Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Devil's Bargain

4 Stars/5

Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for giving me a copy of this book to review.

Jazz's life has reached rock bottom, she has no job, her friend and partner has been convicted of a crime he did not commit. Until James Borden offers her a job, for a shadowy organisation called the Cross Society, which could be an offer that is too good to be true. 

I have been a fan of Morganville vampires for ages so I was interested in what Caine did in Devil’s Bargain. It is a really good book with romance, psychics and action. The pace of this book is good because it is slow enough that you can understand everything but not so fast that it gets boring.

Similar to Morganville, Caine strength in this book is her characters. Jazz is a kick-ass person who is head strong and stubborn but also does not mind running into danger to save someone. However I did find it a bit hard to connect to Jazz mostly because we are in very different times of our lives as she is mid-thirties and I am early 20s. The other characters in this book are also awesome including James the mysterious lawyer and deliver of the red letters and Lucia who is Jazz’s calm and sophisticated new partner.

The romance in this book is good but a bit obvious, because as soon as the love interest enters, it was clear that is what he what is meant to be in this book. That being said it was enjoyable reading about the romantic tension between the two of them.

If I have one criticism is that there is not enough paranormal romance in this book. There are a lot of unanswered questions in this book and I can wait to read the next book. I would recommend this book to anyone who like Rachel Caine’s books

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