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Demon Eyes: 02/10/13

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Demon Eyes by Scott Tracey is the sequel to Witch Eyes. Braden has come to Belle Dam for answers about his past and his unusual magical ability (as well as the crippling migraines caused by it). Instead, he's found himself in the middle of a decades long feud.

As the book opens, Braden comes to realize that the danger he thought was past is still lingering. No one believes him and he must do everything in his power to prove his hunch.

Along with Braden's family problems, his health issues and the on-going feud, is his homosexuality. In the previous book the plot was more focused on the mystery of Belle Dam than on anything else. Now though as things reach the lull as the midpoint in a trilogy often does, Braden's sexual desires are brought to the forefront to fill in the gaps left by the plot.

Rather than build a single relationship that could put two men in conflict with the town politics, Braden has a rather in effectual love triangle. Really it's more of a lust triangle in that neither man seems all that interested in this outsider with horrendous migraines and a bad attitude. Frankly, given how much Braden is prone to whining in Demon Eyes, I don't blame them!

The book quickly falls into a predictable flow of events: Braden decides to assert himself, someone decides to stop him, one or both of Braden's would be boyfriends comes to the rescue, Branden is forced to use his power, Braden faints. Rinse, wash, repeat. It was an unsatisfying sequel to such a strong start to a series.

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Three stars.

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