I received this book for free from Booktrope in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Appeal of Evil by Pembroke Sinclair
Published by Booktrope on January 17, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
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Katie wants to invest her heart and soul in love, but she may lose both to Hell.
Katie, a senior in high school, is torn between loving the “good” guy, her childhood friend Wes who makes promises he doesn't keep and abandons her when she needs him the most, and the “bad” guy, the new kid at school Josh who is also a real demon from Hell. Katie wants someone who pays attention to her and puts her first, but what is she willing to give up to find him?
Whew! Talk about having to choose between the good boy and the bad boy! This book is for anyone that wants a fast and fun read! I loved every word! And funnily enough there are a lot of moments when Katie is just sitting around thinking and I remember thinking to myself that if I had to read a bunch of non dialogue in another book I may be disgusted or at the very least bored. But not with The Appeal of Evil. We’re in Katie’s head most of the time and it was fabulous. I really enjoyed getting to see the dilemma in her choice and why she made that choice at the end.
I mean, Wes is supposed to be the good guy but he’s basically an idiot most of this book. Consistently hurting Katie with every turn. The reasons behind it may or may not be good enough, to me I don’t think they really are. Katie is so open to him and he squashes her every move!
And then you have the bad boy… and Josh is the epitome of a bad boy. You think some of the things he does would turn Katie off (and all of the readers!) but really he can have a good soul underneath, right? He’s so suave and sweet (when he’s not eating souls) and really looks after Katie, and especially in the times when Wes has let her down, AGAIN!
Needless to say I totally got into these characters. I love the choice between good guy or bad guy! But in this case is it really choosing between heaven and hell? That’s some pretty heavy stuff! Why does a girl need to choose at all?
So, I loved this. I can’t wait for the sequel. Yes I’m going with Team Josh. Total bad boy but I am hoping maybe there is something else there that can be saved.
It’s almost like believing in Snape all of those years and finding out later the truth behind everything. Maybe it’s like that… maybe? …
Pembroke Sinclair is a literary jack of all trades, playing her hand at multiple genres. She has written an eclectic mix of fiction ranging from horror to sci-fi and even some westerns. Born in Rock Springs, Wyoming–the home of 56 nationalities–it is no wonder Pembroke ended up so creatively diverse. Her fascination with the notions of good and evil, demons and angels, and how the lines blur have inspired her writing. Pembroke lives in Laramie, Wyoming, with her husband, two spirited boys, a black lab named Ryder, and a rescue kitty named Alia, who happens to be the sweetest, most adorable kitty in the world! She cannot say no to dessert, orange soda, or cinnamon. She loves rats and tatts and rock and roll and wants to be an alien queen when she grows up. You can learn more about Pembroke by visiting her at http://pembrokesinclair.blogspot.com/ on Twitter @PembrokeSinclai and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jessicarobinsonauthor