge of my seat. Full of danger and mayhem and laughs, Familiar Demon was everything I'd hoped it would be. The dual POV's added a lot because seeing things from both Mullins and Edward's side was such fun. I can't wait for the next book, I'm really hoping it's Francis and Beltrane! Really, y'all, do yourselves a huge favor and check out both books in the series. It might not be what you're used to in romance, but I can guarantee you'll be so happy you read them by the time you're done!
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