Luck of the Devil
by Patricia EimerPublished by: Entangled Books Publish date: August 2, 2011 Genre: Paranormal Comedy/Romance Source: ARC provided by NetGalley for review My Rating: Blurb from Publisher: Being the youngest daughter of the Devil isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The days of teenage rebellion and vows of chastity made just to tick off her father are over, and now all Faith Bettincourt wants is a nice, quiet life. Unfortunately, thanks to the unexpected arrival of her demonically-downsized sister, a ditzy succubus roommate, and dear old Dad himself, Faith’s plans for a relaxing vacation spent watching reruns go up in flames.Now it’s all Faith can do to keep the family reunion from Hell (literally) under wraps, and the angelically-inclined hottie across the hall from realizing there’s something weird about his neighbor. And, thankfully, it’s working. Until an angelic stalker shows up in a bid to steal her powers and take over the world.Forget watching reruns. With the way things are going, Faith will need the luck of the Devil just to survive until Monday. My Review:
The dysfunctional family meets paranormal in Luck of the Devil, a creative and funny new novel by Patricia Eimer.
As the youngest daughter of Satan, Faith has a tough time dealing with family and fitting into the human world. Faith’s human mother is a nutcase who has a problem facing reality. Faith’s sister, Hope struggles with a demonic demotion, and her brother Tolliver turned her roommate into a succubus. Just as Faith finally begins to make progress with her handsome neighbor, the entire family decides to come for a visit, and a stalker threatens her safety.
Luck of the Devil is a fun, entertaining read. Patricia Eimer manages to humanize demons, while keeping the essential supernatural stereotypes intact. Part of why this novel is so entertaining is the family dynamics. The devil is the absent father who tries to make up missed time with gifts, Tolliver is the older brother resentful of his step mother, Hope is the sister trying to gain acceptance, and Faith just wants to be “normal.” Even though this family is demonic, it is easy to relate to the characters, who face very human problems such as job demotion, relationship struggles, and facing parents after messing up.
The spin on the supernatural is unique. The relationship between angels and demons, good and evil is unexpected. In this book, the devil and god are brothers who control their own elements of the universe. The romance in Luck of the Devil was sweet, and hot at times, but not over done. There were parts to this book that felt a bit lacking in direction, but overall, the book was very fun and enjoyable to read. I am looking forward to reading more from Patricia Eimer in the future.
For readers who enjoy humorous paranormal books, Luck of the Devil is a great read. Look for this book on release day, August 2!