In retrospect, Sean really shouldn’t have summoned that demon. In his defense, he honestly thought the spell was fake.
Well, it turns out demons exist. See exhibit A: Gideon, the demon currently residing in Sean’s living room. True, he doesn’t look so much “dark lord” as “tall, dark, and handsome,” but he’s shockingly powerful, and despite his wisecracks and nonstop innuendo, his purpose is sinister.
Sean’s soul in exchange for a favor: that’s Gideon’s bargain, and he won’t settle for anything less. Sean may be new to the demon-summoning business, but even he can see that’s a bad idea.
So…how do you un-summon a demon? Unfortunately, the answer lies at the other end of a thousand-mile road trip, with Gideon riding shotgun. A lecherous demon makes a terrible road trip companion–when he’s not trying to talk Sean out of his soul, he’s trying to talk him out of his pants, and that might be just as dangerous. It’d be easy to say no if Gideon were pure evil, but the more Sean gets to know him, the more he starts to wonder if a demon could be a decent person. Between Gideon’s charm, good looks, and unexpected warmth, Sean has to keep a tight grip on his virtue.
And to make things worse, there’s another demon on their tail who will see this bargain completed at any cost–even if that means destroying them both. Time is running out in the race to keep their lives–and Sean’s soul–intact. Can Sean and Gideon find a way to work together before the road ahead becomes a literal highway to Hell?
I really liked it ☺!
Gideon reminded me a lot of Lucifer (on TV) –he’s good looking, dresses well and is very aware of his charms. Sean is cute in his imperfection (a bit of a slob, slacker type). It’s amusing to see Gideon struggling to understand how Sean can resist his tempting offers. This is a funny, interesting take on the whole ‘deal with the devil’ trope. I liked that Gideon never completely reformed, but he did get better. Really a fun read!
4 stars out of 5
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