Samantha Martin may be the leader of Hel, but she is also an imp in debt to a sorcerer. Luckily he’s vowed to wipe away all the favors she owes for one job – retrieve a stolen gem.
But Gregory also needs her help. Interdimensional rifts are opening, spilling supernatural creatures into the world of the humans. Locating and closing the gateways takes a team of two – an angel and a demon.
It’s the opportunity Sam has been waiting for, the very thing that might allow demons and angels to put aside nearly three million years of hate. But the gem has a dark power – one that could shatter any hope of peace between heaven and hell. Which task takes priority? Sam is at a crossroads, where either choice leads to a dark future.
“This is a complete assembly intercourse.”
It took me a second to realize what he meant. “Cluster fuck, babe. The term is cluster fuck.”
Good, fun book. There is a ton of things that happen in this book, and at least half of it is just good clean fun. Even if the Iblis is overrun by responsibility and past debts.
There are so many things that happen in this book that I wished at times she would slow down and focus on one thing. It felt like every few pages there was a new fire to put out, a new place to run to, a new problem to solve. It made for a very stressful book, because I never knew quite what was going to happen next, or even if the first problem was even going to get solved. I will say, other than that, I liked it though. Some of the problems were hilarious, or just interesting.
Actually quite a few parts of this book were hysterical. The matchmaking business with Rafi is pure magic. The jokes about sex were, while common and expected, still able to make me laugh. There is a new addition to her household that makes me personally laugh, but probably would make others. She is just so…neat. And that cat. Oh my that cat. You should read this for the cat alone.
I do like where this is going, too. I’m not quite certain where this is going (and now I only have one more to reread in the series and I’m caught up to where I was before), but I like how it is getting there. I really liked this book because Sam and Gregory are working so closely together, even though they have different areas of responsibility, though they do use every excuse to work together. I’m eagerly awaiting the day Gregory goes into Hel with Sam. The way these two came together through all the series before now to get to this point is amazing.
There were a lot of new things added in with this book. However, I don’t really feel like anything really broke the rules already established, which is great. The one thing I will criticise is holy hell how was that gem so powerful?! Dunbar, up until this point, has mostly been able to keep things reasonable. Sure Gregory is super powerful, bet he is at the extreme top. However that gem basically rewrote everything about what we know about power in this world, and not in a good way. I just really don’t like the way it was handled.
I had a lot of fun reading this one. I can’t believe how much more I have to go in this series.