The Devil in Disguise (Bad Things #1) by Cynthia Eden
Synopsis: Don’t make the devil angry…
Luke Thorne loves having one hell of a good time. As the ruler of every dark creature to walk the earth, he certainly has more than a bit of a bad side. He lives for danger and isn’t the type to lose his heart—mostly because he doesn’t have one. Then she walks into his life.
Mina James is seduction in the flesh, a perfect temptation that the devil himself couldn’t pass up. Too late, Luke realizes he’s let a real siren into his life, a woman who is bent on using his dark powers to free herself from hidden enemies. Since Luke isn’t the type of man to be used, he should walk away from her, but…something about Mina draws him close.
Soon he’s realizing that she isn’t who she appears to be. Not dark and cold, but burning red hot. Mina is a woman fighting for her life—and the Lord of the Dark suddenly finds himself in an unlikely role…hero. Luke isn’t going to let her enemies destroy Mina. He will fight heaven and hell to keep her. But in the end, the secrets they both carry may just rip apart a love that should never have been…
There are Bad Things in the world…very, very bad. Are you ready for them?
Review: This was a very enjoyable read. I loved the characters, their chemistry and passion, and how their story unfolded. The conflict was strong and the villains were formidable. Luke was a great male lead; he was strong yet vulnerable, dark yet kind and protective, and how he was willing to give up Mina was so heart wrenching and so not devil like. Mina’s fight to be with Luke kept me turning the pages. The other characters: his twin brother Leo, Julian, and Rayce help move the story along and they set it up for at least three more books (YAY!). I loved it and it was a real page turner with drool worthy passion.
This was a NetGalley read gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. If you like paranormal romance, you should pick this one up. It wasn’t too long and it was easy to read and to get into.