When Civil War nurse Ruth Blackstone sacrificed her soul to save her husband’s life, he utterly betrayed her trust. Now, 150 years later, she’s still stuck killing depraved souls to feed her devil of a boss, Jerahmeel. She’s never been one for hair-brained schemes or sweet-talking flirts. That is, until she meets Cajun rogue Odie Pierre-Noir.
Odie has the research and the war plan to overthrow Jerahmeel and win freedom for all Indebteds. There’s just one hitch: he needs Ruth to act as bait. With charm on his side, he shows Ruth an intense passion she’s never experienced before.
Now Ruth must make the hardest decision of her long, damned life: continue in relative safety as an Indebted with Odie as her lover, or risk their eternal souls for one chance to break the curse. Will she choose the lesser evil?
Review: This is the first book that I have read by Jillian David and I have to say it was a pleasant surprise. Recently I have found myself shying away from paranormal stories but I was pulled right into this one. The story leads in more like it is going to be a murder mystery and I think that is the part that grabbed my attention.
The first character that we meet is Ruth. She is the female lead and boy is she headstrong and set in her ways. But you quickly learn that underneath that tuff exterior is an amazing heart. In walk Odie, the male lead. Both Ruth and Odie have had a horrid past over the last century and have their own fair share of walls built up to protect themselves. They learn fast through that there is something that they can’t deny between them. An attraction that they can’t fight.
The writing is fast passed and kept me on my toes. She is very detailed and I found that the stories between the main characters and the sub characters flowed without any issues. This is the third book in the Hell to Pay series and I had no problem picking up this book and jumping right in. I feel very comfortable in saying that you can read the books in order or as stand alone novels.
A wonderful read full of action and romance. I give this book a 4 rose rating.
Favorite Quote: “There is no rest for us. We are not human. I do not tire like other men. And I will never, ever tire of you.”