The Devil in Disguise
Luke Thorne loves having one hell of a good time. As the ruler of every dark creature to walk the earth, he certainly has more than a bit of a bad side. He lives for danger and isn’t the type to lose his heart—mostly because he doesn’t have one. Then she walks into his life.
Mina James is seduction in the flesh, a perfect temptation that the dev ...more
WOW WOW, WOW...this was an AMAZING read.
Luke Thorne was one hell of a sexy mofo. This book seriously had it all. It started out running and just never stopped. The plot was awesome. The side characters interesting (and I can't wait for their books). The hero and heroine were likable and well written. The sexual chemistry OFF THE CHARTS.
Action, love, twists, and turns. Great potential for future storylines. One of the best paranormal books ...more
Luke Thorne has just been promoted to my number one. That sexy devil got to me!!
As for Mina.. She was badass with a softer side. She was perfect for Luke.
It was a battle between light and dark. I felt that I really needed to choose a side, so... I chose dark!!
This is a great beginning to a new series.
I can't wait for Julian and Rose.
Okay.. One more because David Gandy!!!
What did I think of this book?
I fucking loved it.
If you like your men slightly angry, demanding, possessive, powerful and for them to growl 'mine' - then this is the book for you!
If you like a heroine who isn't a weak arse whiny bitch, who can kick butt, who doesn't bend over and grab her ankles for every man she sees - then this is the book for you!
If you like a story that's filled with action and intrigue, that has side characters you want to know more about, with just the right amo ...more
Cynthia Eden certainly knows how to start off a new series with a bang, and I have to admit that after reading The Devil in Disguise looks set to be another absolute winner for me.
Packed with action, plot twists and a great new cast of paranormal characters, the author delivered everything that I expect and more from one of her books.
"You are not nearly as big and bad as people say…"
"Oh, I am. Never doubt that."
Luke Thorne lives a very c ...more
Lured again by overall ratings (4.6 on Amazon and 4.07 on goodreads), plus a steal of a deal at 99 cents for a multi-house author who has been a finalist for Romance Writers of America awards three times, I started this book believing I would be wowed. Well, it was fine. Perfectly ...more
Lucien “Luke” Thorne is Lord of the Dark destined to rule over the paranormals cast away from the light. Luke is content in his dominion until he meets a woman who calls to him in ways he hasn’t experienced in years, but her presence could unbalance Luke’s world.
Mina James is a feisty woman who believes her destiny is saddled in darkness but she isn’t about to accept such fate and decides to take matters in her own hands. Mina believes Luke is the answer to her situation but she learns ...more
From the start we meet the somewhat jaded Luke and the author pulls no punches but quickly lets the reader know that he is the big bad that haunts the night. Ok now we have that out of the way what else is left to creep out the reader? Well there's the myst ...more
This book was freaking awesome! It was one of the best PNR books I've read in a long, long time. I loved every minute of it from the interesting characters, to the suspense, and definitely the romance. Everything about this book worked for me.
I loved Mina and how she was a good person but also ready to defend those she loved. And Luke....what can I say about Luke. He is super hot and I loved seeing him fall in love.
I loved, lov ...more
My first book by Cynthia Eden and i'll be watching her very closely. This was a dark twist to an otherwise very famous 'fairytale'.
Lucien Thorne is everything you'd want in a Dark Lord- arrogant, hot and badass. Throw is some action, suspense and hot, hot sex scenes and this quickly became an un-put-down-able book :) Mina was sweet as she was sassy. There was insta- lust (although a peeve for me, this time it worked wonderfully) and i loved the intense chemistry the characters had.
I had a ...more
This book is the perfect mix of fantasy and paranormal. I really enjoyed it from beginning to end.
”Are you the devil?”
“Only if hell’s on earth.”
Are you tempted? Lol. I didn’t mean for this pic to be so…revealing…but his…face…was just perfect to me. LMAO!
Luke is the devil, the darkness. He encounters Mina when she tries to manipulate him and seeks him out in a time of weakness. After he discovers her true motive, he is still determined to keep her. I loved that Luke’s character ...more
Mina James is searching for Luke, the dark brother. He has something she needs and even the brother of dark can't resist her charms. Luke is indeed charmed by Mina, more than he understands and it has nothing to d ...more
“Maybe I’m bad so I can do good things to you.”
Luke Thorne is the Lord of the Dark, the ruler of all dark creatures. And he lives for doing very bad things. But lately his life has become predictable, boring. Until Mina walks into his life.
Mina James is on the run. She needs something from Luke that will save her from her enemies. But Luke isn’t what she expected from someone who is supposed to be evil.
Nothing is what it appears to be, and the attraction between them make it impossible f...more
Beware of Spoilers!
Heroine (Mina): 5/5
Hero (Luke): 5/5
Grovel: the H was on his knees at one point!
Average score: 5/5
Best Line: so many good ones, including:
“And Luke realized the truth. “You are the fiercest thing I’ve ever seen.””
Worst Line: none!
This was a brilliant paranormal love story. I loved every moment of it!
Cannot wait for the other books in this series.
Good start to a new series by CE. I've read several of her books and though I like some more than others, they are all enjoyable.
Luke and Mina.
Mina is a Siren and hates it; with just the sound of her voice, she can do harm. She is on the run from an organization, and an obsessed agent, that wants to use her power for evil. She needs a magical stone to rid herself of the hated 'curse' she's living with and Luke has it.
Luke. The king of darkness. He's in charge of the 'dark' beings of the wo ...more
I have to say this book wasn't exactly what I expected, I thought it would be darker it talks about Luke Thorne being the ruler of every dark creature that walks the earth and him not having a heart when actually he's kinda cute and a real softie, not at all what I expected.
The idea behind it is good, there's a prophecy, there's always a prophecy
'… Once upon a time, twin boys were born. One was predicted to be a bearer of light, the destined ruler who would protect all humans. He would fly thro ...more
First 5 Star Read of 2017!!
I loved everything about this book. If the rest of the series is as good as Devil in Disguise I'm hooked. It has an Immortals After Dark feel to it, but with it's own twist. One of the best paranormal romances I've read in a long while.
I loved Luke with his snarky attitude, his wicked humor and his all around bad boy persona.
"We aren't going to be friends." Just so there would be no confusion. Her gaze skittered back t ...more
I absolutely loved, loved, LOVED this book! And devoured it top to bottom in one sitting, that’s how addictive and enrapturing Cynthia Eden’s writing is. Luke and Mina and their story instantly one of my all time PNR favorites! Up there close to Suzanne Wright’s Dark in you, that’s how brilliant we’re talking about here! Quick pace, smart and funny banter, insane chemistry and über sexy times, this book had it ALL!
I was so hooked in this world and it’s main and second ...more
Hero takes one look at the heroine and says “mine,“ and doesn’t let anything stand in his way. He is very protective and sweet with her.
If you are looking for darkness you will not find it in here, and that's my only complain because we have Prince of Darkness in here but he is more like
Yes!!! That's what I wanted! An amazing PNR!
This is the latest from Cynthia Eden, and it introduces a new series with a new cast of characters. I love her Paranormal Romances. I just love them. This is no exception. I haven’t loved her latest series, oh don’t get me wrong, I’ve definitely liked them. But this is what I’ve been craving. Not a dark and gritty UF, or her dark and obsessive men in
This is paranormal romance at its finest. I mean that with everything in m ...more
However, Luke Thorne was delicious in every way possible. I really liked the plot and the characters within The Devil in Disguise. The chemistry between Luke and Mina was amazing and smutty and god damn amazing. I guess I was just expecting more in a way? I don't really know if I'm making sense.. but for some reason I just feel like it or I was missing something..
I will probably dive into the se ...more
Overall Opinion: Well...I tried another pnr romance book, and I'm still not convinced that I even really like the genre. It's not that I struggled with the idea of pnr creatures or the world or anything in this one, but it more about the lack of connection I felt between the characters. I didn't understand the progression from lust to love at all. I understand that lots of other stuff was going on, but I didn't feel like the connection was given enough attention. Like with suspenseful ...more
It started out OK with the prologue. Thought I was going to get some major anti-hero bad-ass for the lead male, but not really. He was kinda tame even in the beginning, but I kept hoping...
Progress to 50% was not terribly slow, it was an easy read, but there was nothing special either.
And then, the author, as one Amazon reviewer put it: "essentially castrated her main character." Nothing bad boy about him. Nothing dangerous and edgy. The h wasn't terribly interesting either.
So no, not ...more
Luke and Mina had so much chemistry! I absolutely loved the mystery, the crazy obsession, the angst, the romance and the secondary characters. The whole plot was amazing and Im always in for a bad boy/strong heroine romance!
Ive read CE before, and with this, she's BACK in the list of "authors Im gonna super stalk"! Cant wait to read more of this series.
Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She love ...more
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He grinned. 'I'm keeping you.”