A Devil Named Desire
Devil's Bargain, book two
ebook, 368 pages
Published January 31st 2012 by Avon
(first published January 24th 2012)
Forbidden fruit is always the sweetest...
...and no one knows that better than Sammy Divine, High Prince of Darkness. Once an angel, now cast down, Sammy's out to prove he's not the only angel who can be led into temptation...
Hope Henderson's sister has disappeared without a trace, and Hope will do anything to find her--even make a deal with the Devil. An ancient text holds the key to unspeakable power, and it's the Archangel Gabriel's job to make sure it stays hidden, even if he has to become human to do it. Lives, love and the fate of the world hang in the balance, as Hope and Gabriel learn that when passion's involved, it may be impossible to withstand a devil named desire.
Hot Damn! This baby opened up with all kinds of promise... and sadly, fell a tad flat.
Gabriel, or Gabe as he calls himself in our human realm, has long been confounded by the ideas of love and lust. Unable to fathom what about them that drive men, and women alike, to destroy themselves for the sake of either or even both. His dearest friend, and brother, Samael, fell victim to lust with Eve in the Garden, thus introducing sin into the world. Then, Sammy fell in love with a woman who chose another over him. Today, Sammy is the devil. Lucifer himself. The King of Lies.
There are not many books that you'll open up only to find your heroine committing suicide. She's human. She's lost. She's pretty. I get it. These are attributes that bring Gabe to her door, convicted to save her. And for some reason, logic be damned, she becomes the one person in all of eternity that tempts him.
Gabriel, despite all, stays true to himself. He seeks his God, and even in the end, is loyal and willing to return to Him even though God had taken his wings and left him to play out where Fate was taking him. Gabe never broke his vows. He never fell from grace. Yays for that.
But Hope, and Charity, and Pandora... each and all brought this story to a mindnumbing level of blahness. And yes, even Sammy, too.
3 out of 5 stars.