I received this book free via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I don’t gush and give false praise – I don’t believe that helps readers or authors so what you read is what I truly feel about a book.
Muriel is Satan’s daughter – a virgin still at 23 and holding out for true love Satan is disappointed in her failure to live up to the demonising ways he wants. He loves her though, and is always trying to get her to flip over to the “dark” side of morality. She has lots of half siblings, mostly incubus/succubus so Satan’s very happy with their morals of course! We meet one, Bambi (Bambi the succubus – what irony!) who tries to help Muriel and protect her. Satan isn’t the bad guy we expect – just one who loves his family and tries to live up to his reputation. He’s a soft spot for Muriel and pops in almost daily to chat to her and offer tips on how to lose her virginity or do something to keep up the family reputation for evil. Muriel owns a bar and one evening three gorgeous hunks stroll in…life is never quite the same after wards.
Eve has a great way with words – I read one of her books last summer and it had me in stitches, this one has similar results. Whilst I was reading I couldn’t help the sniggers slipping out and Him Indoors kept saying “what’s so funny?” but you have to read it in context to understand it. Satan has some great lines, Muriel is lovely, one of life’s innocents in many ways and yet being brought up by Lucifer she is very familiar with the world of hell-hounds and the dangers of demons. Suddenly however it seems that more than usual number of demons are out to kill her and there are whispers of another uprising to overthrow Lucifer. The plot thickens, Muriel’s finds sizzling romance ( and a good helping of lust), demons abound, there are captures and escapes and all wrapped up in some fantastic snarky quips from Lucifer.
The book is written from Muriel’s point of view and very dialogue based – my favourite type. It allows the quips and humour to come through and makes me feel as though I’m present in the novel. The characters are well written and feel real, and I was quickly drawn into the novel and the actions and drama. Its fast paced and the humour just shines through – its a kind of demon-lit novel. Super-lit? Fantasy-lit? Hard to describe but like a chick-lit but with supernatural characters. They feel real though and its easy to get absorbed into the events. Muriel’s brilliant, proud she can protect herself and yet happy like lots of females for a real Alpha male to take charge (or at least think he’s in charge – we all know how to do that don’t we ?) And Auric is certainly all Alpha male. He has secrets though and Muriel needs to know what they are. I love when she goes out with him against dads edict and he them tells her she’s grounded – but the demon carrying the message is confused by it 🙂 the novel is full of little quirks like that and made me laugh – a lot.
Its a funny light-hearted feel good book, not a great in-depth drama but one to relax with and lose yourself in for a few hours. Its an easy read with no huge surprises but fun all the way through. There;s sex here, scorching hot sex at times but not too graphic and it fits the plot lines perfectly. If you want a sexy, light, romantic fantasy read to brighten your spirits for a while this is it. I hope Eve writes more from Lucifer and Muriel ( and the delicious Auric of course).
Stars: well, its well edited, a bit short for me at 110 pages but that’s personal taste. I love long novels being a quick reader, but have friends who want short books as they only read a few pages at a time and want a book they can finish. Actually this is the perfect read for a train ride or something like that. Priced at £1.99 its par for the course with similar novels and worth the money. I’m giving it four stars.