Title: And then the Devil cried: Episode 1
Author: Ellie Fox
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: November 3, 2017
Genre(s): Gay Mystery
Page Count: 63 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 1.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Marcus Troy is the man everyone fears.
Rho Bennett considers himself the drug kingpin’s right hand but things change when Rho brings home Adam, an orphan boy who never had a real family and who is having a rough time finding his balance in the world.
Rho wants to protect the boy but when Marcus sets his sights for Adam, Rho feels obligated to step down.
Only there is a side to Marcus that Rho doesn’t know. Marcus does nothing but torture the boy into submission even when Adam is unwilling because Adam still harbors feelings for Rho.
Rho watches Adam get tortured, and it hurts him but his ties to Marcus confuse him and he can’t go against the man who saved him. All he can do is help Adam without their boss knowing but that’s not going to be easy.
So, when the boss finally dies, Rho is elated that they can finally be together, but things don’t work out that way and Marcus’s death launches everyone into a new world that is unfamiliar territory to Rho.
The Devil doesn’t always laugh.
Sometimes, he weeps with you.
Wow what a gripping read. It is on the dark spectrum of reads but man what a read with twists that you just do not see coming. I am really hoping that there is going to be another book to add to this because I just do not see this story being done. I feel like there is so much more for the two main characters left to do and and definitely left to overcome.
Adam, man, this man just completely breaks my heart. The HELL this man has been through would completely break anyone and on many different occasions throughout this read I thought it was going to break him numerous times. He is definitely stronger then I think that even he knows. My heart broke for him numerous times through this read and the things he has encountered. Even when he finally meets the man I truly believe he was meant to be with, life had a way of giving him a glimpse of happiness and then ripping it away in a horribly cruel and abusive way.
Rho knows that Adam is special the moment he saved his life. He also knew that he would never meet another man like him again. The problem is he lets his insecurities break apart what they started to build and in turn inadvertently ruined the man he fell in love with. Can he get back the Adam he once loved or is that Adam to be gone forever?
This is one of those books that make you mad and breaks your heart at the same time. I really hope there is going to be more to this story.