Her past has made it so that Deb has kept her head low, but even though she's pretended not too, it hasn't kept her from noticing the gorgeous bad boy who regularly comes to her store. The day that Alex walks in battered, Deb's compassion overrides her caution, even though another bad boy is the last thing that she needs in her life - especially one who trails danger in his wake. Deb has learned the hard way to trust no one but when Alex's troubles lead Deb's past to her doorstep, trusting the mysterious stranger may be her only hope of survival.
Demon Touch - I keep wanting to call it Demon 'Blade' - was short but good. I really liked both of the leads, especially Alex with his self deprecating humor and his protective streak and how he is so careful with the damaged Deb. It makes the way that come together physically for the first time actually work - the return to sensuality for a victim of abuse is rarely handled so well. Alex's 'curse' also adds an interesting element to the story and I thought that the glimpses of the future that it gave Alex upped the emotionally ante, especially in the final scene in which we get a glimpse of how things could have turned out.
So I really enjoyed Demon Touch. Durgin is one of my favorite Nocturne authors, I really like her shape-shifting Sentinel's romances too ([book:Lion Heart (Sentinels, #2)|8784960]), so I am glad to see how well she handled this different kind of paranormal tale.