When you are a high-powered attorney
who also has several art galleries, not to mention a known
party girl, you would think that would be enough to keep you
busy. But for Gillian Caruthers these are only her
secondary jobs, her first one is that of a Guardian Key
along with her sisters. Since only a very few people can
ever know this, they keep it quiet and use the other aspects
of her life to make sure people focus on the outrageous
rather than the overwhelming.
Arath is the new Demon King and unlike
any demon Gillian has ever met. He actually looks normal,
well unless you totally get him mad and then you can really
tell his background. Arath has little love for anyone from
Earth and that includes the demon world’s guardian. Arath
has an even closer connection to Gillian, one they both will
come to find out later.
Gillian and Arath are attracted to each
other but when your job is seen as a demon assassin, what
are the chances? When they meet, the universe is about to
go crazy. Gillian and Arath have no time to get to know
each other in any form before they are going to need to work
together. But when you don’t have time to develop trust or
even a friendship that makes it very difficult to know what
to believe, for both of them. Somehow creatures from every
world are getting on to Earth and causing trouble. Gillian
and Arath have to find the trust, friendship and maybe even
love in order to help defeat the darkness surrounding them.
The Demon King and I is
the first book in a new world of characters from Ms.
Havens. Gillian is the oldest of the Caruthers sister, who
are all also Guardian Keys. Arath has taken over the
kingship of the demon world and therefore requests his key’s
appearance. I found it funny that both Gillian and Arath
were expecting to dislike each other just on job description
alone. Even funnier was the fact that the sparks I found
from them were not the “dislike” type but rather the “want
you” type. I also enjoyed the complexities to be found in
the other world that Gillian inhabitants. I found myself
putting off doing other things so I could keep reading.
The Demon King and I has rich characters and a
complexity while having the humor that I expect from Ms.
Havens. This will be going on my keeper shelf and I am
impatiently waiting for the next sister’s story.