Title: Payment Due
Author: D.J. Manly
Buy Link: Amazon.com
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense, GBLT (M/M)
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Ace Belmont collects debts and has been doing so since he lost his soul a long time ago. He hates his job and every time he makes a collection he hopes that it’s the last time so that he can atone for his sins. It was supposed to be just another collection. Ryder had made a promise years ago on the night of his high school prom, as his friend lay dying, that he would trade his soul to save him. Ace is on his way to collect on that promise. Then he meets Ryder.
When Ryder sees Ace it is as if he is mesmerized. That night he had the most phenomenal sex of his life when Ace takes him beyond his most erotic fantasies. Then Ace tells him why he is there and that he has to pay the piper if he wants to regain his soul. All he has to do is stop Steven Fulton, a professor at Carleton University, from becoming the next Prime Minister of Canada. If Ryder is successful Ace hopes that this time he will have paid his debt for the death of his lover Jesse almost 60 years ago.
Ryder soon realizes that in addition to the debt he has inherited something else, Jesse’s soul and deranged mind, and he feels his own mind slipping away as Jesse’s spirit tries to take control and possess him.
D.J. Manly paints a disturbing picture of a soul in crisis in Payment Due. This book is an engrossing and complicated tale as he merges the past and the present in a volatile cocktail. He uses his considerable imagination to bring the reader along for an unexpected ride. The sex is awesome, as usual, and probably exceeds D.J. Manly’s trademark high level of eroticism with all of those demons, but the plot is what draws you in and keeps you there until the last page. This book is a thrill ride from start to finish where even the demons rate a 10.
Some violent scenes in this book may not be suitable for everyone
This book was formerly reviewed for Literary Nymphs Reviews