Note: This ARC was provided by Samhain Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Abaddon is a devil whose main job is to acquire souls to take back with him to Hell. Unfortunately, he appears to be slacking on the job and finds himself slapped with a probationary notice. If he doesn't meet his quota within the predetermined deadline, Abaddon could very well end up in far more hellish circumstances. But why go through the hassle of looking for numerous souls when all it may take is one pure soul to solve his problem? After all, it's all about quality over quantity, and Abaddon has set his sights on twenty-two-year-old Seth, a musician with his brother's traveling revival fellowship. Abaddon thinks offering Seth to get his eyesight back is the key to getting the young man to sell his soul, but what this devil never expected was just how committed to his faith Seth is and how much he would care for him.
Damned If You Do is a standalone M/M story from Marie Sexton and this book proved to be one hell (pun unintended) of a fantastical read. I've read books about devils or demons falling for angels or humans but this book is much more than that because just when you think you know what's going to happen, you're in for a surprise. Abaddon and Seth aren't your run-of-the-mill devil and human, respectively, so their story had to be extraordinary as well, proving to be more than good versus evil. There's humor and seriousness, but neither is overdone. The story itself is different in all the best ways possible and it reiterates just how good of a writer Marie Sexton is. I found myself invested in Abaddon and Seth and the resolution to their issue was supernaturally touching and had me gushing. I'm giving Damned If You Do five out of five stars. ♥
Date Read: 07 August 2016
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