Friday, July 18, 2014

Review: Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (Speak of the Devil #3) by Patricia Eime

Title: Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (Speak of the Devil #3)
Author: Patricia Eimer
Source: Contest Win
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 5
Sexual - 2

Not Even Death Keeps a Good Demoness Down There’s never an end to the crazy when
you’re demon spawn. Not that Faith Bettincourt’s complaining. She’s been patching things up with her angelic on-again off-again boyfriend, Matt, and her best-friend-turned-sister-in-law is soon giving birth to the Anti-Christ Part Deux. Oh, and Faith is saving kids from Death in her pediatric unit one soul at a time. Life is good.

Until Faith accidentally runs over the Angel of Death and is forced to take his place. Now she’s taking lives instead of saving them. Which is kind of a problem when you’re a nurse. As if that weren’t bad enough, she is suddenly thrust into the worst scenario of them all--Matt’s ex Brenda is back, and she’s brought the Apocalypse with her.

Faith’s not about to give up the world...or her man. But when the chips are down, what’s a demoness supposed to do? Besides take matters into her own hands, of course.
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The third book in the Speak of the Devil series is epic - as in end of the world apocalypse epic.  Faith just can't seem to keep her life normal - or a least normal for the youngest daughter of Lucifer.  Things just keep spiraling out of control and getting even more crazy.

I love Faith more and more with every page.  She is such a riot - her entire family is, but she really stands out as such a unique person.  A lover of children and a nurse, finding herself the Angel of Death is quite the life changing bummer, but she tries to deal with it.  Her way of dealing with it leads to a series of "accidents" and "incidents" that lead to the beginnings of the legendary apocalypse.

Through it all Matt remains loyal - willing to do anything to make their relationship work.  He's a great guy, but we really didn't see much of him in this one.  We do get to see more of her roommate Lisa and a lot of Howard the ghost.  All of these side characters are fantastic in their own way, but when put together the way Patricia Eimer does, they really take off and become very memorable.

This series should be a must read for lovers of snarky, smart-ass, sarcastic demons with a very, very non-traditional family tree.  I loved every minute of it.

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