Title: Devil’s Kiss (Sunset Cove #2)
Author: Ella Frank
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: May 24, 2016
Page Count: 315
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5
What do you do when the one you least expect to matter…
Ends up mattering the most?
Derek Pearson likes to think he’s an easygoing guy. Uncomplicated, upfront, and unapologetic with what he wants. His what you see is what you get attitude is on prominent display for anyone who cares to look, and his foul mouth is right there to back it up should you miss the point.
However, what you see isn’t always what you get, and only a select few have ever glimpsed the real man under the brash exterior.
Among them? Professor Jordan Devaney. Complicated, high-maintenance, and vibrant, he’s Derek’s opposite in every way. From the moment they saw each other, a love-hate relationship began.
But what happens when one person wants more?
I was really excited for Derek and Jordan’s story after the wonderful sexual tension they had going in . And there was sexual tension. LOTS of it. But link Finley, this one was just too much.
(I’m going to steal part of my own review of Finley because Devil’s Kiss made me feel exactly the same.)
It was Just. Too. Much.
Too much sexual tension.
Too much flip-flopping of emotions.
Too much drooling over one another.
And the anger. These men were ruthless to one another. Fighting constantly. I know a lot of people like arguing and fighting in their books, but most of the book has these boys furious with one another.
To be perfectly honest, I skimmed the last 20% of the book until the epilogue (which was perfect). Jordan never redeemed himself in my eyes. He didn’t deserve Derek and the small about of groveling he did (very, very small) didn’t work on me.
Plan and simple, this is not the type of book I normally enjoy. I need more affection between the characters, but I am quite sure this will be a WIN for many readers. It just wasn’t for me.