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The Evil Next Door by Mary Abshire

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Soul Catcher, 6

Jessie is enjoying life as she settles into her new home with Jeremy in New Mexico. She's ready to fulfill her agreement with the demon, but the doctor delays her plans. While she continues to recover from her ordeal with the VETOV, she learns women on the Indian reservation next door are being abused, raped, and sometimes murdered. Jessie starts her own investigation and with the help of a Chief, she's able to trace years of mistreatment to three men.

But Jeremy doesn't want her risking her life. Seeking to protect her, he pleads with her to let him handle the issue. Tension between the two escalates as she takes matters into her own hands. When he proves his devotion to her in ways she never imagined, she discovers her true feelings for the demon. Together, will they be able to end the violence toward women on the reservation?

 

Excerpt:

The screen door squealed before we reached the kitchen. Jeremy stepped inside, then closed the front door.

"Is everything okay now?" I asked as I approached him.

He secured the lock before he faced me. "I don't want you investigating this matter anymore."

Staring at him, I felt as if I'd been punched in the gut. "Have you no compassion for those women?"

"I do, but your life means more to me."

His response didn't surprise me given the extremes he'd taken to save me and provide me a good life. But his excuse still angered me.

"I can't stop. Those women need help."

"Not from you."

"Then who?" I asked in an elevated tone while I threw up my arms. "The police don't do anything. Nobody helps them. Women are—"

"Stop," he said loudly. "I will not let you get involved. You are mine to protect and I will do it as I see fit."

His words lit a fire within me. I wouldn't stand by and let him tell me what to do. Did he think he could control me because I didn't have any money, a job, or any friends outside his circle? I didn't have any of those things, but I was alive and free. While I would honor our deal, I would not allow him to push me around. And I refused to be treated like a glass doll. Temper shooting through the roof, I balled my hands and stepped toward him.

"You do not own me. I own my life and my soul. Not you." Fury strengthened my voice. Staring into his eyes, I moved closer and he stepped back. "If you think for one second you can control me, think again." He bumped into the door and I stood inches from him. "I am not afraid of you."

His eyes widened as realization slapped him in the face. He grabbed hold of my arms, then spun me around until my back hit the door. Before I could take my next breath, he covered my mouth with his. The kiss stunned me and I didn't want it. I was too outraged. Then, he claimed my tongue and sucked on it. I tried to ignore the intensity of his desire and pushed my hands on his chest. He wouldn't budge. He took hold of my wrists, then pinned them to the door. Body pressed to mine, he rubbed his groin against my belly. My nipples hardened while heat swelled within me. The feel of his solid erection transformed my anger in a flash. When he pushed his length against me again, I wanted nothing more than to have him buried deep inside me.

I moaned under his kiss while I struggled to breathe. My fight to stop him quickly ended, but he continued to pin me to the door. Body wet with need, I yearned for him. He stroked my tongue and I returned the same care. He let go of my wrists, then slid one of his hands between us. While he sought to touch me, I did the same to him. I slipped my hand into his sweat pants and quickly found my prize. It was thick and hard and I never wanted to let go.

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  1. I'm in heaven right now... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Oct 2016

    **Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for honest review.**

    It's no surprise, if you've read my other reviews of this series, that I am strongly on Team Jeremy and have been since the first book. I saw the two demons to be an inevitable pairing but I wasn't sure how long it would last. I am happy to say that it shall last forever! *fist pump into the air*

    After the incident with Drake, Jessie is in a rough place. But she isn't alone. The full-blooded demon, Jeremy, is determined to keep Jessie safe and provide the life that she deserves. This doesn't come without complications, of course, as Jessie tries to heal from her wounds (physical and emotional). Trusting Jeremy with her safety is easy, but giving him her heart is entirely different.

    Settling in New Mexico gives Jessie the space she needs, plenty of sunshine, and even a mystery to solve. Because we all know that our half-demon just can't sit still and do nothing! She discovers that local women are being abused and the police have practically ignored the allegations. Adamant to find justice for these women, Jessie will fight everyone that gets in her way. Even Jeremy.

    Needless to say, I loved this book! The romance between Jessie and Jeremy was a slow burn and I understood why the author chose to do it this way. After such a strong coupling between Jessie and Drake, it wouldn't have made sense for Jessie to fall straight into another's arms. While I would have liked to see more action between our new couple, the sexual tension was enormous.

    The ending left me satisfied. I was happy to hear that Alan had found his mate by the end of this series and I hope that Ryan, Shawn, and all of the other secondary characters get their happy endings, too. The mystery wraps up nicely and we get a glimpse of the next step in life for Jeremy and Jessie. In all, a good conclusion to a long and winding journey.

    In closing...
    I enjoyed this series! In all, I would give it a solid four suns with a little extra for the last book. If you like paranormal romance, this series should definitely go on your TBR. Five suns!

    Full review on Up 'Til Dawn Book Blog


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