A Demon's Promise is the first book in the Soul Savers series by Kristie Cook. This series is intended for New Adult readers. College freshman Alexis Ames wants nothing more than to tuck away her freak flag and pretend it doesn't exist. But when she falls for classmate Tristan Knight, everything changes. Behind his disguise of perfection, he's not exactly normal, either, and their secrets begin to unravel. She's the future leader of a matriarchal society that serves as the Angels' army on Earth, and he was created by the very Demons they fight. Legend says their souls were made for each other, but that doesn't mean love comes easily. While Tristan battles the darkness bred into him so he can be with her, she must conquer her own inner demons of past betrayals and learn to trust again. If their relationship can survive, their union will bring hope and promise to the world. But Hell's minions want the couple for themselves and will stop at nothing to have them. After all, Alexis and Tristan are a match made in Heaven-and in Hell.
A Demon's Promise is a decent start to a new series, and I liked the world building and build up of the story. Alexis has always healed quickly and been more than a little strange. Now that she is in college and a new town she wants to live a normal life. While that attention of the hot guy in class, and the electric charge between them, is not quite normal she cannot keep herself from enjoying his attentions and getting closer to him. As the relationship grows secrets come out questions about fate and betrayal come out as well. Is their love real or is everything just part of some scheme Alexis does not have all the pieces to figure out yet? Dangerous friends and foes, secrets, and surprises keep the book moving and the readers guessing. My biggest complaint is the unfinished feel of the book. The serial nature of the series bothered me, with too much up in the air at the end to make me feel like this book had an ending. I do not mind some unanswered questions to encourage readers to keep going, but it was almost like this was the first half of the book and the second book in the series just might be the second half. I will have to wait to find out.
A Demon's Promise has interesting characters and the start of some nice world and character building. I just did not feel that the story had a satisfying ending and left too much for the following books to cover. I liked what I read, but needed more. I am unsure if I will follow up to find out what I was missing in future volumes.