DEVIL’S MARK by Megan Crane: Review

Posted January 2, 2017 in Reviews / 0 Comments

DEVIL’S MARK by Megan Crane: ReviewDevil's Mark by Megan Crane
Series: The Devil's Keepers #2
Published by Loveswept
Publication Date: January 3rd 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 193
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
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I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The bestselling author of Devil’s Honor returns with a deliciously sinful novel about a good girl who goes bad—and the notorious Louisiana biker who can’t resist the lure of forbidden fruit.
 
Holly Chambless is tired of being the squeaky clean daughter of Lagrange’s holier-than-thou mayor. When her father is charged with corruption, she realizes that her whole life’s been a lie. Now’s her chance to do all the things she never dared, like scoring a job at a bar where reputations go to die, or reconnecting with the biker who sparked a secret hunger in her all those years ago. Holly isn’t a wide-eyed girl anymore—and this time she wants a taste of what has always been denied. 
 
Killian “Uptown” Chenier has no time for stuck-up princesses. He likes fast bikes and wild sex. Sure, he remembers Holly. He sent her running with a wicked smile and a lesson about prying eyes. And sure, she’s grown up smoking-hot, with a body he’d like to personally desecrate. But Devil’s Keepers business is real and intense. Her daddy stole from the club, leaving his pretty blonde daughter a walking target. And when Uptown takes aim at what he wants, he never misses.

 

Review

The good girl and the bad boy. The rich girl and the boy from the wrong side of town. The virgin princess and the outlaw. Two people from very different backgrounds, with nothing in common, or so it seems. With the sultry and mysterious bayou as a backdrop, spicy-hot passion will breach every barrier between these two.

Holly Chambless is the pampered and indulged princess of Lagrange who seems to be above all the dark and seedy going-ons in the small town her father is mayor of. That is until he gets arrested for corruption and her carefully constructed life comes tumbling down, revealed for the lie it was. No longer obliged to play the role she’s been stuck with all her life, Holly is determined to live for herself and what other way can she get rid of her good-girl image than by working at the local biker bar?

With the pompous and backstabbing mayor brought low, Holly is now fair game for all the lowlifes and scumbags, if they can get through Killian “Uptown” Chenier. From the first moment she walked through the doors of their hangout, he staked his claim as the one to take the stuck-up princess for a ride on the wild side. But for some reason, he can’t seem to close that deal and for a man who loves his women in large quantities and easily forgettable, he can’t get it up for any other woman nor can he get her out of his mind.

Holly initially came across as an air-headed debutante, but she was not exactly that. She was sheltered and innocent, but she wasn’t clueless about the kind of man her father was, even if she pretended not to know. She was a sweet southern girl, easy to like, with a well-hidden wild streak that only Uptown seemed to bring to life. 

Uptown was a bad boy in every sense of the word. Or should I say nasty? He reveled in his lifestyle and its excesses, but he also had an ax to grind with the mayor and what better way than to defile his daughter and her priceless virtue? By the way, that virtue was the most talked about thing in this town and the value placed on it by all and sundry was ludicrous. What year are we in again? Just checking.

Like I said, Ms. Crane knows how to bring the heat. The chemistry between Holly and Uptown was hot! I like that she held her own so well with Uptown and didn’t pretend with him about her needs. 

The club drama is revving up and all the revelations in this book have me wildly speculating on the future of the club and I’m so eager for the next book, so I can get more on that. I enjoyed reading DEVIL’S MARK which was surprisingly sweet in some places and would definitely recommend the series as a whole, but if you like your characters to color within the lines and be good, then this is definitely not the series for you.

 

 

About Megan Crane

Megan Crane is a New Jersey native who had great plans to star on Broadway, preferably in Evita, just like Patti LuPone. Sadly, her inability to wow audiences with her singing voice required a back-up plan. Accordingly, she graduated from Vassar College and got her MA and PhD in literature from the University of York in England. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on AIDS literature, mostly so she could wallow in her obsession with the remarkable multimedia artist David Wojnarowicz and her idol, the bitter and hilarious David Feinberg. After many years in the rain and subject to the whim of seasons, she followed the sun to Los Angeles, where she lives with too many pets and an artist named Jeff. She is still plotting her Broadway debut


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