Review: Caught in the Glow by Eva Chase
When she was a child, Avery Harmen watched her father die at the hands of a Glower–a breed of demon that feeds on dreams of fame and glory. Now she secretly protects the rising stars of Los Angeles from the demons that prey on them, determined to make sure her clients never suffer the same fate.
Then Avery finds herself assigned to Colin Ryder, a young indie rocker who just landed a major label deal. Colin is cocky, rebellious, a brilliant musician, and already in the Glowers’ sights. He’s also far too hot for Avery to ignore the chemistry between them–especially when she gets to know the tender side behind his celebrity facade.
Though Avery knows she’s falling too fast, she’s willing to risk heartbreak if fanning the flames of attraction distracts Colin from his Glower-tempting antics. But Colin is keeping a secret of his own, one so big it will put both her heart and his soul on the line.
The first book in The Glower Chronicles, a steamy New Adult paranormal series.
I was really intrigued by the concept of this book, the idea of a demon which was attracted to creative success, who would latch on to someone who was naturally creative, inspire their confidence so that it could feed off of their success. This was interesting, it was different and I felt there was so much which could be done in terms of building and growing a story around these Glower demons.
Avery first encounters a demon as a child when she see’s one feeding from her father, a successful musician who, as a result of his ‘deal with the devil’ kills himself. She now works for an agency which tries to prevent Glowers from attaching to creative artists and tries to ensure that they stay safe and alive.
When she is assigned to Colin an up and coming musician she takes on more than she bargains for. Colin is the kind of person who magnetises Glowers and is magnetising to Avery.
I felt that the relationship between Colin and Avery was depicted very well, it was carefully built and well written. What did disappoint me though was the lack of storyline given to the Glower and the paranormal aspect of this novel. I felt there were so many avenues this story could have taken, so much more suspense that could have been built, potential drama and/or battles which could have happened but I felt this part of the storyline was put to the side as more of an afterthought.
Thanks to Ink Spark Press for the ARC via NetGalley so I could review this book.
Title: Caught in the Glow
Series: The Glower Chronicles
Author: Eva Chase
Genre: Romance, Paranormal
Publisher: Ink Spark Press
Publication Date: 13 October 2015
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback