Mass Market Paperback, 384 pagesPublished May 31st 2011 by Avon (first published May 2011)
Source: Publisher for review
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: The Devil's Bargain #1
There way too many tacky ways to start this review and I just can’t help myself. The Devil went down to Georgia. Yep, setting is Atlanta, GA. I like this one too; Samael is one Devil I would love to give a cause to. Talk about a hottie, Samael is scorching hot. He is a bad boy that is walking a fine line between evil and serving his own agenda. I think that is one of the things that I liked most about Sam’s character. He is not portrayed as a nice guy in any way. He is the Devil, he does cruel things, he lies, he is not sugar coated in any way, but you still find yourself fascinated by him, at least I did. I have not read Garey’s Nicki Styx series. There are a few references to Nicki in Devil Without a Cause, but not enough that you have to read one series to have an understanding of the other. Although I must admit, I am curious about Sam and Nicki’s relationship enough that may have to read that series now.
The angel Gabriel approaches fallen angel Sam about offering guidance to a lost soul. Sam sees this as an opportunity to manipulate a situation to see to his own “wants.” Sam wants Faith to seduce her way into Finn’s life to steal a ring. Sam led Finn to the ring through a deal with the him 20 years prior. Sam loves his careful wording to go along with all of these deals he is making with Faith and Finn. He is very specific and extremely elusive at the same time. While the Devil is playing games with Faith and Finn, they are falling in love with each other. Faith and Finn have a sweet and very brief courtship. The couple of sex scenes are mild in their explicitness, yet very touching and romantic. They have both made various deals with the Devil and their one bad decision seems to be getting both of them in deeper debt to Sam.
While Faith and Finn are dealing with all of the issues of the ring and their deals with the Devil Sam is dealing with a stressful situation at home. It seems that some of his minions are beginning to question his evilness and commitment to them. Sam’s minions are thinking of an upheaval of power. This is a highly entertaining book that keeps the pages turning. What’s not to like you got a rock star, sexy Devil, kidnapping, blackmail, pissed off woman with a blade, a bad guy you have to like, and sweet romance. I liked this book and LOVED Sam, definitely looking forward to the next in the series. Can't wait to see what type of mischief Sam will stir up next.***Be sure to check out Terri's website, she is giving away a Ring of Chaos & a t-shirt***