Drop Dead Demon, Possessive Love by B. Ripley

What if your childhood imaginary friend turned out to be a real being? What would you do? Drop Dead Demon is the next standalone in the Possessive Love series.

From the blurb:

From the moment I first saw Brady, I knew he was my mate. He thought I was just his imaginary friend and I let him believe that because at his side, I felt more complete than I ever had before. I didn’t mean to ever leave him, but I didn’t have much of a choice. I may be a Prince of Hell, but my father’s rule is absolute and out of his fear that I will someday overpower him, he had me imprisoned when I was just a child.
But, I was freed.
Rescued from where I’ve been held for far too many years, the only thing on my mind is claiming Brady as mine. I have lingered in the darkness without him for so long that seeing him now is like a breath of fresh air, but he’s starting to change. My father may have worried about who I would become, but it’s my mate he truly should have feared.
He is beautiful.
He is terrifying.
He is mine.

As a lonely child, Roth was the only thing I could count on. It didn’t matter that he wasn’t real, my imaginary friend was there when I needed someone. Roth meant everything when nobody else would let themselves get close to me. When I got older, he disappeared as make-believe things are supposed to and I put childhood behind me, moving on into a career on the runway as a sought after fashion model.
But Roth is back.
He says he’s a demon and I am his mate. We were created for each other, he tells me, but there are beings conspiring to keep us apart. They’re scared of what he will become when he claims me, but they should have feared me instead because I am no longer the lonely little boy I once was.
I am loved.
I am powerful.
I am his.

Angel's Review:

Wow! Drop Dead Demon is such a captivating read! The main characters are written so well, you'll fall in love with both of them. Roth's child-like curiosity about the world, and Brady, with his battered and lonely take on the world, complemented each other so well. These two have a lot to work through, but they get there in the end, together.

I am so impressed by how this book was written and constructed. We got years worth of backstory told from both characters' point of view, which I loved. Sometimes when POVs keep switching, it's not always done well, or can get confusing. But! That didn't happen here. The dual POVs really made this story stand out and added another depth to this really incredible book. 

The way B. Ripley wrote these characters, you are bound to connect to each and every one of them. Not just the MC's, but the phenomenal side characters! I adore Milo. He's Brady's best friend and Roth's older brother. I really enjoyed learning more about him throughout this story. Creed was another great side character! I adored his closeness with Roth, and how both Roth and Brady wanted to keep him. 

I was so shocked by who the 'bad guy' actually was! And to think, that person was under their noses all along. So as far as the mystery component goes, the author nailed it!! This book has great world building, wonderful MC's, a fantastic supporting cast, and terrifying sounding creatures that Brady somehow compares them to cats. 

I really hope we eventually get Milo and Kazmeus's story at some point, and hopefully soon!! I want their story so bad! 

This book was truly incredible. I highly recommend you go get yourself a copy! 

Rating: 5 Stars

SNik's Review:

Part of a multi-author series (Possessive Love) but all are standalone stories. Paranormal. 

Brady’s only childhood friend was Roth, the young demon that would visit him at night, but everyone has an imaginary friend when they are young, don’t they? Roth has always known Brady was his intended mate, but being abused and imprisoned by his father, Lucifer keeps them apart for years until Roth finally escapes. Now Brady has to accept that there are demons, and he is meant only for Roth, being told that they are destined to complete a bond that will cement their love and make them very powerful. 

The first part of this story was compelling, Roth never wavers in his commitment to Brady and the innocence of their childhood friendship was sweet. The intrigue behind the possibility of their power as a couple becoming important was interesting, and they were supported by some secondary characters that have their own mysterious backgrounds. 

Every time Brady and Roth were together on the page was swoony, a little possessive, a little spicy, and a little romantic.

Rating: 4.25 Stars

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