- Eve Langlais
- Release Date
- August 2010
- Book 1 of Princess of Hell
Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
It drives my dad nuts I'm such a goody two shoes, but the fact that I'm a virgin makes smoke pour from his ears. See, I'm determined to save myself for love, but daddy dear, more commonly known as Lucifer, just wants me to stop being an embarrassment. Would it kill you to sin a little?
Maybe he'll get his wish because I met an intriguing hunk last night in my bar. Could he be the one? He certainly melts my panties like marshmallows over the coals of Hell, but do I dare trust him? My last boyfriend thought he'd gain infamy by killing me. He's infamous all right. Dad had him mounted on a wall, his version of modern art titled, ‘Touch my baby girl and die'. Cute in a twisted way.
My love life isn't the only thing I've got to worry about. There's someone threatening the denizens of Hell, and while my daddy says to not worry my pretty little head about it, I an involved because whoever is behind the attacks keeps coming after me.
Bring it. I'm not afraid. Being a princess of Hell means that sometimes I have to grab a demon by the horns and slap it around. It's what keeps my ass looking great.
Nothing in my life is ever simple, and I blame that on my dad, Lucifer. Assassination attempts, hellhounds, and a rebellion in Hell? A piece of cake compared to the turmoil in my heart. No one ever told me love would be the toughest battle of all.
Dec 21, 2010
199 people found the following review helpful
With the title of Lucifer's Daughter, what else could this story be but a wickedly HOT one.
One look at the blurb and I knew I wanted to read it. As a lover of paranormal romance, the whole idea of a story seen through the eyes of a princess of Hell was extremely appealing and the line "makes my insides melt like marshmallows of the coals of hell" sealed the deal. It gave the promise that as I began to read I would find everything I love and to my absolute excitement it didn't fail to deliver what I could only describe as a book SINFULLY entertaining with a heavy dose of sexy. If there was any chance of instant combustion, I took that risk as I read because this story sucked me in, lit a fire and burned through me until the satisfying, sigh inducing end
Lucifer's Daughter opened up with a conversation between Muriel and her Daddy dearest Lucifer, also known as Satan, the Devil, the Father of all Lies, Beelzebub, Prince of Darkness, King of Hell. We get to see their relationship in a snapshot – he's frustrated she's too good and wants desperately for her to "evil it up" because honestly, how does it look if Lucifer has a daughter who's light on the sin and a virgin. With great love for her father, Muriel reminds him once again that as strange as it may seem to the world, her first time will be with someone she loves and that he needs to make do with the little "sins" she does do. Little does Muriel know but she's about to meet a man with a low gravelly voice and sexy as hell (no pun intended) that will literally rock her world. Auric just might be the "one" if he can pass her three tests, one of them being his reaction to her being a princess of Hell and if she could just figure out what he's hiding from her. He evades all her questions, seems to turn up everywhere and then there's the question of just who he is and what kind of "supernatural" he is. As situations throw them together and things start to spice up – between them and the plot to overtake Hell – Muriel finds herself having to make a tough decision – just how much is she willing to risk for love?
I have to say I loved this story and the whole idea of it. Having never read Eve Langlais before, I was excited to find that she adds a great sense of humor with her style of writing. It had a nice lighthearted feel to it which made it very easy to fall into the story and it kept me totally involved to the end. I loved the emotions that I felt as I read and the connection I had with both Muriel and Auric. As a complete romance junkie, this had it all – those early moments of awareness, the longing for closeness and hands down my favorite – the drama of the fight that comes when that love is threatened and eventually conquered. The author had me sighing as I devoured each page and for me the story ended way too soon but I can't really complain because the story will continue in Snowballs In Hell, which judging by the title looks just as good.
I enjoyed the way she wrote her characters, especially Muriel because she was instantly likeable and became someone that I was interested to learn more about. Here was a girl who held a conviction that even her father couldn't break. At first glance I had to ask myself just what kind of character Muriel was, would she be a squeaky clean girly-girly. Oh she was definitely girly from the wardrobe she had but Muriel had spunk and the right kind of sass that made her a strong person. She was definitely tough, a necessity that comes with warding off attacks and I loved the confidence she had in her abilities to take care of herself. It was funny reading of her attraction to Auric and the frustration she felt as that attraction wreaked havoc over her body. As caught up as she become, she was still smart and as things took a turn for the worst, I loved her willingness to act, to fight and to do whatever it took to protect her newfound love. She was definitely a great character and with the mystery that comes with the secrets locked in her mind, it'll be interesting to see what happens next with her.
Auric *sigh* He had me from the beginning when he walked into Muriel's workplace with that sexy swagger and bad boy persona. You don't really get to know who he truly is until deeper into the story but nothing beats a man of mystery and with his leather duster and magic sword (which he knew how to use VERY VERY well lol) it was easy to see why Muriel lost her heart so quickly to him. He was definitely the kind of hero I look for – extremely masculine, protective as heck and that sexy scar of his *sigh* Of course it also didn't hurt that he was capable of melting Muriel's insides with those deliciously hot kisses of his and how he smoldered when he looked at her *sighs again* Yep it wasn't very hard to fall for him at all.
I'm really glad I got the chance to read Lucifer's Daughter and it was definitely a great way to spend an evening. Eve Langlais has found herself another fan and I can't wait to see what she has in store for Muriel and Auric. With the way these two are with each other, it can only mean more heart racing action. Happy reading!!
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