Have you ever been on a blind date? Or better yet, have you ever signed up on one of those online dating sites? It’s nerve-wracking wondering who is going to show up to meet you. What if he’s a complete nasally voiced nerd? Or scary? Or drop-dead gorgeous? Would you feel like you’ve hit the jackpot? Or would you think, this guy is way out of my element, beyond my comfort zone? That is exactly what has happened to Jaclyn. She knows the moment she sees Derek, he is more than she can handle. On a good day! And boy was she right.
But, he’s not about to let her get away that easily. Not that Jaclyn is all that much of a prize, but he’s made a bet. And Derek does not like to lose. How can we stand this guy, right? He’s arrogant and obnoxious, who cares if he sets your blood sizzling. Add to that a lunatic sister and meddling mother and we have a recipe for disaster. Jaclyn is ready to run far and fast from this guy. But he tempts her in a way only the Devil can, with what her heart wants most—money for her non-profit charity, an organization that helps homeless children. Her life’s work, her passion. She will do anything to help those kids.
Even make a deal with the Devil himself. And once she takes that bet, there’s no turning back. What’s worse, she’s actually beginning to like the guy. Yep, disaster is just a kiss away.
This book was a kick in the pants to write. I loved playing with Dante’s mythology. I love that the ruler of Hell is a woman who is never pleased. I love even more that Derek, punishes as much as he tempts. This was a world that was fun to play in, and I can’t wait to go back. I hope Derek delights and surprises you as much as he did me. I hope he makes you question, just how far would you go to get what you want.