Devil May Care Mass Market Paperback – Feb 26 2013
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About the Author
Patricia Eimer is a small town girl who was blessed with a large tree in the backyard that was a perfect spot for reading on summer days. Mixed with too much imagination it made her a bratty child but fated her to become a storyteller. After a stint of "thinking practically" in her twenties she earned degrees in Business and Economics and worked for a software firm in southwestern Germany but her passion has always been a good book. She currently lives in Pittsburgh with her two wonderful kids and a husband that learned the gourmet art of frozen pizzas to give her more time to write. When she's not writing she can be found fencing and arguing with her dogs about plot points. Most days the Beagle wins but the Dalmatian is in close second. She's in a distant third.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
The Family dynamic is what really makes me connect with this series. If you where to take away all the paranormal aspects it could be my own family I was reading about. Everyone gets on each others nerves from time to time, if one person knows a secret then the entire family knows, someone always has a snarky comeback for you, and if you are really in trouble everyone around you will drop what they are doing to support and help you. I love that Eimer gets the relationships between these characters so real while using comedy to keep the story feeling light even in tense situations.
Faith, the narrator of the story is such an easy character to root for. As the Devil’s youngest daughter she can do some real damage and have a lot of fun doing said damage, but Faith is anything but evil. Faith is a pediatric nurse who not only cares for her patients but also always does what she can to care for her family and friends as well. Faith does her best to use her two greatest character traits snark and sarcasm to get through any tough situation, and when you are the daughter of the Devil you tend to land yourself in a lot of sticky situations.
If you do plan on reading this series (You should it’s super fun.) read it in order. Some of the loose ends that were left in Luck of the Devil were double knotted in Devil May Care, but I am happy that this story is not over yet. I am hoping that I won’t have to wait an entire year for the next book after that ending… I really want Matt and Faith to eventually get an HEA, you know after Eimer has finished torturing them.
* I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Happily, this is not one of those books!
Devil May Care delivers on its promise - and so much more. This is a wonderful standalone story, the second in the Speak of the Devil series, that will make you laugh out loud and keep you on the edge of your seat. (It does help if you've read the first book, but Eimer catches you up pretty quickly.)
It would take me pages - and pages - to even attempt to describe the familial dynamics, relationships, and ... everything. So, I won't. Suffice it to say - take away the supernatural abilities, wings, and horns, and this could be anyone's family anywhere in the world.
Well, if the family has serious issues.
Faith already has enough on her plate - her best friend's and mother's weddings to plan, a pediatric nursing job, and the ghost of a golfing doctor she kinda helped kill - when her boyfriend's Angale fiancee shows up, followed by his mother and a whole lot more trouble. An unexpected character wanders back into her life, bringing memories and issues galore. And, if that weren't enough, Faith's brother is captured by sprites.
Which are different from imps. (I'm just sayin'.)
This is an outrageous, irreverent-yet-serious, and seriously fun story. The descriptions of people and situations are spot-on, the twists and turns are riveting (so many 'What?!' moments), and it takes about 3 sentences to completely suspend disbelief in angels and demons among us.
My only issue? The ending. Now I'm hooked, and I don't have the next book. Argh!
Get busy, Ms. Eimer. Faith and Matt, and your readers, are waiting.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book from Entangled Publishing [...]. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
This is the second book in this series and I am convinced now...I absolutely ADORE this series. My review of the first book can be found HERE and it gives you a good idea of how this world works.
The best thing about this series is the world it's set in...yes, there are religious settings, but they are unlike any that you've ever seen before. Faith is the daughter of Satan, but she regularly sees Jesus and the Alpha (i.e. God) at family events and meetings. Jesus is her cousin. In this world, they all realize that they hold a delicate balance and work together to maintain that. Everyone involved has moments of bad and good within them.
If you haven't read Book #1, stop reading here because I'm about to discuss things that will be spoilers for that book...................
In this book, Matt and Faith are an established couple...something that his mom and ex-fiance aren't thrilled about since Faith is the daughter of Satan and Matt is a nephilim (they are supposed to be on opposite sides of this whole good and evil thing). As a result, they are spreading a bit of evil of their own and making Faith's life hell. That's in the middle of planning two weddings for her half-brother and mother/father. Things are a little tense and Faith and Matt aren't getting much private time.
To complicate things even further, Ben is back in the picture. Ben was Faith's ex-fiance who lost his marbles when he saw her father in a temper. He spent five years in a mental institution until the Alpha, as a favor to Faith, erased his memories of her and restored his mental health. So, Ben doesn't remember her, but he still feels that same attraction for her and is fairly persistent in his pursuit of her although she's told him she has a boyfriend.
The whole story and set up is crazy and fun and yes, even suspenseful. I reclassified this book as an Urban Fantasy because I think the series falls better under that classification and like any other UF book out there, this one ended with a bit of a cliffhanger (don't worry, it's not one that will make you want to gouge your eyes out in frustation). But it does leave me NEEDING the next book as soon as possible. I can't wait to see where Faith goes from here.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Faith is a great voice to follow and her life is anything but normal or boring. She does seem to make some pretty dumb choices in book 2 and I really wanted to shake her a few times, but the events played out at a great pace. I still enjoy Matt but wont go more into him for this review. Brenda, WOW she is a piece of work that one. I disliked her instantly and loved everything that came her way. The relationship between Faith and her parents, especially her mother has changed a bit and they seem to get along better. I didn't think that there was as much humor as book 1 held but DEVIL MAY CARE still had me laughing and was still very entertaining. The wedding dress scene had me in hysterics so when that time comes I suggest you use the washroom before preceding or you might just pee yourself laughing so hard. There were quite a bit of heart wrenching emotional moments as well especially towards the end so keep the tissues handy.
I was sad with how things left off, hoping the situation doesn't last long and I will be picking up book 3 when it is available. This has been a fun series so far. You might be able to read DEVIL MAY CARE as a standalone but the first book has a lot of back story and you probably wouldn't want to miss out on it.
Faith is the daughter of the devil himself and she tries to keep her demonic side apart from her human life, where she is a pediatric nurse. Devil May Care picks up with Faith trying to help plan two weddings, that of her parents (yes, Satan is getting married ) and her best-friend and brother. Part of the wedding festivities mean meeting her angelic/nephilim boyfriend’s parents, who are not exactly happy to welcome a demoness into their son’s life. There is drama around every turn with exes popping back in the picture and Matt’s mother on a deadly mission. All the stress strains Faith’s relationship with Matt, and may proved to be more than the couple can handle, or even live through.
I really enjoyed reading Devil May Care. There is never a dull moment in this book, which is full of humor as well as action. The paranormal aspects are refreshing with all the angels, demons, heaven, and hell being one big dysfunctional family. The characters are engaging and witty, and their antics provide for very fun reading. I really like Faith as the protagonist. She has major trust and love issues, and as her relationship with Matt is tested, I felt for the strain she was under. She does not always make the best choices (there comes a point when I wanted to shake her… hard), but she is part human and has her own vulnerabilities.
While I enjoyed the entire book, the ending of Devil May Care has me a bit worried. All of the drama has had an unexpected effect on Faith’s life and I’m not sure that I like it. However, I feel like Patricia Eimer has big plans for this series and I think that I’m primarily just eager to see what comes next. So, I hope Ms. Eimer gets to writing quickly so I can pick up book three as soon as possible.
One part supernatural, one part romance, and one part humor, Devil May Care is an engaging, entertaining “must-read” book for paranormal fans. The more I read this series, the better it gets. I would recommend reading the books in order, to get a better understanding of the characters and the family dynamics. Both books are excellent reads.
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review*