Title: The Devil in Disguise
Series: Bad Things #1
Author: Cynthia Eden
Format: Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published: June 28th 2016
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Source: FREE on Amazon
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses
Don’t make the devil angry…
Luke Thorne loves having one hell of a good time. As the ruler of every dark creature to walk the earth, he certainly has more than a bit of a bad side. He lives for danger and isn’t the type to lose his heart—mostly because he doesn’t have one. Then she walks into his life.
Mina James is seduction in the flesh, a perfect temptation that the devil himself couldn’t pass up. Too late, Luke realizes he’s let a real siren into his life, a woman who is bent on using his dark powers to free herself from hidden enemies. Since Luke isn’t the type of man to be used, he should walk away from her, but…something about Mina draws him close.
Soon he’s realizing that she isn’t who she appears to be. Not dark and cold, but burning red hot. Mina is a woman fighting for her life—and the Lord of the Dark suddenly finds himself in an unlikely role…hero. Luke isn’t going to let her enemies destroy Mina. He will fight heaven and hell to keep her. But in the end, the secrets they both carry may just rip apart a love that should never have been…
There are Bad Things in the world…very, very bad. Are you ready for them?
In The Devil in Disguise Cynthia Eden delivers a fiendishly good paranormal romance that is exactly what fans have come to expect from this talented author!
Mina James is on the run from a mysterious government agency that is determined to use her powers of seduction as a weapon. The only way to escape their clutches for good is to find the Eye of Hell, a ring that is rumored to be able to take away power. But in order to find it, she must infiltrate the devil's own island by seducing the Lord of the Dark himself...
I simply adore this author's works. Whether it is romantic suspense or paranormal romance, I'm going to pick it up without even reading the blurb. Cythia Eden has penned an intriguingly sexy story chock-full of action and romance in The Devil in Disguise. While a little slow to start, Eden gives readers one hell of a ride with this paranormal gem. I thoroughly enjoyed Mina and Luke's characters, as well as Luke's backstory. As the Lord of the Dark, Luke is the ruler of all of the dark paranormal creatures - vampires, shifters, sirens, etc. While his twin brother Leo is of the light, those with only joy in their hearts and bound to protect the humans. Leo is always expecting the worst of Luke, but Luke just wants to live a quiet life on his island in the Florida Keys. Quiet until Mina shows up, that is....Mina was a little naive herself, especially for one with powers to compel. She despises the dark power within her though, and only wants it gone. She was a ray of light in Luke's life, despite all of the trouble she brings, and suddenly has Luke questioning if he really is the big bad that everyone thinks he is. I loved this not-so-bad devil of a man.
There was an instant spark between Mina and Luke, and I quickly found myself rooting for these two and their death-defying love. Twists and turns abound; between Mina's secrets and her true heritage, the government agency and it's obsessed agent determined to have her back - at all costs, and Luke's aggravating brother, I was glued to the pages. The secondary characters, Luke's shifter friends, were intriguing as well and I'm guessing that we will see more from them in future books. I'm also wondering if the big question of Luke and Leo's fated battle between Light and Dark will be touched on again soon. This seems to be the baseline of the series arc so I'm sure it will. Bottom line; If you're a fan of paranormal romance, you'll want to pick up this book today. Especially since it is FREE. I dare you not to love a book from Cynthia Eden!
Suggested Reading Order:
The Devil in Disguise (Bad Things, #1)