Monday, April 27, 2015

New Release and Review! Devil On Your Back by Max Henry

Series: Butcher Boys, #2

When all you have left is choice, how do you ensure you make the right one?

I thought that losing my family was the linchpin to my suffering; the thing which would forever hold my head under the dark waters of regret.  But I was wrong … so wrong.

What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, and what threatens us only serves to feed the beast.  My boy is in trouble, and it’s time this father stood up for what he should have a long time ago.

Only, after years of believing I deserved to spend my days alone, punishing myself for the mistakes I made, I’ve finally found the truth—her.  When she needs me as much as my son, how will I decide which path to take? Will I be doomed to forever make the wrong choice?

And will I, once again, lose everything I love and drown in my regret?

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My Rating:  
Sultry Scale:

I like the storyline of these books, and the books themselves are fairly good. Devil on Your Back elicited more emotions from me than Devil You Know, which was a good thing. However I still felt like something was lacking. Our love interests in this book, Vince and Sonya, are both widows who lost their spouses unexpectedly. I think more could have been done help us understand their pain and loss, particularly with respect to Vince who lost his wife, and then his son. I didn't feel much chemistry or emotional connection between them, and their sex scenes were more porn than intimacy. 

I also felt like I was reading in fast forward sometimes. Situations were not clearly spelled out, or we were jumping around from topic to event and back again. The situation as it played out between Ramona, Sawyer, Bruiser and Ty came off as callous. It seems that pairing, and the King-Elena situation were thrown in just to set up future books. It felt rushed, and didn't fit in with the story well.

That being said, I like all of the Butcher Boys, despite their emotional shortfalls. I also like all of the Fallen Saints, I just didn't expect the story line to carry on in their direction given the name of the series. I will keep reading to see what relationships and drama unfold next.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Originally born and bred in Canterbury, New Zealand, Max now resides with her family in beautiful and sunny Queensland, Australia. Life with two young children can be hectic at times, and although she may not write as often as she would like, Max wouldn’t change a thing.

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