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The Devil's Eyes (The Devil's Eyes #1)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  3,616 Ratings  ·  280 Reviews
Wrong side of the tracks—that’s where Kayla’s life has been. Her only saving grace was her sister, Braylin. When Braylin dies, Kayla goes on a mission to avenge her death.

Nick is the mysterious stranger with the alluring devil’s eyes. He is attractive, powerful, and dangerous. If not for her obsession for revenge, Kayla would never dare go near him. To lure Nick into her t
Paperback, 402 pages
Published October 22nd 2011 by Dab Publishing
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Airah ♔


Nicholas Jayzon commanded attention when he walked into a room. If you were ever damned enough to make eye contact with him, you would know what it is like to be lured in by The Devil's Eyes.

First of all, this is NOT a paranormal romance. I thought it was at first because of the title and frankly, the cover isn't helping either. After reading Sins & Needles and Fallen Too Far, I'm in need of more dysfunctional romance fix and immediately thought of this one based on a recommenda
Ivie ✩Born to Magic-Forced to Muggle✩
Nov 28, 2013 Ivie ✩Born to Magic-Forced to Muggle✩ rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people you want to torture
Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the undoubtedly WORST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ in my entire life.

In fact it sucked such colossal ass that I have made two brand new shelves just for this book. The first one would be 'worst book I have ever read' (duh...), and it's not really a shelf. It's in fact.............. a throne. The Devil's Eyes will sit there until I the time some other book surfaces that will be even more idiotic, shallow, stupid, unimaginative, cheesy, vulgar, uninspir
-100 stars, DNF

What a waste of my hard earned cash this was! I can't believe there are readers out there who found this badly written tosh (and 'tosh' is putting it mildly) worth their praise. I have read many an awful book in my time but this has to be the worst, the Everest summit of stinking awful.

Upon reading the synopsis, one is horribly mislead to expect a gritty dark story of two damaged people finding one another while groping through their violent, unyielding world. Well, it is nothin
Lillian Hong
Nov 10, 2011 Lillian Hong rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Satan. He needs new torture techniques.
This is like horrible, horrible fanfiction. There were grammar mistakes EVERYWHERE, though they may have fixed it before published. I've only read half of the preview and although I planned to read it all, I just couldn't bring myself to finish it. It wasn't even a story, just a long-winded series of "I hate you. Now fuck me. JK, don't touch me, I hate you. No, wait, I've changed my mind, fuck me NOW." Also, there were parts that were extremely vague. I mean, c'mon, (view spoiler) ...more
Nov 20, 2012 Cat22 rated it it was amazing
This series is PHENOMENAL!!! FAN-FUCKIN-TASTIC!!! Im only Sorry that it took me a week to pick up to read...there are no words to describe how great the story line is the cover and the summary do not do justice on how good it not let it fool you there is so much to this series so much saying that its phenomenal is an understatement you'll love it..i literally stayed up two nights in a row till 5 am in the morning over the holiday break which was so hard because i was so busy with family ...more
May 05, 2013 Motherofpearl rated it did not like it
I'm giving one star just for one thing, but a very important thing for me which makes me really angry. It's a spoiler so do not read if you don't want to know it.

At the book, we later learn that from the begining, Nick had feelings for Kayla and he only dated her sister just to learn more about her. He cared for Kayla. He also recognized her the moment she came to the club and understood that she wanted to kill him. So, he wanted to learn how far she can go. Okay. But I don't understand one thin
Jan 14, 2013 Cecilie rated it did not like it
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Harriet ~ bookworm

"Who took this deceptive thief under his wing and gave him the tools to destroy women's hearts?"

This book was nothing what I expected. I went in knowing it was going to be twisted and dark but never thought it would be funny. At times I was laughing so hard with the hero and heroines one liners. This book really took me by surprise and I loved it.

"Is that what you wear to bed?" "Nick!" "I think my dick shrivelled up just from looking at it."

Yes a
Jessy (Jessy's Book Club)
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OMG! Yet another mind fuck! I haven’t had that since the Consequences Series by Aleatha Romig! Romantic Suspense just might be superseding Erotic Romance for my favorite spot!

First a synopsis: Kayla’s older sister Bray is the only family she has. Bray is the perfect older sister, working hard to get her little sister to college. That’s until she meets Nicholas Jayzon. Everything in Bray’s life spirals out of control until one day Kayla fi
Jacqueline's Reads
4.5 Holy Moly STARS!

The Devil’s Eyes does not get enough credit! It’s one crazy book with action, romance and secrets. It will leave you shaking once finished.

Kayla only has her sister, Braylin. When Braylin commits suicide because of a breakup, it’s Kayla’s mission to avenge her sister’s death. Kayla plans to seduce and hurt Nick, Bryalin’s ex-boyfriend. But Nick is no normal boyfriend, he’s lives a dangerous world that Kayla isn’t afraid to jump in.


I picked up The Dev
5 Stunning STARS!

I don't even know where to begin!!!! I love mafia romance novels and this book takes it up a notch!!!! Violence, prostitution, betrayal, revenge and that power-struggle-war! With powerful characters at play. It was stunning and shocking... that got me captivated from start to finish.

Kayla though stubborn, she will grow on you... her character is feisty, daring and resilient! I could not believe the length she would go to to achieve what she wants. She definitely shocked me.. Add
Nov 25, 2012 Kirsty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012

I can't not believe I took so long to read this book.. It is SO good! I couldn't put it down once I started.

It is absolutely jam packed full of action! The whole way through I found myself trying to guess what could happen and every scenario I guessed was wrong, which is good!

It left off with a huge cliffhanger and I and wait to start the next book!

5 huge stars!
Feb 12, 2015 Snow rated it it was ok

OMG, my friend is gonna kill me BUT I simply didn't like this...
I tried, I fuckin did...
BUT dear God, the characters are so one dimensional...and I don't understand the actions they do through out the book (view spoiler)
Jenn Green
May 01, 2012 Jenn Green rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deny it all u want, everyone loves a bad boy & Nick is as bad as they come! Love him!! But seriously, awesome book. Pulled me in and didnt let go. Lots of action & superhott chemistry!! Kept me on the edge of my seat. I would have liked to see more from Nicks POV though, I liked getting into his head. It made u realize that no matter how badly he treated Kayla sometimes u saw where he was coming from & loved him more for it. It was also refreshing to see Kaylas transformation thru-ou ...more
Feb 03, 2013 Sarah rated it did not like it
What the hell did I just attempt to read?
I couldn't finish. Literally couldn't read one more page.

This was seriously my facial expression from page 1.

I'm not being dramatic. Even the beginning was weird and not well written and had me wondering immediately what I was getting myself into.

50 pages in of nothing but WTF, complete (and I do mean complete) lack of any and all detail, flat characters, and even more WTF.
How this book gets 5 star ratings and maintains above a 4 average is completely bey
It was so lame!!! The worst book ever! The idea wasn't so bad but the execution of it so terrible! So predictable! Agrh! I'm so angry right now!!

Nov 12, 2012 Trina rated it it was amazing
This book had me on the edge of my seat all day!!!! Just WOW!!!! Sooo sooo GOOD!!! And I have a new love!!!.....Nick!!! Just bad ass!!!
Cristina Buzoianu
Yes, I liked it THAT much! After I got after the initial shock. It's a great book with an interesting plot, lots of twists and plenty of action.
What in God's name was this?
Did I even read the same book as all this 5 star reviewers?
Amazon, you sold me the broken copy and I want my damn money back!
Or am I just too old for this s*it?!
If you had asked me to rate this when I was at 50% of this book I would have given it 1 star. I actually almost stopped reading around that point and was thinking it was about a 1 star read. The first half was written almost like a 3rd grader had written it. I am not a grammar/punctuation nazi at all. I feel like a book should be rated on the story, characters, and delivery unless the grammatical errors are so bad that I can't understand the book. This writing was awful during the first half of ...more
----- Spoiler. Alert. Continue at your own risk. Don't say I didn't warn ya.

