The Devil in Disguise
Book 1, Bad Things
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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?
The "Bad Things" Series:
THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE - Book 1
ON THE PROWL - Book 2
UNDEAD OR ALIVE - Book 3
BROKEN ANGEL (Coming December of 2016) - Book 4
Author's note: All books in this series are stand-alone titles.
According to the prophecy, twin brothers are born. One to light, one to dark. The brother of light will rule over the innocent. The brother of dark will rule over the monsters of the world. In this prophecy, the brothers will battle against each other and only one will remain standing.
Mina James is searching for Luke, the dark brother. He has something she needs and even the brother of dark can't resist her charms. Luke is indeed charmed by Mina, more than he understands and it has nothing to do with her powers.
You've got the most powerful, dark being on earth who is known to be truly evil, fall hard and fast for seductress Mina. Mina only wants one thing fom Luke and then wants to get as far away from him as possible. The only hitch to her plan is Luke does not give up what belongs to him. Luke plans to not only keep the possession Mina is searching for but keep Mina as well.
When Luke finds out how much trouble Mina is in, he'll do everything in his power to protect her. He's powerful, possessive and maybe not as dark as everyone believes. He has a loyalty that a dark being should not have. He saved panther shifter Julian and werewolf shifter Rayce from losing themselves to their beasts. His need to protect those that belong to him speaks to the good that resides in him.
You also get introduced to twin Leo, the brother of light. Leo claims that Mina belongs to him, which enrages Luke, but both brothers must work together to save her.
I loved every minute of this book! The story was creative, exciting and kept me wanting more. I highly recommend this to fellow Paranormal book lovers!
***ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.***
The dark ruler
Luke Thorne is the ruler of all the dark creatures on Earth, and the twin brother of the ruler of the light. Luke and Leo have stories that have been told about them for years. They each protect their side, until Mina walks in his life. Mina is on the run from an "agent from the FBI" who is obsessed with her and wants to use her as a weapon against the paranormals. She just wants to be free and thinks that Luke is the only one who can help her. He is willing to do whatever it takes to keep her, and in the end she chooses him.
This story is unlike anything I have ever written by Cynthia, not what I was expecting either, but it was a really good book. It kept me interested and there was always something new happening. Between his guards, his brother, his charges and his feelings for Mina, Luke was pulled in every direction but still managed to help where he could. He might be the Lord of the Dark, but he has a big heart. Its a great beginning to a new series, and I can't wait to see what she has in store for Julian and his Rose. Another win by Cynthia Eden!
Received ARC in exchange for honest review from NetGalley
What an adventure! Cynthia Eden's books always pull me in from the beginning and hold on to me until the very last page. The Devil in Disguise was no different. We are all a little curious where the devil is concerned and especially when an author is able to write a story about him and his potential good side. Add a couple of shifters, a vampire, and a surprise paranormal and you have one heck of a story. Luke Thorne is the Lord of the Dark and doesn't expect to fall for the intriguing Mina. But he does fall and it is fun to watch. Eden does a fabulous job with all of the characters in this story and the plot itself. She is great at writing unique stories with extraordinary characters. The intimate scenes and action scenes were written in a way that pull emotion from the reader whether it's heart warming passion or heart pounding anxiety. I love when authors can do that. I highly recommend you give The Devil in Disguise a read!