Title: Devil Without a Cause (The Devil's Bargain #1)
Author: Terri Garey
Source: Bought Book
Genre: Paranormal Romance - Devil, Demons, Angels
Format: 384 pages
Release Date: May 31st 2011
Temptation and seduction are the tricks of the Devil's trade, and when offered the chance to regain his wings by playing guardian angel, he's hell-bent on doing things his way...
Faith McFarland is in need of a miracle. So desperate to save her sick child, she's willing to make a deal with the Devil: steal a ring worn by Finn Payne, the bad-boy rockstar who long ago sold his soul for rock 'n roll. Temptation and seduction become necessary evils, yet Faith's salvation means Finn's damnation . . . because the ring is all that stands between him and Hell. Falling in love was never part of the bargain, but now that they've tasted heaven in each other's arms, can they convince the Devil to give up his due?
My Review -
Devil Without a Cause was a breathtaking story of a young woman named Faith and her willingness to sell her soul to the Devil to save her son. I found this to be an intriguing story because of the twists that occurred in the story and how things played out and the reasons why.
Faith has to get the "Ring of Chaos" from rock legend Finn and return it to the devil in order to save her son. However, Finn has made a deal with the devil himself many years ago. The ring gives him fame and fortune and in exchange for the ring the Devil will take Finn's soul once he loses possession of it.
I was mesmerized by how the author built the world surrounding Sammy aka the Devil. The description of his fall, his current existence, his loneliness and his interactions with others including the archangel Gabriel. Even though Sammy and Gabriel serve two different realms, Gabriel still sees Sammy as his brother and sees the good in him and the potential for him to redeem himself. Gabriel offers the chance of redemption to Sammy by being Faith's guardian angel and helping her. As Gabriel stated it is his chance to show to God that there is still something good inside him. I found this to be a very touching moment when Sammy remembers what lead to his fall and his fear and crying before God asking for mercy and forgiveness. It was a very moving moment to hear Sammy's anguish at wishing he was told what he was doing with Eve was wrong, why didn't God stop him (the author presents that Sammy as an archangel was tempted by Eve to have sex with her in the Garden of Eden and that Eve was the temptress).
Finn on the other hand feels jaded with life and when he comes across Faith and spends a fantastic night with her he thinks he has finally found someone who is different and special. The hot passion that they share is beautiful and I wish there were more sexy scenes. However Faith steals the ring from him and tries to avoid him to no avail. When Finn finds out she stole the ring Faith finally comes clean and tells him why she had to steal the ring. Finn is torn between his love for Faith, her son's life and his own life and the moments leading to the end are heartbreaking. The scenes of love and sacrifice are heart warming and surprises everyone including the devil.
I have to say I LOVE SAMMY! He is one sexy beast that I had an emotional connection with him and wish for his HEA if possible in future books. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!