For as long as she can remember, Fatal has lived amongst the Navajo within her grandfather's tribe, but now she has been banished to a life of solitude due to the demons that stalk her. The feeling of mistrust runs deep as she struggles to decide which side of the divide she truly belongs. After being cast aside and shown cruelty at the hands of her grandfather's people, Fatal refuses the affection that the demon family she's never known show her, thinking instead that her independence is more important than finding something worth holding on to.
Orobus, lower level Prince of Hell, seeks to earn Fatal's trust and lead her away from the misguided ways she's learned at the hands of people who mistreated her. Breaking through the hard shell she's erected around herself proves to be much harder than anticipated and the punishment from lack of experience in her demonic ways will prove to be much more painful than necessary, but Orobus refuses to let Fatal believe she's not worth every lash of the whip he receives.
How can you not fall for a guy who willingly throws himself into the line of fire meant for you? Although Orobus comes off cocky, arrogant, and a bit 'jerkish', he also cares deeply and refuses to be pushed away when it's obvious that Fatal needs a hero. Independent, strong willed, and stubborn are possibly Fatal's best attributes but they're also her greatest weaknesses. The chemistry between Orobus and Fatal is unexplainable but definitely evident in the way they possess each other through sex. It's after the physical attraction has been sated that they both realize how much they need one another and so the painful healing process begins.
I really appreciated the combination of both the Navajo culture mixed with that of a demon as it made for a unique and interesting storyline. Fast paced and full of interesting characters/creatures, this story sets up an interesting dynamic in the demon realm. In the end, I got the impression that this can't be all there is, when characters from the story start staking their claim in the plotline spotlight. This is my first Mahalia Levey read and I'll definitely be on the lookout for more of her work.
Born of a Navajo healer and a high-level prince of Hell, Fatal is forced to return to her mother’s tribe to study their healing arts, away from demon hands. But, with her tutelage comes cruel segregation and disrespect. When her life suddenly comes under demon attack, she’s cast away from the only home she knows. Exiled, Fatal sets out armed with her knowledge and fighting skills to annihilate any threat against her.
Oracle by birth, Prince Orobus rules as his Leige commands, until intel comes his way providing him with images of his mate’s participation at a seedy club, well known for it’s sexual domination fight pit. Incensed, he’s thrust in the fight of his life—to claim his woman. Come Hell or high water, he will take care of what is rightfully his, even if it means making her face both sides of her heritage and teaching her there is no shame.
Paranormal/Demonic/Erotic/Light Bondage/ Dark Punishment by whip. Anal Sex, Voyeurism. This is a re-issued book.