January 6, 2009
Maggie Donovan isn't interested in overthrowing a Faerie queen. She barely had time to kill the demon that devoured her fiancé. Then she comes home to find a scrumptious hunk in her living room who informs her that saving the Otherworld just happens to be her destiny, and Maggie realizes she may not have a choice . . .
Having boxed up the belongings for the latest addition of ex’s, Maggie Donovan heads over to his office to drop them off. The scene she walks in on may give her nightmares for the rest of her life, but she manages to survive the encounter and unwittingly sets a legacy in motion where she fills the starring role.
The appearance of Culhane, a warrior for the Faery queen, signals the start of Maggie’s training. While she understands the plight of Otherworld under Mab’s rule, she’d much rather hold on to her ‘normal’ life and continue painting store windows. Despite her best efforts to ignore Culhane, she finds herself left with little choice but to accept what destiny has in store for her.
Ms. Child brings her characters to life with a blend of fantasy, humor and seduction. With the Otherworld in upheaval readers may expect fast moving action to dominate the storyline, but Bedeviled unfolds at a much steadier pace. The secondary characters add interest, while the sizzling attraction between the heroine and her self appointed guardian heats up. This installment has a ‘happy for now’ ending, so I’m looking forward to seeing where the author takes us on our next trip to the Otherworld.
To learn more about Bedeviled, please visit Ms. Child’s website: HERE
Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews