Gothic outcast Natalie Sugarman bartered her soul for her dying mother’s life sixteen years ago to a boy demon that could stop time. Now, days before her twenty-first birthday, the lifelines on her palms are slowly vanishing, and she knows it’s just a matter of time before Satan’s little helper collects.
Natalie’s tried numerous times to kill the demon and regain control of her soul’s destiny, but she always falls short. When she decides to try and gain the element of surprise for her next attempt, Natalie seeks answers about his location from a freaky, glowing-eyed fortuneteller. Creeped out by the psychic’s methods, she bolts from the reading and misses the warning that the demon who stole her soul is always closer than she thinks.
After some strange incidents with her new boyfriend, including a hot, levitating sex session, she realizes he’s the grown-up version of her little nightmare and he’s returned to collect on their deal. Natalie must figure out how to win her soul back from the demon before her lifeline completely disappears and she becomes his forever—even if that means making a deal to damn three other souls to take her place.
I’m a fan of paranormal to begin with so when Michelle announced she was releasing her new adult paranormal Demon At My Door excited was an understatement; I was happy as the Geico piggy!
I had the honor of being a beta reader and I knew from page one this was going to be a good one. Demon At My Door isn’t your typical paranormal; yes, there’s Demons in it but there’s also secrets, mystery, romance and one helluva love triangle!!!
The story revolves around Natalie Sugarman, who at 5 yrs old makes a deal with a demon in order to save her mother’s life and the lasting after effects of that decision. The deal pretty much entails the demon coming back for her once she turns 21 and Nat’s hell bent on getting out of this predicament she got herself in by any means necessary…she’s not letting any demon come for her
I truly loved Natalie; she had a sense of humor and was fluent in sarcasm and snark (which I relate so well to!) and I found her inner thoughts in regards to the demon boy hilarious especially all the names she had for him. She rarely used the same nickname for him twice lol…but Nat was also self depreciating, vulnerable and lonely deep down. One of the after effects of her deal was the continued appearance of the demon freak which understandably, would cause her to freak out, usually in public garnering her the reputation of the towns certifiable nutcase and people went out of their way to make her feel unwanted and unwelcomed. This is where I felt for her, Michelle has this ability to really make you feel the emotions of her characters, you feel Natalie’s loneliness and sadness and her longing to be accepted.
She finally thinks she’s going to get her chance at acceptance when she and her next door neighbor and friend Mr. Popular Stewart start seeing each other (don’t get me started on Stew, I’ll be here forever but I knew from the start he’d be a dick of magnum proportions, no pun intended)
Rick is tall, good looking and mysterious and a pain in Stew’s rear from the word go! Don’t get me wrong Stewart is good looking too but not like Rick; Rick is tattooed, dark and mysterious with just a hint of danger but also a romantical sweetheart!!! I loved every second Stew spent jealous of Rick! Natalie finds herself being drawn to both of them, one for reasons she can justify and one for reasons she just can’t quite pinpoint. I really enjoyed the twists and turns thru the whole story and uncovering who’s who and who is and isn’t who or what you thought they were and Michelle does a fabulous job at keeping you guessing and entertaining you. I’m really looking forward to a second book because although we do get an ending there is so much more I’d love to read about with these characters!!!
Michelle’s shown what a talent for writing she’s got being able to go from erotica to new adult flawlessly!
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