Although the second in a new fantasy romance series, it isn't necessary to read book 1 "Mortal Temptations" first as Demitri; having appeared in book 1 is the only common connection.
Demi-god Demitri fell in love with Valenarian; a vengeance demoness he was assigned to seduce, before Aphrodite imprisoned her. Now several thousand years later he is instrumental in ensuring Val's survival. Despite brainwashing by Aphrodite and her inner demoness subdued under the timid persona of Valerie, Val's alter ego still makes an appearance and the other Gods want her destroyed. With only 14 days to successfully merge Valerie and Valenarian, Demitri and Val soon have the help of shape shifting mortal Leon, who too quickly falls in love with Val whilst finding himself attracted to a man for the first time.
This book worked well for several reasons. I liked the dual nature of Val; one timid the other wildly sexual, and the fact that Leon falls in love with Valerie, whilst Demitri's heart belongs to Valenarian. Although two very different personalities living in the same skin, AJ is able to make vengeance demoness Valenarian a sympathetic character, despite her penchant for ripping cheating men to shreds with her claws.
With plenty of passion, action, and the interference of vengeful Gods and Goddesses, "Mortal Seductions" is an exciting and red hot fantasy romance. AJ again returns to an exotic location, in this case Egypt as Leon and co. join an archaeology site headed by his younger brother. Amid the desert setting a series of heated seductions take place; mf, mfm and mm as Leon and Demitri's relationship deepens alongside their feelings for Val. Further romance is in the air, the hunt is on to find a cursed necklace and a thief stealing relics from the dig and yet still the clock ticks down until Valenarian faces death.