Thursday, August 23, 2012

Review for Playing For Keeps (Seduced by a Demon # 3) by Carolyn Rosewood

Title: Playing For Keeps (Seduced by a Demon # 3)
Author : Carolyn Rosewood

Description: Damien Walker has just hired a sexy new bartender, and landed himself trouble with a capital T.

Teresa's on the run, but from something more sinister than human law. She's a demon on the lam from Hell, trying to hide away in this sleepy town. A job in Damien's bar seems the perfect cover. He doesn't ask questions and he's great eye-candy too. What could be better?

But Teresa isn't the only one with a secret identity and a past they'd rather not remember. Damien knows exactly who and what she is because he'd hunted demons before and old habits die hard.

What's a Nephilim bounty hunter to do when one white-hot little devil walks into his bar and turns his quiet life upside down? She's a complication he could do without. She's also irresistible.

So she wants to cause him trouble? That's nothing compared to what he can do to her

My Thoughts: Oh Carolyn, how I love your “Seduced by a Demon” Series. This one is right up there with the rest. Though this is book 3 in the series, it can be read as a stand alone. However, I highly recommend this series. I have read and reviewed the others and loved them all.

In "Playing for Keeps" we get Teresa's story. Teresa is the demon we love to hate though in this book you will see that she is not all we believed her to be. Teresa hides her fears behind her sexuality. Sure she is strong and very sexual, but underneath it all, she is tender and caring. Right now though, she is on the run and very scared.

She just happens to pop into Damien's life and although he knows he shouldn't help her, he can’t help himself. He sees through her facade and makes her tell him the truth, as well as tell her that as long as she doesn’t use her sexuality on him, she can stay. Damien’s already gotten into a bunch of trouble once before thanks to a his previous indiscretions with one of her kind. The problem is that he wants Teresa and he sees she is nothing like the past.

With Damien, Teresa feels safer than she ever has before. The time she has spent with him, brings out a better side of her. So much so, she is ready to put others in ahead of herself, even if that means turning herself in to face the consequences of her actions and confront the wrong doings of her past.

I keep thinking I will find a fault in a story I read from Rosewood, but everything I have read by her I have really enjoyed. I wanted to hate Teresa, but then I found myself connecting with her and rooting on her relationship with Damien. In book Two, I was real mad at Teresa for what she did to Jahi. It says a lot when you go from hoping she gets what she deserves to actually liking the character and hoping for the best for them. In this book Rosewood did that for me. Damien is smexy and the passion and sex between the two sizzle the kindle pages. I loved how Teresa and Damien balance each other out. I can't wait to read more of Carolyn’s work. I also wonder if there are more books coming for this series because that would be great. If not, she ended this series with a great note and I for one am "Playing for Keeps" with this read. 

5 out of 5 

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Cheryl S. said...

A new series for me!!! Can't wait to read! Thank you ;)

Carolyn Rosewood said...

SQUEEEEEEE!! I'm so happy you enjoyed this one, and that you loved the series!! :)