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Devilishly Hot (Devilishly 1) Paperback – 12 Dec 2011
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But in the end it all boiled down to the premise just wasn't that fun, now if it had been Fiola's lust demon right hand man looking for redemption, it would be a different story - a more interesting one... And the ultimate resolution to Nick and Annie's dilemma was deux et machina (from a way further south than heaven.) Though I must admit I got a kick out of the last page, I just don't know whether that was enough to make me pick up the next one.
Little did Annie realize when she got the offer that her dream job was actually the job from hell - literally - and her boss, Fiola, at Hot! magazine is a demon whose every impossible wish is Annie's command and the price of failure is her soul. Since Fiola's been a little hard on the past help, a string of disappearances lead police detective Nick to investigate Hot! and when he literally bumps into Annie the attraction is instantaneous. Soon the only thing standing between them are: Annie's endangered soul, a slew of missing persons, Annie's live in boyfriend and the fact that Fiola wants Nick for herself and is not one to tolerate anyone thwarting her plans...
Nick is a NYPD detective looking into the disappearance of twenty-one people who had all worked for the magazine. It’s lust at first sight for both Annie and Nick, but Finola, the diva demon, wants him for herself.
A lot of sexual tension between Annie and Nick, as well as humor provided by the demons. I liked both Nick and Annie and their love for each other feels pretty good, although it does take her a long time to admit to him exactly why she can’t quit her overly-demanding job and why he needs to stay away from Finola.
But signing a contract to knowingly put your soul on the line for a job? Well, I guess that’s part of the humor.
Annie is a southern girl transplanted into the dog-eat-dog world of New York City. She came to New York to make it in the fashion industry. Now is her chance. Too bad she didn't know going to work for Fiona White was a win/lose proposition. Win the best job at the hottest magazine in the world. Lose your soul!
Nick has a problem. He is trying to prove to his superiors that he is not crazy. Yes, he lost control and said that a murder suspect looked like a monster awhile back, but he was just a bit overworked, or so he thinks. Little did he know that he was not crazy and now he is surrounded by real monsters, demons. He just walked into the biggest nest in New York, Hot! Magazine.
Annie and Nick are attracted at first collision. The problem is they can't seal the deal. Annie's boss, Finola wants Nick too, and she always gets what she wants, ALWAYS!
This is a light romantic read. The bedroom scenes are spicy but not scorching. The villains are despicable yet not scary. The romance between Annie and Nick is fun. Their journey to each other is riddled with demonic bosses, uninterested boyfriends and well the possibility of going to hell. It is a rather easy read. It did have some problems for me though.
You would think by the look of the cover that this is a light comedic read. I guess in a way it is, but then it isn't. This book is an enigma. The cover is very cutesy. The plot had the potential to be a cute fun story, but really wasn't. I think it tried to be a bit of a dark comedy with over the top characters, but it was quirky. It just didn't feel right to me, maybe because I did start the book with a preconceived notion from the cover. I don't think poor Annie looked that chipper, even once in the story. Not to mention Nick was a bit too rough and blue collar to wear a suit. He was a man's man. YUM! My biggest concern and problem is this is a light romance and Annie and Nick had unprotected sex, every time. I was a bit shocked and disappointed, especially in today's age. I've read erotic romances with safer sex. Okay, I'm stepping off my soapbox now.
Devilishly Hot is a nice change from the standard paranormal romances out there. It is a novel filled with hellish plots, twisty turns, and a dog. This is an original story and pleasantly entertaining. There were a few nice surprises and the characters were rather unique. If you enjoy Ms. Love's other novels you will likely enjoy Devilishly Hot too.
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