Review: DEVIL MAY CARE by Renee Bernard — a romantic comedy of the workings of Hell

10998900_858926904165998_154548249554767436_nTitle: Devil May Care, Book 2, The Eternity Gambit Series
Author: Renee Bernard
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Story Setting: Hell; Colorado
Sold By: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Publish Date: February 27, 2015
Pages: 222

Book Description: Working in the Temptations Department in H.E.LLc isn’t about stock tips and sugar plums. It’s more like hands-on demolition and no one can implode a wicked man’s life with sexier flair than demonic agent, Lillith Fields.

Except her newest target is providing way too many challenges and for a girl who’s used to toppling men with the slightest glance, Jackson Kent is not giving in—at least, not without a fight. He is a sports legend and a rising celebrity flagged by Upper Management for a lesson in humility or what Hades Enterprises likes to call a “take down”, but Lilly sees him as very delicious low-hanging fruit.

Jackson Kent never jumps without looking and instead of turning to putty in her hands, he is making a demon rethink her tactics. It’s Lilly who’s melting when Jackson turns sincere eyes her direction and no matter how hard she tries, the seduction isn’t going how she’d planned. It turns out that Jackson Kent might just be the very first Good Guy she’s ever met.

It’s the Temptress who’s tempted to forfeit the game and bare all.

DEVIL MAY CARE is the second book in The Eternity Gambit Series by USA Today Bestselling author, Renee Bernard. In this comic twist on paranormal romance, Heaven, Inc. and Hades Enterprises, LLc are nothing you’d expect them to be. “Office Space” meets “Supernatural” and the result is pure fun!

My Thoughts: I could tell how much fun Ms. Bernard had writing this book and I enjoyed laughing right along envisioning this unusual corporation and its players. With her vivid wit and imagination of Heaven and Hell’s machinations, she’s produced a story where love changes all, where kindness matters, why giving back is so important, and how charity work changes people’s lives—yes, even with the help of Hell.

Hells best of demons in her craft, Lillith Fields was full of spunk, sexual allure, a wicked sense of humor and the very devil (tongue in cheek). She was also someone who could cunningly seek out the lay of the land, so had a hard time trying to take down such an honorable and caring man as Jackson Kent. Demons, it seems, may have some ethics after all.  Lillith was a demon with a flaw and ended breaking the rules–unpardonable, it would appear.

Ms. Bernard made her very likeable and perfect candidate for her job. I liked how Lillith worked with the material she had at hand, never seeming to break the rules. But Jackson Kent was just too perfect, even for her demonic heart. Would she betray and take down this man to keep her station in Hell?

The story was a funny frolic with demons, a temptress, and wonderful hero. Do read this series. Hell never looked so good!

61563About the Author: Renee Bernard is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of historical romance and recently, contemporary romantic comedy. She won RT’s Reviewer’s Choice award for “Best Debut Historical” in 2006 and never slowed down (she missed the memo). By the end of 2014, she will have fifteen books out there in the world. She has published with Simon & Schuster and Berkley as well as branching out into independent publishing, audio books and comic books. For over four years she has been the host of “The Romance Bookmark” (formerly “Canned Laughter and Coffee”), a weekly internet radio show with between 80-100K registered listeners via Readers Entertainment. From wine wrangling to stand-up comedy and public speaking, there’s nothing off the table. (No really. Nothing. Except anything involving a pole. She’s past that now.)

Renee lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains with her husband and daughters, and an adequate number of cats to qualify as a romance writer.

About eileendandashi

I am a lover of books, both reading and writing. 2018 marks the beginning of my own journey from writer to published author. This blog will showcase various authors' thoughts on the elements of novel crafting, and my attempts to find my voice in writing. While journaling this journey, I hope to encourage others to follow their dreams. Book reviews continue as I have the last four years, only making time for my new pursuits.
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4 Responses to Review: DEVIL MAY CARE by Renee Bernard — a romantic comedy of the workings of Hell

  1. carolcork says:

    Eileen, it is part of my reading for May. I loved Devil to Pay and this sounds just as good.

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  2. It was a fast read and I think you like it much. But a story about Malcolm is not this one, but, of course, Lillith.

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  3. Barbara Rickett says:

    Wonderful review Eileen. I am anxiously awaiting the next book of this series. I am a fan of all of Renee’s books. She is busy writing and I anxiously await her next book. As a footnote another of her works The Beauty and the Bucanneer written under pen name A.R. Crimson is a fascinating ” Pirate porn” adventure and oh so fun to read. Renee is truly a GEM.


  4. Barbara, thanks for popping by! I do plan on reading THE BEAUTY AND BUCANNEER. I truly loved her historical romance trilogy, The Black Rose. It was so very well written.


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