Title: Tempting Devil
Series: Sinners and Saints #2, Standalone
Author: Veronica Eden
Genres: Dark High School Bully Romance
Tropes: Enemies to Lovers
Release Date: 14 May 2020
I sold my soul to the devil.
Hard times prove who’s a survivor and who’s not. Me? I’m a survivor.
The plan was perfect: steal one of his cars for a payout to set us up for life. All while getting back at him for tormenting me from the moment I first stepped foot in stuck up Silver Lake High School.
But he caught me red-handed. What’s worse, a jail sentence or becoming the devil’s favorite toy?
My devious monster made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Now I’m selling everything to him. Even my soul.
The secret to being carefree is love nothing.
The puppets are fooled into believing my game of pretend. But the way she looks at me has always pierced beneath my skin. Like she knows. She’s a gutter rat—how could she possibly understand?
I vowed to break her the first time. When I catch her stealing my car, it’s clear she hasn’t learned her lesson. She won’t escape my wrath again.
Ready to play a game, little thief? The rules are simple: my way is law.
Warning: Tempting Devil is a dark new adult high school bully romance intended for mature readers. This book is part of a series but can be enjoyed as a standalone. The Sinners and Saints series boys are all devilish antiheroes brought to their knees by a spitfire heroine, so if you love enemies-to-lovers and hate-to-love type stories, you’re in the right place. This mature new adult romance contains dubious situations, bullying, blackmail, power imbalance, crude language, and intense sexual/violent content that some readers might find triggering or offensive. Please proceed with caution.
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“Tempting Devil” is the second book in the “Saints and Sinners” series. Blair and Devlin’s story was by far my favorite so far. I enjoyed this book more than the first one. We got some glimpses, in the first book, of the hostility between Devlin and Blair, however in this one we get to really experience it.
Blair has always been the outsider at school. After all she’s the scholarship girl in a sea of wealthy and privileged students. From a young age, since her father abandon them, she’s been struggling to survive. Weigh down with gambling debts from her father and her mother’s withering health, she’s fighting to make ends meet. Her latest crazy stand is what gets her into Devlin’s hands with no way out.
Devlin is the new King of the school after Lucas graduated. All his life, he’s been hiding his true self behind a mask. Lately he finds it even more difficult to keep up the façade. Blair is his only entertainment at school. After her last attempt to steal his car, he has her where he wants her. She can’t get out of the situation, so he makes her a deal!
“We match. Black hair. Blacker hearts, dark and frayed by circumstance. But maybe we can heal our bruises together. Two broken souls finding solace and salvation in the depths of each other’s darkness.”
These two have so much chemistry. Blair is feisty and won’t relent to his bullying, even when her humiliation is his amusement. Two people broken come together by hatred but stay together because it was meant to be. There’s more to their connections than what they initially thought. Blair brings out the best of Devlin, even though he can’t shed his devilish ways completely!
I really enjoyed the book. I felt sad with Blair’s predicament and everything her mom was going through. It was good to see Lucas and Gemma as well; I was curious to see how they were doing. I’m looking forward to Bishop and Thea’s book!!!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Veronica Eden is the author of dark new adult romances + reverse harem romances with spitfire heroines and irresistible heroes. She loves exploring complicated feelings, magical worlds, epic adventures, and the bond of characters that embrace us against the world. She has always been drawn to gruff antiheroes, clever villains, and the twisty-turns of morally gray decisions. She believes sometimes the villain should get the girl and is a sucker for a deliciously devilish antihero. Veronica Eden is the pen name of romance author Mara Townsend. When not writing, she can be found soaking up sunshine at the beach, snuggling in a pile with her untamed pack of animals (her husband, dog and cat), and surrounding herself with as many plants as she can get her hands on.
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