Title: Tempting Devil
Series: Sinners and Saints #2
Author: Veronica Eden
Genre: Dark High School/Bully Romance
Release Date: May 14, 2020
I sold my soul to the devil.
Hard times prove who’s a survivor and who’s not. Me? I’m a survivor.
The plan was perfect: steal one of his cars for a payout to set us up for life. All while getting back at him for tormenting me from the moment I first stepped foot in stuck up Silver Lake High School.
But he caught me red-handed. What’s worse, a jail sentence or becoming the devil’s favorite toy?
My devious monster made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Now I’m selling everything to him. Even my soul.
The secret to being carefree is love nothing.
The puppets are fooled into believing my game of pretend. But the way she looks at me has always pierced beneath my skin. Like she knows. She’s a gutter rat—how could she possibly understand?
I vowed to break her the first time. When I catch her stealing my car, it’s clear she hasn’t learned her lesson. She won’t escape my wrath again.
Ready to play a game, little thief?
The rules are simple: my way is law.
So, if you read Wicked Saint, you met Devlin, who is Lucas' cousin. Devlin, who's now big man on campus since Lucas is off at college. And ooh chile, there are so many layers to Devlin I don't think this book was able to get to them all! I felt for Devlin and his home life (or lack of) since his parents provide no type of love for him, only financial support. It's no wonder that he bullies Blair, but he doesn't know why he feels the need to single her out as the outlet for his anger and rage.
Blair is doing what she can to help what's left of her family after her dad bails now the mom is sick, and money is desperately needed, hence the not entirely smart plan to steal a vehicle that belongs to her tormentor. But desperate times and all that. Of course Devlin isn't going to make anything easy for Blair, and pretty much blackmails her. Joke's on him, as the more time they spend together the more his feelings for Blair begin to change.
I loved seeing the evolution of their relationship: from bully and victim, to something on the fringes of friends to the chemistry that can't be denied between them leading to a HEA.