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"Really great supernatural romance"

In Chicago, research chemist Sophie Alexander desperately seeks to find the cure for the cancer that is killing her beloved ward, Kara. Sophie, who works for a cosmetics firm, knows she is one ingredient away from a youth elixir that will work wonders for her cherished Kara and make people younger. However, the clock ticks, as Kara does not have much longer to live so a few drinks later a desperate Sophie conjures up the Devil. The deal they make is her soul for the ingredient. The Devil returns to his abode and assigns incubus Cain the Slayer to the case.

Cain comes to Sophie in her dreams, but is under strict orders not to touch her. He soon knows what love is all about after over a millennium of not caring when he realizes that his victim willingly sacrificed everything for a child not even of her womb. Cain falls in love with Sophie and wants to help her fully knowing the cost of betraying his employer is eternal loneliness in the deepest pits of Hell.

Fans of paranormal romances filled with angels, incubi, and devils will relish A STRANGER'S DESIRE. The story line is fast-paced and at a superior level when it concentrates on either Kara's health or the weird lead couple relationship. Acceptance of a scientist doing an incantation seems a stretch, even as desperate as Sophie was while a taut subplot focused on industrial espionage but feels mundane when compared with the wild paranormal elements that make Kimberly Raye's novel into a unique engaging read.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 7, 2003

SUMMARY

Slain long before in a moment of despair, Cain was collected by the Evil One and forced into servitude. He became a demon with one purpose: to stalk the night, stripping away women's fears and tasting their desire. In their moment of ecstasy, he takes their souls. He's done so a thousand times and felt nothing. This time will be no different. But when he slips into Sophie Alexander's dreams, she evades his pursuit. In her kiss, there is sweet redemption. Love is no longer the trap he'd believed it to beŅand his lust is no longer a weapon but a tool. With it he will break his bonds, and together he and Sophie will overcome the evil that imprisons them and create a whole new world.

 

A Stranger's Desire
by Kimberly Raye

Love Spell
January 1, 2003
Available: January 6, 2003
ISBN #0505525046
EAN #9780505525048
368 pages
Paperback
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Dead End Dating
Sweet as Sugar, Hot as Spice
Sometimes Naughty, Sometimes Nice
Kiss Me Once, Kiss Me Twice
Burning Up
A Stranger's Kiss
The Pleasure Principle
Midnight Fantasies
Now and Forever
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