Title: A Deal with the Devil
Series: International Bad Boys #6
Author: Louisa George
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: May 29, 2015
Publisher: Tule Publishing, Holiday Books
My Rating: 4 stars
When the only thing worth fighting for is love …
There are two things ex-boxer and casino tycoon Rey Doyle is an expert in: fighting and gambling. He trusts no-one, but he needs a fiancé to help seal a business deal and part-time casino waitress Kate Wilkinson agrees to the pretense.
Kate is on a mission to expose Rey Doyle for the pitiless criminal he is, but the more she learns about Rey and his past, the more she begins to admire the man. When the chance to bring him down arrives will she take it? Or will this bad boy claim her heart instead?
Read on for my thoughts on A Deal with the Devil. No true spoilers, promise.
It’s said that revenge is a dish best served cold. That may be true, but how can anything stay cold around a hot alpha male like Rey Doyle. Certainly not Kate Wilkinson that’s for sure. She should be keeping her cool, remembering how he injured her brother, how she intended to bring him down as the sleazy, corrupt monster that she knew he had to be. How was she supposed to do that when she melted in his arms like an ice cream cone in the summer heat? She never should have agreed to this pretend girlfriend crap. She knew it, but it was the perfect way to get close enough to learn the truth about him, to get the dirt she needed for her expose. Just… why did he have to be so nice at times, so sexy?
I enjoyed A Deal with the Devil. It’s not easy to change your mind about someone, especially when that person hurt someone you love. Kate tries so hard to hold on to her hatred of Rey, but she can’t overlook the good guy underneath the surface that he shows to most of the world. He’s not what she expected and she never, ever expected to fall for him.
Layered people fascinate me. Sure, we’re all layered to some degree – but there are those that just go to a deeper level. Maybe for survival, maybe because of past hurts. Yet I loved the layers to Rey. I wouldn’t call him an easy man, I would call him a deeply layered man and the more layers I discovered the more I enjoyed his story.
Let’s face it. We all love a hot, alpha male and his beautiful, secy lady. If these are the types of couples you love to read about then go out and pick up a copy of A Deal with the Devil. You’ll enjoy these two. I’ve come to expect a happy ever after – it’s why I read Romance. I love it when I can fall in love with the characters, see them as people and cheer when they find their own happy future. If that is what you look for in a story – then this one is for you, too. Definitely recommend for readers of all kinds of love stories.
*I received an e-ARC of A Deal with the Devil from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
~Any review is just one person’s opinion. You might feel the same or totally different. The only way to know for certain is for you to read it. This was my opinion of this particular book.~
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