Title: The Devil’s Plaything
Series: Ceasefire, Book Two
Author: Claire Marta
Release Date: July 19th, 2018
Lust, sex, lies.
I fell in love.
l bled and broke for him.
I foolishly played his game and woke to find he’s not done with me yet.
He’s dead set on stripping everything I am bare.
I’m nothing but his plaything and he’s pulling my strings.
But things are going to be different.
I’m more than an assassin, a monster with a pretty face. I’m his undoing.
I will rise. Seek my revenge. Outwit his deviant schemes.
This time…I plan to win.
*This is a dark erotic paranormal romance and contains certain triggers some readers may not enjoy. Due to scenes of an adult nature, this book is for 18+ ONLY.*
ARC BOOK REVIEW
The Only creature who has ever been able to bring the devil to his knees, my beautiful deadly Queen
This was such a delicious concluding instalment to a series that had previously captured my attention so completely with it’s ingenious and fresh perspective on that old tug of war between good and evil and everything that lies in the grey of the in-between.
And after where we previously left off with this I was practically salivating to jump headlong back into the action alongside Mavi, Lucifer and all the rest of the gang.
Having no idea how this was going to continue after that massive cliffhanger of a finale in book one I was ever so curious to see how “The Devil’s Plaything” was going to recover from the burnt ashes it had collapsed into previously.
This is one book ive been wanting to hurry up and hit my kindle like so much and I have to tell you it was so worth the wait folks.
So after a quick re-read of its predecessor, I was raring to go and almost instantly catapulted into a world of confusion where nothing is as it seems and the king of manipulations and lies that is Lucifer seems up to his old tricks; scheming and playing his cards totally to his own advantage.
I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt really I did, but it was just so hard when time after time he seemed to be playing a game that only he was aware of all the rules.
No regard for Mavi or seemingly anyone else, stomping on her obvious affections without a care.
And the more this progressed the deeper the hole he seemed to did himself into with Mavi I really didn’t see how he was going to explain his way out of this one.
And while Lucifer spun his manipulations around the whole saga the contrast in his portrayed intent and actual attention to Mavi was just so confusing, I didn’t know what to think as he was Constantly blowing hot and cold throughout.
And talking of heat the sexual antics between these two were seriously smokin in nature with a raw unapologetic carnality that I bloody adored.
In fact, there was just so much here that I was loving as this was just such a fantastic engaging read.
I think one of my favourite aspect of this series was the unrepentant nature of its characters.
I adore it when we are given an unashamed anti-hero that stays totally true to there inner nature.
A monster that is still kinda a monster to everyone but the one they adore and that’s what we are treated to here; Lucifer is who he is and makes no excuses for his inert essence.
And Mavi herself is more than a match for him her ultimate wickedness complimenting Lucifers corrupt core just so cruelly and with such great finesse.
So this is set primarily in Hell away from Ceasefire which I actually prefered.
We also get to experience Lucifer this time in his true form which was also a mega plus for me.
There are definitely some surprises here that leapt out of left field and totally knocked my socks off.
And there were times occasions that I really hated Lucifer with a bloody passion and wanted to knock him the hell out.
This is one of those reads that once started can’t be put down so great is its pull.
I was transfixed to the bitter end.
They call him a monster. Weaver of lies. The great deceiver. Yet the devil has wept for me. Fought For me. Taken me in his dark Embrace
I cant recommend this book series enough my only criticism here is it had to end.
So looking forward to experiencing much more of this fantastic world and seeing what else this talented author has planned for us next.
I was provided with an ARC of “The Devil’s Plaything (Ceasefire #2)” By the author of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
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His name slips from my lips with so much longing it resonates from the depths of my soul. Love is the ultimate loss of control. I’ve lost all rhyme and reason since he entered my life. I know what I want now.
Him. It’s always been him.
It doesn’t matter who he is.
What he is.
My soul doesn’t care.
I can’t ignore my need for him. Bad habits die hard. I’m relapsing, drunk on forgiving love. I’m done denying how I feel.
He twists my affections into something sick and perverted, but I still refuse to walk away from his sweet poison, which will no doubt kill me again in the end.
The shadows around us are a captive audience as we come together. His kisses brand me. With each passing moment they
grow more passionate. I’ve been deprived of him for too long. I thirst for him with an uncontrollable need.
Hand encompassing my throat, he squeezes until I struggle to breathe. Razor sharp, the tips of claws prick my skin.
Startled, I find crimson red eyes boring menacingly into mine.
Although his voice is a guttural warning, I catch the underline thread of protectiveness.
Something savage and untamed flutters over his features.
A dangerous shifting which makes me conscious of how easily he could destroy me if he ever made the choice.
Fear trickles down my spine.
I’m still bound with aching arms trapped above my head utterly defenceless and at his mercy.
Eyelids fluttering shut, I shiver, letting my other senses take over.
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Claire Marta writes hot, suspenseful Paranormal romance.
A native Brit, she lives in Italy with her husband and daughter. When she’s not writing and drinking copious amounts of tea, she enjoys taking photos of her adoptive country, tries to stay fit with running and reads amazing books while being a stay at home mother.
Her other books include The Hunter Chronicles: FrostBite, Dark Desires. Claimed By Magic, The Serpent’s Kiss, Twitch.
The Ceasefire Series: The Devil You Know
Bullets & Bloodlust Series (co-written with Abrianna Denae): Bloody Ties
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