Devil Without a Cause by Terri Garey
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full Length (212 pgs)
Heat Level: hot
Rating: 4.5 books
Reviewed by Verbena
Idle hands are the devil's workshop
Temptation and seduction are the tricks of the Devil's trade, and when offered the chance to regain his wings by playing guardian angel, he's hell-bent on doing things his way . . .
Faith McFarland is in need of a miracle. So desperate to save her sick child, she's willing to make a deal with the Devil: steal a ring worn by Finn Payne, the bad-boy rockstar who long ago sold his soul for rock 'n roll. Temptation and seduction become necessary evils, yet Faith's salvation means Finn's damnation . . . because the ring is all that stands between him and Hell. Falling in love was never part of the bargain, but now that they've tasted heaven in each other's arms, can they convince the Devil to give up his due?
The cost of a child’s life: one soul. Seems a small price for any parent to pay. But what about a total stranger?
Faith just wants what most parents do: a happy, healthy child with a lifetime of promises ahead. But fate has dealt her son a cruel hand. When the Devil himself offers her the opportunity to give her child a second chance, she finds the offer too tempting to pass up. Little does she know she’ll not only be giving up her soul, but lose her heart as well. Satan is the master of deceit; his promises are laced with loopholes and lies. She soon finds out that the deal for saving her son is more complicated than what she bargained for.
Since his own pact with the Devil many years before, Flinn has lived the life he wanted: rock-n-roll stardom, money, and all the chicks he could want. Or so he thought. Twenty years of fame have taken their toll, and despite the never ending hordes of faithful fans, he’s tired and lonely. Despite his growing melancholy and his waning pact with Satan, he’s not ready to give up his life. Or is he?
Devil Without a Cause started out with a catchy bang, and it just kept getting better from there. The author does a wonderful job of developing all of the key players; quite a feat when there’s more than just the typical two. Secondary characters added enough depth to the plot to keep you interested and turning the pages. While the story doesn’t end for all the characters quite the way a reader might expect, it’ll certainly leave you with a pleased smile at the end. Faith’s plight with her son will likely bring some tears to your eyes, but never fear; Ms. Garey doesn’t disappoint with her witty and devilishly delightful tale. On a personal note, I’d love to read more about Sammy the Deceiver and sure hope there’s a sequel in the works.
For a funny, heart-wrenching, memorable story that will make you laugh, make you cry, and leave you with warm fuzzies tingling your insides, grab a copy of Devil Without a Cause by Terri Garey, it’s definitely a worth-while read.