Title: Love Tokens
Author: Megan Derr
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: February 22, 2017
Buy link: Amazon.com
Genre(s): Paranormal Mystery/Romance
Page Count: ~52
Reviewed by: Steph
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.25 stars out of 5
Chanda is the Lord of Honey Flower House, which caters to those who have a taste for the paranormal between the sheets. Being an incubus makes him all the better at the job, even if it also leaves him lonely.
Then a demon appears on his doorstep in search of a missing person, and Chanda is quickly reminded why he prefers the relatively quiet life as master of a pleasure house—but also reminds him of a bitter past he’s tried to leave behind, and dreams he gave up on a long time ago.
Okay, I am a sucker for paranormal books. This one happens to have caught my attention with two simple words: Incubus and Demon. I don’t know about you, but there are so many vamp/wolf books out there that those two words alone sold me on the book.
So begins the very sort tale of an Incubus by the name of Chanda, spurned by a demon long ago whom he thought he was destined for. Even though time has passed, he has never quite healed from the betrayal. Therefore, when a demon by the name of Azar comes to his establishment on the trail of a missing nobleman, Chanda’s world seems to tilt on its axis. Soon it becomes a game of who can find said nobleman first. Along the way, his defenses start to lower around Azar and he finds himself working with the demon.
There is a lot going in this story, which surprisingly worked well for such a short read. There were only a couple of things I was a bit disappointed in. One being there is an Incubus that owns a pleasure house. So, if you are like me then you are thinking it will be a HOT and steamy read. Well, not so much. Don’t get me wrong there is a couple of scenes, but the book is more geared towards the mystery part of the story.
In the end, you finally are able to understand the meaning of the title “Love Token.” With this, Chanda’s remaining defenses fall and he completely gives himself over to Azar.