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Cards of Love: The Devil

(Devil's Playground #1)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  4,169 ratings  ·  856 reviews
The Devil is a prelude novel that is part of the Cards of Love Collection. You do NOT need to read any other books in the collection to read The Devil.

They'll tell you I seduced them. Used my looks and body to lure them into my playground.
They'll tell you I'm a sinner. A demon who held them captive with temptation and lust.
They'll tell you I'm evil. A monster obsessed w
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Published November 15th 2018 (first published November 13th 2018)
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“There are no heroes in this story. Only devils”.

If someone had told me that when I first started this book that the outcome was going to be completely different than what I was expecting, I would’ve told them that they’re wrong and that they need to start taking their meds. But as of right now, I feel like I need to be put on MEDS! What was that?!! No seriously. I’m trying so hard right now not to type a lot of f bombs but FUCK.ME This was some next shit right here!!

I went into this st
⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing

If you like dark and twisted reads then this is a MUST read, it was f*@king awesome!!!

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I can't wait for the next one, let's hope the wait isn't too long ;)
Ashley Jade seems to like telling stories about abused heroines who are publicly shamed/disgraced/vilified for consensual (and nonconsensual) sex while the men end up relatively unscathed. In the last week alone I've read 2 from her:

1. The Devil & The Devil's Advocate
2. Blame It on the Pain

It isn't simply that the women are objectified and dehumanized, but rather the men (who by all accounts are even more deviant) are usually cast in the role of the saviour. Look, I know this is only a book and
Isabella. R
5 Lustful Stars ⭐️

Wow like I just didn’t enjoy every single minute of this debauched little read 🔥
The Devil is every thing this title implies. ‘And thou shall not lead us into temptation...’, but he damn well does. You have the young little innocent step daughter Eden, the tortured mayor Cain and the devil himself Damien, or is he? What you need to discover is how these three became so devilishly entwined.

What I can promise, is a story truly lustful, a tale of lies and deceit, so heartbreaking
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’CARDS OF LOVE: THE DEVIL’ Is a prelude novel in the cards of love collection, by new to me author Ashley Jade. Dual POV. MMF, MF

I really have no idea what I've just read, devoured it really, it was all kinds of f#cked up, beyond hot, just when you think the story is going to go one way it takes a one sixy turn and everything changes. Easy to get into hard to put down, I read this in no time at all.

Carla Bulian
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is so twisted and great.
I didn’t see this coming, really!!!
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it

There better be a fucking sequel!!!!

Cause fucking damn, it can't bloody end like that, duh?!

Since I absolutely went in blind, and this is the first time I'm reading smth written by ASHLEY JADE, I'm both, shockingly stunned by the abrupt ending, I didn't see that coming...and suprisedly stunned cause, fucking hell have I been doing so far and NOT reading a book by this author sooner?!

The writing is excitingly suspenseful, captivating and contagiously thrilling and I haven't even begun talking abo
***4.5 Stars***

The Devil was one thrilling, exciting and hot ride. I had so much fun with all the twists and turns Ashley Jade threw at me. What can I say except The Devil had me hooked and glued to the pages. I’m a little obsessed with Damien and Cain. The game they’re playing was so much fun. In a very erotic, dark and twisted way. I just held on for the ride. I’m so excited that there’s a sequel cause these two and their antics could go on for awhile. They’re a team but on opposite sides. The
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta-reads, re-read
If you’ve read this author before then you already know when you pick up an Ashley Jade book you just don’t know what you’re in for. Throw in a title like The Devil and you know for sure all bets are off.

The Devil is a story of unrequited love, of betrayal, a trust that’s not easily given and so carelessly shattered and an intense, all consuming need for revenge. There is no hero, there are no good guys here. Just an innocent who’s too love struck to see the truth until someone forces them to f
Mar 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
That was one hell of a read! I devoured every tantalizing word of this devious tale and the author did a fabulous job of keeping me guessing. I was so thrilled to not know what was going to happen next.

"Sometimes the only difference between love and obsession is a broken heart."

"The heart is the greatest fortune teller of all time. It’s always one step ahead of the curve."
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

What did I just read with this one, this one really was a complete head-screw.
This manages to paint us a picture and then turn everything thing on its head so completely.
My advice here read this one blind, it has so many unexpected twists and turns and some complete shockers in store for you.
Told from three separate POV's Damian, Cain and Eden all with such separate agendas.
This then tells us a story jumping back to the past and sharing with us Damian and Cain's entwined history.
As this so right
Phuong ✯
UHM UHM OKAY ... it's almost 3am do I go to bed or do i start the next book?
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 stars.


What the fuck did I just read? I have no idea but holy effing shit. I went into The Devil blind and I didn't expect a single thing that happened to actually happen. When you think you know something you're thrown another curveball.

Do me a favor and read this book!!! Go in blind - don't read the blurb or any spoilers and just read it.

Loved these quotes:

Because the fucked-up thing about love is—just because the person you love doesn’t love you back…it doesn’t
Breanne Eckleberry
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don't know where to start. This book deserves more than 5 stars.

This was one of the most intense, gripping, page turning books I have ever read. The author sucks you down this deep, dark hole with no chance of escape. You will feel every single word so deep in your soul and will find yourself begging for more and praying for it to stop all at once. If you're looking for picnics in the park and wine with friends, you're in the wrong place. But if you're looking for a soul crushing, heart wrenc
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars
This is the first book I have read from this author; however, it definitely won't be the last. This was my Pick-for-Me Challenge book for January 2019 and was picked for me by the lovely Robin. I knew nothing about this book. Isn't it funny how that works? I am not a blurb reader by any means really. Most of my book recommendations come from my friends saying...'hey, read this book, you'll like it.' Most of the time, depending on who it is, I shrug and say, 'okay, if you think I'll like it.' The ...more
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am all over about this book. My emotions are........... I don't know. This book will have you going in so many directions you'll be so dizzy you'll think you were on a carnival ride. But oh how fun that ride is. Although at times you'll be equal parts turned on and angry as he** with the things going on.
This book is The Devil, but it's the Preview for The Devil’s Advocate, another book to come. And oh my Gods do I want that book to get here.
In this book we meet Eden, Cain, and Damien. Cain and
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Woooooo was this book good!!! I didn't see the twist in the book but damn when I read it. This was my first book by this author. I will have to wait until the second book goes on sale so if it does please let me know :)
❤️ Nanda ❤️
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dark, taboo

This was not what I was expecting at all!! I have to say that I didn't read the blurb or any review... That's the way I like to go with Dark novels, but... And there's a huge but... I didn't see it coming!

It's all start with a man and a woman (obviously), and I was ok with them... Enjoying the plot... The taboo stepdaughter/age gap thing... A little bit of the usual for this trope... and then BANG!

It started with chapter after chapter of flashbacks, and not the kind of boring ones, when y
Becky Ballenger
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Baby Jesus in a tiny wicker basket!!!!! I pledge my undying female heterosexual love to you, Ashley Jade!!!!! I never know what you’re gonna throw at me, when I open your books, but I can say, that no matter what book it is, I will ALWAYS be HOOKED FROM PAGE ONE!!!!!! The Devil is absolutely NO EXCEPTION!!!!! You just keep getting better and better!!!!! You leave everything out on the field when you write a book, you leave nothing in the tank when you type “the end”, and I absolutely FLOVE ...more
Ally Vance
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
The Devil is a story that takes everything you expect from a romance and flips it on its ass. My heart is in pieces, my panties are ruined. I couldn't get enough.
Is it too soon to reread?

I freaking loved it. One sitting I read this in, because it was impossible to put down.

The pace was excellent, the story was totally mind blowing, and the character development was absolute perfection!

Dark? Check.
Sexy? Check check check check check.
Heartbreakingly and devilishly good? Check!

I know who The Devil
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You think you're ready... you're not.
You think you know what this book is about... you don't
You want to read it NOW!...... Be careful what you wish for 😈😈

There's a reason I read Ashley Jade.. when alot of her subjects/genres or whatever you want to call them are not my cup of tea... it's because she sucks you in to whatever she wrote with some devil voodoo and then spits you back out wondering what the heck happened and where the hell are your panties?

I recommend going into this one blind.. I
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cards of Love: The Devil by Ashley Jade
5 stars!!!

“There are no heroes in this story. Only devils.”

Ashley Jade is a new to me author and was introduced on the promise of a buddy read, said buddy went AWOL, but I forgive her. But…can I forgive this author for leaving me hanging? The Devil is a prelude to a book due out next month called The Devils Advocate, one book that I will be desperately waiting for and reading the minute it hits my kindle.

“Don’t hurt the only person who
Di Covey/TwistedBookReviews
HELL FUCKING YES! Go on and send me straight to hell, I'm gonna need some alone time with the devil. We have plotting to do.

“I’m pretty sure we’re going to hell.”
“I own a timeshare there.” He flashes me a quick evil grin as he shifts the car into drive. “The weather’s beautiful this time of year.”

Just take everything you think you know and toss it out the window. Author Ashley Jade brings a mix tape of twistedness, a burned CD of violence & eroticism, an epic playlist of wicked seduction. M
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, damn.

It's best you go into this blind.
Lisa Gonzales
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg!! Ashley Jade has done it again!! Read it through work and I couldn’t stop, I needed to know more. The twists, the emotions you go through with Cain and Damien and Eden! You can feel the whole pain. I felt for Cain in the beginning, everything he had encountered, the knowing Damiens backstory I was wow!! Put them two together it was a huge dynamic duo you can say!! Or were they??? The closer I kept coming to an end, I was like wait nope this can’t be!!! You learn who the devil is, but at the ...more
If you want a hot and dirty book, with a whole lot of mindfuck on the side, well, why haven't you bought The Devil yet?

Because this book has it all. Mystery, suspense, intrigue, sexy times....

Yes. The Devil has it all.

And it's mindblowing. Seriously. My mind has practically exploded this book is so good. I was never sure what would happen, wasn't sure who I was rooting for, wasn't sure of anything.
And that was so much fun and refreshing and I loved the suspense of it all.

And the sex? Yes. Go
Dee Trejo
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story damn! I already knew I was going to hell but if the devil is waiting for me then I may rush my trip down. This shit makes a sinner out if a saint with how dirty it is, you may need a shower or two just to feel clean again after reading this. It's hard to leave a review when you want to tell just spell out every sordid detail. I'm a huge fan of the villain and this left me wanting more of Damien and Cain and kinda feeling for the poor angel caught in the middle. Ashley Jade has fucked ...more
Kim BookJunkie ~ Editor & Proofreader
If I had it my way, I’d be the dirty little secret he takes to his bed every night instead of his doting little stepdaughter.”

Cain is 11 years older than his deceased wife’s daughter, Eden. The chemistry between the two is palpable so I expected this to be a stepfather/stepdaughter taboo treat but there is a 3rd character named Damien who makes this book is soooooo much more than that!!! I FLOVED this is super sexy, unpredictable, dark, crazy story! With rich high schoolers engaging in sexc
Jackie - Fire & Ice Book Reviews
With an Ashley Jade book, I can always expect a journey unlike any other… And with The Devil, I got one… except, it was a dirty ride where I needed to hold on tight.

Twisty, sexy, and everything I needed. The Devil set my panties ablaze, and took me on one hell of a mind-f*ck.

It’s sexy. It’s steamy. It’s… perfect, and it’s one of the best books I’ve read in 2018.

Go in blind and prepare for a hot, dirty, and wickedly delicious ride.

Hell is calling, and trust me, you want to answer.
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