Monday, July 2, 2012

The Devil Makes Three

Title: The Devil Makes Three
Author: Gabrielle Evans
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Publisher URL: www.sirenbookstrand.com
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61926-830-2
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Power and position mean everything to Sheriff Luke Rivera. When a strange man suddenly appears in his home, he initially thinks he’s lost his mind. When he’s dumped in a strange house and told to change his greedy ways—or else, he’s certain of it, especially when he discovers his new roomie’s a vampire.  

Tucker Ford might be a vampire but he hasn’t killed anyone. He never planned on making a God angry or being confined with a short-tempered man, who just happens to be his mate either. They have thirty days to change their behavior, get to know each other and become better men. If they don’t learn enough to repay their debt and convince the God of Chaos that they’ve been redeemed, they could be separated forever. 

The Devil Makes Three is the latest release in Gabrielle Evans’ series Gods of Chaos. It’s possible to read this as a standalone but the series premise and ongoing characters will be better understood if read in order. 

I enjoyed the unexpected plot change that makes this book different than all the others. Instead of only Luke having to redeem himself, this time Ms. Evans has added another character in the same situation—Tucker. I liked that she used his problems with the Gods to add a paranormal species to the series. It’s an unexpected twist I really appreciated. The way Luke initially reacts to his discovery that Tucker’s a vampire is perfect—with just the right amount of freaking out. Their chemistry is also handled well and the way Luke fights against the desire swirling between them is believable and when they give in—the sex is sizzling. On another note, it’s nice to see Levi and Archer from Dance With the Devil 

My niggles - Luke isn’t a likable guy for most of the book. There were times I thought I’d never like him. Tucker, on the other hand, even with his issues, is much nicer from the beginning. Also, the middle the story dragged a little. Other than that, I found the story enjoyable and I look forward to the next release.

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