Friday, February 15, 2013

Devil May Care (Speak of the Devil #2) by Patricia Eimer


Weddings are hell… 
After a month of planning not one, but two, demonic weddings, all Faith Bettincourt—the youngest Crown Princess of Hell—wants is to spend some quality time with her angelic boyfriend, Matt. But when a ghost from Matt’s past walks through Faith’s apartment door, her preoccupation with the weddings from Hell is all that’s keeping her from turning his ex, in all her devious angelic glory, into a down throw pillow. 
Which is about when Matt’s zealous mother declares war on Faith’s family. 
Now Faith will stop at nothing to stop the craziness and make sure the impending nuptials go off without a hitch. All she’s got to do is rescue one of the grooms and go up against an army of so-called do-gooders, and everything will go back to normal. Or as normal as it can be where the Devil's spawn is concerned. With any luck, she might just be able to resuscitate her love life while she's at it.
It's been quite awhile since I read the first book in this series. The first book, Luck of the Devil (my review linked), was published in Aug, 2011. So, although it was quite a while from the first book, it took me a minute to catch up to the characters... but not really that long at all. I usually remember odd and fun characters and it came back to me rather quickly. Like the first book, this one was full of fun, snark, and a bit of adventure. I do recommend you start with that first book to get a feel for their characters, but it's not absolutely necessary. Yes, you heard it... I'm recommending you read it in order... ;)

I loved the way the author handles these characters. Their choices may not be dictated by their nature. Evil may be done by an angale, the good and innocent by one of the devil's minions. They might agree that their very nature is good or evil by the group they are born into, but still their behavior comes off as quite human only enhanced by who is in their family. For Faith, the devil is her father, while her uncle is god. Don't forget her meddling cousin, Jesus... or J. :) The writing makes this all sweet and I really enjoyed how the author writes the secondary characters as well. However, I have one complaint....

The ending! Eep! That ending. All I have to say is that I better not have to wait so long for the 3rd book. ;) It's not a cliffie, but you will be wanting to know what happens while kicking a certain demon's butt. I'm also hoping we will get more with Mal, Faith's bodyguard whom I have gotten more curious about since we get a glimpse into his past.

I give this book 4 stars. I recommend it to those that like fun in their PNR. I can see fans of Molly Harper's humor also enjoy this series. This book will be published on the 26th.
I received this book from Entangled publishing and no compensation for my review was given.

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Bloggy note:
If you missed it, yesterday there was a author blog post by Patricia Eimer and a chance to win $50 Amazon GC (International giveaway) or a Devil May Care Prize pack! All prizes provided by the publisher. Just go HERE to enter!

22 comments:

  1. I really like Molly Harper's sense of humor so I guess this would be a really good fit for me. I want to see how all these characters are handled. I liked Hearne's version of Jesus so I'm curious to see this one as well.
    Great review.:)

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    1. You'd like all the versions here. Lots of fun. :)

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  2. So glad you liked this - it was just a fun read and kept a smile on my face - until the end! Hope the next book comes out soon! :-)

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    1. That end killed me. :) Okay, maybe just wounded... ;) I also can't wait for the next book.

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  3. A cliff hanger, bummer but sometimes its good huh? This is a humorous read I know I would enjoy. Nice review.

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    1. It's good when you want something light and entertaining. :)

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  4. I like the sound of both of these and love the covers, thanks for recommending them.

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  5. Well that's quite the family she has there isn't it? Tough crowd to stand out in ;-) These sound like really fun books Melissa, and most of the PNRs I've read lately have been dark and serious so I'm looking for something lighter, and I think these will fit the bill perfectly!

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    1. Oh yea... I think you'd get a kick out of this world. Lots of humor. :D

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  6. I love Molly Harper so this just might be perfect for me :)

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  7. I loved the first and second book! I was so surprised I didn't expect that, glad you enjoyed it as well. I agree for the end, so shocked!!!

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  8. This is too funny! I love that the author made JC a meddling cousin, I would it read it just for that. It sounds so fun and I need something fun right now! I will be on the look out for this! THanks girl! Happy weekend!

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  9. I was so sure I commented..lol, I am getting old

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  10. The sense of humor and odd characters sound great. All except that cliffhanger. Hopefully you won't have to wait too long to find out what happened.
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  11. I remember your first review of this book!!!!! I wanted to read it then!!!!

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  12. Fun, snark and a bit of adventure sounds like a win to me! I love fun PNR books!

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  13. This sounds good, thanks for the review!

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  14. Before you even said it, I was thinking this book reminded me of Molly Harper. I do love Molly's books and these sound just as interesting and full of quirky characters (love that!) Thanks for the review; hadn't heard of these before.

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