Devil’s Bargain

Devil's Bargain

Devil’s Bargain by Natasha Knight

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Good, but the end felt rushed

Sigh. I was loving it. I was. Then when I looked down, thinking I was probably 70% in, I saw that I was 94% in. And my heart sunk. There was too much remaining to resolve. There weren’t enough pages left to do it justice.
I think this book needed to be longer. The feelings between Melissa and Hawk developed too quickly for me. Insta-love doesn’t feel genuine. It leaves me empty. Like a rice cake.
I was also disappointed in the resolution at the end. It felt like everything got wrapped up and glossed over within the space of a few pages. I wanted more. What happened to the villain? Or the man from the party? It is alluded to, but that’s about it. So much time was spent painting the villain as this boogeyman, and then the air is let out of the sails at the end with a vague and hurried mention. How about Liza? What happened to her? Do Hawk and Melissa eventually have children?
I would have loved for this book to be considerably longer. It would have given the love time to develop. It would have left room to wrap up what felt (to me) rushed. It would have been much more satisfying. It was so close to the end, with so much unresolved, that I honestly wondered if I had accidentally started an incomplete duet/trilogy.
I do like this author. This was a four-star for me all the way up until the end, but that ending felt so cut off that I had to give it three stars.
Recommended, but be forewarned of insta-love.

Trigger warning: the hero whips the heroine, arguably brutally, with a belt. This is a big turn-off for me, personally. Physical violence to the point of dark bruises, crying, screaming, etc. is a hard limit.

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One Night.
His Rules.
It’s a Devil’s Bargain.

She calls it a devil’s bargain. I call it a deal she can’t refuse.

I was owed a debt and I expected payment. That payment? 

One night in my bed. 
My rules. 
The debt cleared, and she could walk away. 

There are worse things. And besides, debtors can’t be choosers.

The night started as it should. She obeyed as she should. 

But then something happened. Something I was unprepared for. And what I saw changed everything.

I broke my own rules after that. And I didn’t keep my end of the bargain. Because walking away was no longer an option I would grant her, no matter the cost.

Author’s Note: Devil’s Bargain is a Standalone Romance from the author of the Benedetti Brothers Mafia World and the Dark Legacy Trilogy.

Published by Amanda Marie

Compulsive reader. Romantic suspense/contemporary romance/dark romance/NA romance addict. Particularly fond of mafia, forced/arranged marriage, secret baby, kidnapping, and dark alpha heroes. Just out here doing my part for humanity- these books won't read themselves.

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