Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Luck of the Devil by Patricia Eimer

Title:  Luck of the Devil
AuthorPatricia Eimer
My Rating: A-

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Faith & Matt
Release Date: August 2011
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Links to Purchase:
Barnes & Noble- $6.99 (e-book)
Amazon- $15.99 (paperback)
Sexual Intensity: spicy

I received an ARC from NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Story Overview:
Being the youngest daughter of the Devil isn't all it's cracked up to be. The days of teenage rebellion and vows of chastity made just to tick off her father are over, and now all Faith Bettincourt wants is a nice, quiet life. Unfortunately, thanks to the unexpected arrival of her demonically-downsized sister, a ditzy succubus roommate, and dear old Dad himself, Faith's plans for a relaxing vacation spent watching reruns go up in flames. 

Now it's all Faith can do to keep the family reunion from Hell (literally) under wraps, and the angelically-inclined hottie across the hall from realizing there s something weird about his neighbor. And, thankfully, it's working. Until an angelic stalker shows up in a bid to steal her powers and take over the world. Forget watching reruns. 

With the way things are going, Faith will need the luck of the Devil just to survive until Monday.

My Review:
Opening paragraph of the book:

"You just couldn't help yourself, could you?" Lisa and I stared in revulsion at the freshly dead body of my former boss lying on the carpet in his office, wearing nothing but plaid boxer shorts, a striped tie, and his white lab coat.

"Faith, I'm sorry. I was hungry."

And so begins this fabulous romp that will redefine your understanding of Heaven & Hell...hehe, this book is so fun!

You can imagine how difficult that life could become when your dad is the Devil. All that Faith wants to do is live a normal quiet life. After her ex-fiance ended up in a mental institution as a result of seeing one of "Dad's" temper-tantrums, she has little hope for finding love, but that doesn't mean that she doesn't have a serious crush on Matt, the cute lawyer who lives across the hall.

This book is one series of hi-jinx, laughs, and really funny events after another. Faith is the youngest daughter of the Devil. Her older sister Hope (does anyone else find it ironic that the Devil's girls are named Faith & Hope? hehe) is divorcing her husband, a full-blood Demon after he "fell up" and found God. Her older brother Toliver is in love with her roommate Lisa and decided to make her immortal by turning her into a succubus demon (against Demon law.) Her mother is human and a completely nut-case. She is constantly practicing Wiccan/nature ceremonies to honor the Goddess Gaia although she knows both the Alpha (God) and the Omega (Devil....also her husband) and knows that Gaia doesn't exist. Oh, and yes, in Faith's crazy little world, the Alpha is simply her Uncle and Jesus is her cousin...it's all in the family. They all realize that they hold a delicate balance to the world so they work together as a family to maintain it.

This book was so funny and so refreshing. It takes a fun and slightly irreverent look at religion. It's done with humor, sarcasm, wit, and a really creative perspective which kept me giggling the whole time. It's really simply a fun read, but there's also a great romantic story line as well as a bit of suspense and action too.

Matt is the lawyer who lives across the hall. I loved his secret (which I am not going to give away) but it added such a fabulous element to the story. He thinks out-of-the-box which makes him a fabulous match for Faith and her crazy family. Also, he doesn't let Lou (the Devil- short for Lucifer) push him around...

Matt leaned down to kiss me sweetly, nuzzling at me with his nose as he tightened his grip around my waist, deepening the kiss. "Screw it."


"You heard me," he said.

"I did, but I'd like the record to reflect that you were the one who said to screw the fact my father- aka Satan- is right across the hallway."

"Yeah, well, it won't be the first time he's been disappointed, and it won't be the last."

It is all just so fun and giggle-worthy and there is even a suspense/action story line. Someone is stalking Faith with plans to kill her...someone with supernatural connections. When Faith ends up in an ambulance and then the hospital with Jesus...just some priceless scenes.

If you need some fun, light-hearted reading, I highly recommend this book!!!


Diana (Book of Secrets) said...

This sounds like a fun read. Love the opening paragraph!!

Julie said...

This one sounds like it's right up my alley. Great review Christi!

Tyraa said...

Ohh this one looks good!

Paperback Daydreamer (Deanna) said...

Even the cover shows you that this is going to be a fun read. I'm so glad you enjoyed it I might have to check these books out. :-D