Series: The Devil’s Duet #2
Release Date: March 21, 2019
Gabrielle Duval belongs to me.
I’ve made sure of that.
Now it’s time to eliminate the man who kept us apart.
The devil himself.
His reign of terror ends here.
On my terms.
My ARC Review:
Book 2 in The Devil’s Duet, make sure you have read book 1 Depraved first as this is a continuation of that story. Delivered answered lots of questions that were left after Depraved, we get a lot more of the background between Gabriella and JD through their teenage years and also a lot more info on JD’s father who is now the President.
We learn a lot more about the BDSM references to when they were teenagers and playing sexual games that really they should know nothing about, JD’s father turns out to have had a very nasty hand in this and we learn a lot more about him and his evil ways and dirty undertakings. JD is still on a one man mission to protect Gabriella any way he can as well as plans to take out his father.
Gabriella seems a lot more vulnerable in this book, she has lost the strength and fight in her character due to personal loss and the reality of the situation she is in settling in on her. She tries to stay true to herself by staying away from JD and his controlling influences knowing she may very well lose herself totally if she stays with him. But of course JD does his best to protect her his own way.
There are a couple of plot points in here that may not go down too well with some readers, but I understand why JD did what he did in an attempt to convince his father that he had no feelings for Gabrielle, but she felt that for the next 15 years! Also the ending was a bit anti-climatic as JD surges ahead with plans to kill his father, but fate seems to step in here.
Overall a good read, I did enjoy this as a duet and would read more from Eva again.
A romantic at heart, Eva looks forward to date night all week. The perfect evening includes well-crafted cocktails, a fabulous perfume, Cherry Garcia ice cream, and her husband, of course. If you add good friends, live jazz, and impossible shoes, she will follow you anywhere.
Eva holds a BA from Boston College, and a JD from the Washington College of Law. She spent a career working in domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and civil rights. Aspects of this work often find their way into her books.
When she’s not writing sexy stories, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two cutest dogs you’ve ever seen, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.