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Summoned is a new take on genie folk law; it focus on a paranormal bond between master and genie, a bond that is passed along from one generation to the next, passing from father to eldest son, only being given to a daughter when she is the only one inline.
Dimitri is 21 years old, he is the genie of multimillionaire Karl Walker and he has to do anything that is wished of him, from stealing, to kidnap even murder. He doesn't know how his family became tied to the Walkers, he just knows it's all he can do to fulfil Karl's every wish or he is tormented by a never ending noise inside his head.
The book opens with Dimitri kidnapping a child and admitting that murder is so much easier, of course being a genie means he had rules to live by, such as, never telling anyone he was a genie; it was after all forbidden and he has never allowed himself to form relationships; as he never knew when he might be summoned, but then - that night after the kidnapping, he meets Syd and perhaps Syd won't let him let her go and perhaps Dimitri doesn't want her to either.
Karl only used to call Dimitri once every few months, but things have changed - he has started to summon him every few days and Dimitri is sure something is going on, in fact he is so sure he even asks Sylvia, Kyles completely messed up only child, who just can't wait to get her hands (in more way than one) on Dimitri to help him try and get to the bottom of it all.
In between all the callings, the murder, theft and arson, Dimitri is slowly falling for Syd, something he knows he shouldn't be doing, he can't tell her who he is nor can he risk her finding out, as it would only end badly - but he can't keep away from the feisty Syd and she is someone who doesn't like secrets, in fact she she looking to find out just what he is hiding.
I loved the idea of this book so much I missed one part; the fact it contained explicit content, which I have to admit I'm not a fan of, in fact by the time I reached chapter three I was almost ready to throw my hands up in defeat, due to the amount of page skipping I had done. Thankfully though I carried on, as in between those pages, was the great story I had expected from the description and as for the ending - well I have to admit I didn't see that twist coming in quite that way.
Summoned is apparently the first release in The Summoned line and I have to say I shall definitely be picking up the next, however I wouldn't mind if perhaps they did two versions one with the explicit content for those who like it and one for me.
*I recieved a copy of this book in return for an honest review
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