Thursday, August 4, 2011

Review: Luck of the Devil by Patricia Eimer

Luck of the Devil 
Author: Patricia Eimer
Publication: Entangled Publishing (August 2011)

Description: 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 Thoughts: This was a fun, irreverent paranormal romance. The family dynamics really put the "fun" in dysfunctional. Faith is the devil's youngest half human daughter. She tries to distance herself from the whole evil thing as she works as a pediatric nurse. But trouble just seems to keep finding her. She accuses her boss of sexual harassment and then her roommate who is a new demon eats him. They have to dispose of the body but wind up being haunted by Harold's ghost. Drugs have gone missing from her ward and, even though she is the one who reported the loss, the police want to lay the blame on her. And then there is her stalker....

To add to Faith's problems her older sister has come to live with her because her demon husband finds Jesus and destroys their cushy, soul and money stealing gig with a cult in Idaho. Her brother Tolliver who is the one who turned her roommate into a demon is also hanging around. And then her father the devil and her mother the human whackadoodle come to add their chaos to the mix.

But there is still some room for romance. She falls for the nice guy who moves in next door. It is only after he is the lawyer she calls when the police try to pin the drug theft on her that she finds out he is nephilim. Demons and nephilim aren't supposed to consort. After all, they are supposed to be on opposite teams. 

Turns out in this story that there isn't that much difference between God and Lucifer. In fact, they are brothers who are close. This was a very funny story. I laughed out loud and highlighted lots of favorite passages. Faith is trying so hard to be the calm, rational one while all around her characters are doing really irrational things. I recommend this to those who won't be offended by the radical theology and who like a funny paranormal romance. 
Favorite Quote:
"Faith Anne, what have I told you about lying?"

"It'll get you further in life than anything else as long as you can keep the story going?"
I received the eARC from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley. Here is the link for Entangled Publishing

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