Romance Review | Deal with the Devil by Cynthia Eden

Overview: New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden spins a hot new paranormal Purgatory story with…DEAL WITH THE DEVIL. 

Eric Pate is used to making his own rules—as the director of the PARA Unit, he is the boss. Everyone rushes to obey his commands, and no one knows his secrets. No one ever gets too close to him. But then he meets her. 

Ella Lancaster is tired of being a prisoner. She escaped one hell just to find herself in another, but Eric doesn’t consider her containment with his agents as punishment. He actually thinks it is a form of protection. But Eric is so very wrong. Ella doesn’t need protecting, not for anyone or anything. 

But when the PARA Unit comes under attack, Ella and Eric both find themselves battling a supernatural beast that they never expected. Forced to join forces, to make a deal, Ella and Eric are soon fighting side-by-side, and their attraction for each other can’t be contained or controlled. Hot. Wild. Consuming. Ella’s deal with her devil is soon taking over her life. 

And as Eric falls deeper and deeper under the mysterious Ella’s spell, his legendary control begins to crack. The beast that he has kept chained so carefully inside rises to the surface. Unfortunately, when the devil loses his control…there is real hell to pay. 

Purchase Links: Amazon or iBook
Publishing Date: June 9, 2015
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Stars: 5
My Review: Perfect. Awesome. Dynamite. Deal with the Devil rips an emotional and powerful 5 stars from me. I've never read anything by Cynthia Eden before and she's made a fantastic impression upon me with this novel. It holds everything a great novel should, a developing and moving plot, characters that are multidimensional, and something that makes you want to read more. I loved both Ella and Eric.

The heroine was really a great heroine. Ella was clever, compassionate, affectionate, sweet, and a bit sassy. She has lived a long time and seen a lot of things she'd rather forget. She may no longer be a werewolf's prisoner, but she's still a prisoner to the PARA Unit. Her interaction with Eric at the beginning sets the stage for what happens later. 

Eric can't help his compulsion to watch Ella or keep her captive. He's the director of the PARA Unit and not quite human himself. He's charming in a dark way, darling, deadly,  and sinfully attractive. His life is one centered on being in control at all times. When Ella crawls under his skin, for the first time he feels peace. His control is easier with her around. 

The story intertwines Ella and Eric's romance with action from werewolves and a mad scientist. Ella and Eric balance one another out. She gives him what he needs while he gives her what she needs. The two complete one another to which Ella sees Eric as her mate, the one she's been searching for for all her existence. Eric completely disregards the notion which causes lots of issues between him and Ella. 

The story is vivid and well laid out. There's explanations of the world weaved into the story so there's never a point where the reader is confused by the world in which the novel is set. The writing wraps around the reader and holds them captive in the book's world until the last word has been read. I love story's like this and for that I'm ever so glad to have read Deal with the Devil. Cynthia Eden, I adore you and have to thank you for giving me Eric.