Title: Devilish Mate
Author: Elizabeth Briggs
Pub. Date: February 1, 2021
Pub: Elizabeth Briggs Books
Genre: Fantasy Romance
The devil has been my fated mate for all of time. But can I forgive him for what he’s done?
Lucifer and Eve. Hades and Persephone. Lucas and Hannah.
We’re dark and light. Wrong and right. Day and night.
I’ve lived a hundred lives, and in each one he finds me and claims me—and then I die. Violently. Usually in his arms. We’re inevitable…and cursed.
With a shocking act of violence, Lucifer broke the curse and ended our wicked cycle. I’ve been reborn for the last time, but at what cost? Can we stop the evil we’ve unleashed upon the world?
This will be a short spoiler free review. I listened to the audiobook via Audible. I loved the first book – you can check out my review here – but this one fell short. The pacing felt too fast, the tension between characters felt off, things happened quickly and a bit conveniently. Every obstacle was quickly surmounted.
Hannah was a bit annoying to be honest, and once things come to light and start to make sense for her – her personality basically flips. In light of how the first book ends, you’d think that there would be a lot of tension and anger between her and Lucifer. There is some, but Lucifer was demanding and controlling as fuck in this book. And not in any sort of sexy way. He was just “you’re mine” – caveman style. He didn’t feel sinfully, dark and sexy, but just kind of like an asshole.
I wanted more from Hannah. She just really didn’t do anything for me. Certain things make sense to her now, and the bonds she feels/forms with specific characters just felt weird, anticlimactic?
And as for the overall conflict and the antagonist, Adam – it was so predictable. Especially the end of the book. Like, I wasn’t surprised at all.
I’d been looking forward to this book, and it just didn’t live up to the first one. I’m definitely going to be reading the third one – I’m honestly too invested at this point not to. I’m hoping that the things I loved about the first book come back into play in the last one.