The Devil You Know was an Ok Read but the relationships seemed weird.
Bastion a Beloved is sent on a mission to kill the lord protector of Illia. He is to ensnare him with Sex. When He encounters Vashi and is strongly attracted he can't do anything that's not part of the mission though, to fail in the mission is to die and Vashi might die with him. To succeed though is to loose Vashi, What does Bastion to decide between Love or Death?
This book was an OK read and it has interesting story line.
Years of training have turned Bastian into a sublimely sexual weapon, capable of pulling magic to enthrall. His mission is to captivate the overlord, then kill him, when years of violent revolts had failed. Vashi wasn’t meant for Bastian’s snares, but passion catches him up in them.
Sex to Bastian is means to an end and a method of control. But Vashi shows him pleasure in sex, and that the magic Bastian can use is stronger when the two of them are as one.
Unfortunately, Bastian’s mission is a cruel and harsh one. One that demands complete and total submission, and Bastian has been purchased, body and soul. If he fails, Bastian’s people are at risk of losing their lives as much as their freedom. If he succeeds, he may lose Vashi. As ever, the devil is in the details.