Its blurb doesn’t adequately convey the complexity and intense nature of The Devil’s Breath by A. Nybo. This story is deeply engaging and full of suspense.
When Henri finds himself trapped and in the throes of a massive panic attack, kind soul Birch can’t help but step up and try to assist. Birch is a gentle man who understands horses more than he does people and, as Henri reminds him of a skittish steed, the techniques for his equine clients seems to also prove useful when it comes to a frightened stranger.
Suddenly Birch is neck deep into Henri’s intense world when he offers him a lift.Although the man is gorgeous, Henri’s bizarre behaviour baffles Birch – to the point he wants nothing further to do with him. However, he soon learns that it’s not as simple as walking away after he is attacked and requires the protection of Henri’s entourage.
Having suffered, Henri just tries to get through each day as best he can. Keeping everyone at bay, he hides from the man who terrorizes him.
A. Nybo creates deep and interesting characters, combining them brilliantly into a memorable story and somehow manages to blend a sweet romance, with humour, violence and apprehension.
Henri has enough guilt and regrets without adding Birch’s involvement to his mess. He can’t be close to anyone and has far too many issues to even contemplate making new relationships – of any kind. However, Henri can’t help his need to touch the intriguing and good looking Birch. Even more confusing is that he wants Birch to touch him. But Henri hasn’t wanted, or been able to tolerate, touch in a long time.
The Devil’s Breath is a suspenseful story with some humour and more than a little drama. A good collection of secondary characters builds the depth even more and the reader is easily engaged in the world A. Nybo creates. I was easily drawn into the suspense of the story and told myself “one more chapter” more than once! There are certainly darker elements to this tale which create a tension that makes the erotic elements much sharper.
A. Nybo creates deep and interesting characters, combining them brilliantly into a memorable story and somehow manages to blend a sweet romance, with humour, violence and apprehension. The Devil’s Breath is an edgy read for anyone needing to break up the usual sweetness of the romance genre but still wanting a HEA.