I was provided an ARC through NetGalley. Thank you!
This title will be published on February 25, 2015.
Josh lived a reckless, selfish life, so upon his death, escaping the eternal torments of Hell by assuming the role of a powerful, soul-corrupting demon is an easy choice. His first soul assignment doesn’t seem too hard: the mortal Camden is already obsessed with weapons, pain, and torture. If only Josh wasn’t distracted by Cam’s beautiful friend, Grace.
Grace never expected to die violently at age sixteen, but now she’s an Angel, responsible for saving a soul. She can already see past Camden’s earthly flaws, so the job should be be easy. If only that handsome, playboy Josh would stop getting in the way.
It’s forbidden for an Angel to be with a Demon, so if Josh and Grace stop resisting each other, the results would be disastrous.
And only one can claim Cam’s soul.
Wow, this one really caught me by surprise. This review will be spoiler free.
I LOVED this book, and I was really expecting to not like it. The entire plot reeks of cliches, yet I couldn’t stop reading it. It was cliche. Honestly, there were some cringey moments, but nothing major. I finished this book within a matter of a few hours. One sitting. ONE. It was captivating, romantic, all that good stuff.
Josh was just perfect. Like I’ve said before, I’m a sucker for a tortured bad boy, and he plays the part so well. Lisa Gail Green is a woman after my own heart on this one. For someone who landed himself in Hell, he is quite easy to like. You feel for him, and want things to work out. Grace was his perfect counterpart, sweet when he was being harsh. Not that Grace was a doormat. She knows how to hold her own and stand her ground when need be. They both complemented each other. Camden, the soul they both were tasked with, was downright disturbing at times, but then would turn around and be sweet. His character was wonderfully written, as you never knew what you were going to get when he popped up.
The plot was interesting, especially with the intricacies of Heaven and Hell and how characters like Lucifer were portrayed. As a matter of fact, Lucifer was one of my favorite characters. He was actually pretty witty. If you’re not so sure about the whole Heaven/Hell thing, don’t worry. I’m not a religious person by any means, and this book was still enjoyable for me to read.
All in all, this book was wonderful. I loved it, and I plan on buying a hard copy upon it’s publication. I also plan on purchasing the sequel! Five out of five stars.