I'm a bit conflicted about Devil's Mark. On the one hand, it's done extremely well - steamy, panty-melting dirty talk, a take-no-prisoners hero, and a heroine who has a core of steel underneath a fluffy bunny exterior. Gotta appreciate a man who knows how to laugh his way through life to mask the knife he has in his hand for those who cross him and gotta love a woman who can bless someone's heart even as they're pointing a gun at her.
On the other, I found the tropes to be annoying rather than fun this time around. The virginal, sheltered princess in a castle. The "secrets" that should probably be capitalized to Secrets. The upstanding father, pillar of the community, who ends up being the dirtiest of them all. The "best friend" who is wildly jealous and catty. The unsubtle glorification of virginity versus the disdain of the "fallen". Betrayal betrayal betrayal everywhere.
I'm looking forward to seeing which one of these Devils fall next and I'm hoping the "fallen" bestie of this story gets redeemed.
The bestselling author of Devil’s Honor returns with a deliciously sinful novel about a good girl who goes bad—and the notorious Louisiana biker who can’t resist the lure of forbidden fruit.
Holly Chambless is tired of being the squeaky clean daughter of Lagrange’s holier-than-thou mayor. When her father is charged with corruption, she realizes that her whole life’s been a lie. Now’s her chance to do all the things she never dared, like scoring a job at a bar where reputations go to die, or reconnecting with the biker who sparked a secret hunger in her all those years ago. Holly isn’t a wide-eyed girl anymore—and this time she wants a taste of what has always been denied.
Killian “Uptown” Chenier has no time for stuck-up princesses. He likes fast bikes and wild sex. Sure, he remembers Holly. He sent her running with a wicked smile and a lesson about prying eyes. And sure, she’s grown up smoking-hot, with a body he’d like to personally desecrate. But Devil’s Keepers business is real and intense. Her daddy stole from the club, leaving his pretty blonde daughter a walking target. And when Uptown takes aim at what he wants, he never misses.