4.5 Stars But With Reservations,
October 5, 2013
The Devil's in the Details by Raye, Kimberly (Oct 8, 2013)
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"Jess Damon’s life is…complicated. Not only is she a man-eating succubus (albeit recently reformed), but she has the mother from hell—literally. Yep, Houston’s hottest wedding planner is the daughter of the devil. Though as far as her mother knows, Jess is only in the business to hook up with hunky groomsmen, not to find true love.But when demon hunter Cutter Owens rolls into town, turning her back on her evil birthright proves harder than Jess thought. Cutter is out to take down the devil once and for all—and he wants Jess’s help to do it. There’s no denying Cutter is gorgeous, in that sexy “a demon stole my soul” sort of way. And, sure, Lillian Damon is the queen of evil. But she’s still Jess’s mom. Now Jess must outfox the world’s greatest demon hunter without revealing her true identity or—devil forbid!—falling in love. Sexy, funny, and fiendishly clever, this bewitching paranormal romance is one hell of a read."
The story is not *truly* unique, if you have read Anne bishop you already know what it's like to read about the underworld and its denizens being seen as sort of the 'good guys'. However, this book is in no way as serious a book as The Black Jewels: Trilogy: Daughter of the Blood / Heir to the Shadows / Queen of the Darkness. This book is all about the hysterics of a bridal planner who just happens to be the daughter of Satan. Of course in this version of Hell Satan just happens to be a female named Lillith and is ruling Hell with her other three sisters.
Jess is actually a succubus (demon) named Jezebel and is ruling her own wedding planing outfit and is contracted to do the wedding of the ultimate bridezilla - her mother. Naturally all Hell breaks loose. Jess has also sworn off seducing men...she wants her own happily ever after, but really can that be in the cards? Then in comes the delicious hunk Cutter who is a Demon slayer. Meanwhile sparks fly with Cutter and Jess, a mystery abounds, chocolate flows like water and brides go crazy.
All in all a typical day in the life of a wedding planner!
The story is just a little too fast paced, and a bit convoluted at times. The ending was a little surprising but the epilogue was what clinched this for me. I do so love a cliffhanger and that is exactly what you will be getting if you read this action packed, funny and oddly heart-warming new novel.