The story itself is somber and takes a slow pace at times. And unfortunately, the world building & interesting "Dark City" setting was completely marred by this disturbing abusive relationship. I can't say I recommend this book. I may read the next book in the series, because I guess I'm a glutton for punishment. Hopefully, there won't be more of the same permissive-abuse romance paradigms in future books.
***Azazel should have extinguished the deadly Lilith when he had the chance. Now, faced with a prophecy that will force him to betray the memory of his one true love and wed the Demon Queen, he cannot end her life until she leads him to Lucifer. Finding the First is the Fallen’s only hope for protecting mankind from Uriel’s destruction, but Azazel knows that ignoring his simmering desire for the Lilith will be almost as impossible.
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