Who knew a psycho murderess could be so entertaining while also charming me into letting go of a few deaths that she should have been held accountable for. Strangely, she was witty, funny, sexy and really a woman with a good heart if you can get past her killing tendencies. Throw in a boring, holds onto a vow to eternity, naive, serious, celibate demon with a mission to find Lucifer’s granddaughter’s pink dragon. The two are on a mission, wildly opposites, but attracted to each other anyway.
Working for Lucifer is right up the alley of these two. Katie didn’t have a great life as a human and right away you get her back story. She deflects with outrageous behavior that Lucifer adores and wants in his service. Katie is The Black Widow, sleep with ’em and kill ’em. Nobody knows she is The Black Widow, well, because she kills them before they can tell. Partnered with Xaphan, a half-demon enforcer, she can’t seem to tempt him as he resists her and treats her with respect even if he calls her names.
Xaphan is a half-demon who made a vow (so long ago) to a maiden, Roxanne, he fell in love with. He has stayed celibate for over three hundred years, thinking his sweet love has gone to heaven. When he meets the psycho, he struggles in her presence to even remember why he made that vow.
The two are hot on the trail of a pink dragon, conflicted with the emotions they have never felt and learning to dodge death in all its forms. This is one romance where you just go along for the ride meeting a sassy heroine in need of love and a serious demon needing to let loose. Luicier has to fill his army up some way, what better way than with a group of demon psycho babies! Never taken to seriously, it was a joy to let lose and go for a ride with these characters.
This can be read as a stand alone or with the series or even the original series. A fun afternoon read to get a really delightful ride!