Besides the fact that the eyes on the cover of this book kind of freak me out... THIS BOOK WAS FUCKING FANTASTIC!

I adore Kayla. She has an insanely high self-esteem that I'm jealous of. She won't take shit from anybody. Besides the fact that she was a prostitute and can be rather dumb when it comes to certain situations (of the life or death variety)
Nov 19, 2012 Zizz rated it it was amazing


This book was absolutely amazing. Kayla is all kinds of amazing. I am so in love with this book that somehow amazing is the only adjective I can think of right now.

Love the story. It's a bit all over the place but it didn't read like a mess to me. Instead it kept me very interested. (view spoiler)
Jan 13, 2013 Kaza rated it did not like it

I couldn't finish The Devil's Eyes. It was superficial, too wordy with long explanations and the characters were not appealing.

Beyond those issues I couldn't get past Kayla prostituting herself. There was really no good reason for it. It just made me loose all respect for her.
Triin from T's Bookish Moments
Feb 16, 2013 Triin from T's Bookish Moments rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult, steamy, mafia
From my blog.

Nicholas Jayzon commanded attention when he walked into a room. If you were ever damned enough to make eye contact with him, you would know what it is like to be lured in by The Devil’s Eyes.

I definitely have a weakness for well-written mafia romances like Crow's Row (I'm still waiting for the second book...) and the Untouchable series, and this is right next to my all-time favorites. It had the right balance of romance, steamy scenes and suspense, and kept me on my toes the enti
Really fast-paced and entertaining. I absolutely fell in love with Nick. And Kayla is BADASS.
Oct 30, 2012 Ela rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Loved Nick and the story of Kayla "getting her revenge".
Mily Lou
Nov 20, 2011 Mily Lou rated it really liked it
STOP!!!! Spoiler HERE

I HAVE TO ADMIT THIS BOOK IS REALLY GOOD. I like that this man by the name of Nick is not as perfect as most characters in other books. Some authors create this PERFECT guy that is tall, dark, muscular and beautiful with a nice personality. A rich man who goes out of his way to help a poor helpless woman, with personal problems and a childhood trauma; who needs some good looking man to come and rescue her. Some authors try to hard to make this perfect man for the reader to l
Khanique McDaniel
Where to start ... ok ...

I get it, the whole concept. But still, it got very winded and some very obvious outs where there as well as a lot of cliche and unnecessary drama.

There was never a chapter without drama and honestly with the way this book ended, I really hope she tells Nick to go fuck himself! As brave as he seems to see himself, I think he's a coward for his decision in the end.

Kayla is an interesting character. I think she could be a badass business owner if she wasn't falling fool fo
Mar 02, 2014 Joymzz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

When i first heard of this book i was super excited because it sounded like the kind of mafia book i would like... but after reading it, i can safely say I LOVE IT The drama, suspense,the love and sex and so one are just few of the things that makes this book awesome as hell! After i started reading it i couldn't put it down again.

"Genius" that's the only way i can describe the plot and the characters. The whole revenge thing was good, and then the fact that Kayla was willin
Brandy Lynn
Feb 03, 2013 Brandy Lynn rated it really liked it
If you are a fan of Sempre or Crow's Row you are going to fall in love with this series The Devil's Eyes!

WOW, I read this book due to high recommendations from other readers. First, let me say that this is the first book I have read from Jennifer Loren, and I am totally addicted to her writing! She sucked me in from the first page and left me thirsty for more! This book was raw, gritty, emotional, angsty, mysterious, and pure sexiness all rolled into one! Yep, I told you Jennifer Loren ROCKS!

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