Content/Trigger Warnings: Toxic relationships, cheating, terminal illness (cancer), loss of a parent, grief, mentions of body shaming, mentions of depression, sex
Whew! Friends, this was spicey and juicy all in one! For such a short amount of pages, I had a fantastic times reading this. It was hot, steamy, and there were some moments where I was chuckling to myself. I should also mention this is my first time reading anything by K. I. Lynn. So this was a great experience and going forward I’d really like to pick up more of her work.
We follow Jared, who has a lot on his plate right now. Trying to manage his business he co-owns with his toxic ex-girlfriend while taking care of his mother who’s fighting cancer. When the weight of these two things collide, he’s done something he hasn’t done in a long time… He goes to church. And that’s where he meets her.
“Until then, I would continue my maddening spiral into hell, lust consuming me until there was nothing left but a devil bent on taking her.”
When Jared met Hope for the first time in that church, it was love at first sight, but a hard desire for her. Since meeting her, Jared can’t stop thinking about her and he can’t rest until he has her. He becomes so consumed by lust and wanting that nothing else will do. As fate would have it, he ends up running into Hope again, one night when he’s feeling his lowest.
Overall, The Devil In Me is a novella that’s part of the BEND anthology. This novella is full of steamy moments, amazing writing, two characters who just seem to work so well together and have a great connection, and the story line was very captivating (I couldn’t put this down). If you’re looking for a hot, steamy read that you’ll fly through then I definitely recommend picking this novella up!
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