Devil's Playground

Gabrielle Evans
Devil's Playground
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Siren Publishing
Release Date
November 2011
Book 3 of Gods of Chaos

Two years ago, Silas Ritchie butted heads with the Gods of Chaos and lost everything. He lives on the streets, finding shelter and food wherever he can, and just trying to survive. When a new friend offers him a job and negotiates a second chance for him, Silas will do whatever it takes to reclaim his old life—even pass up a chance on love.

When he was told of Silas's situation, Bryn expected he'd be working with a drunken vagrant. Even with his shaking hands and tattered clothes, Silas is no vagabond, and Bryn finds himself instantly captivated by the small man with sunflower eyes. He can see right through Silas's brave façade, but unfortunately, convincing the guy to let him help proves to be no easy task.

Falling in love with the starving artist, however, was as easy as breathing.

Book Review by Tyra Berger
Jan 16, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
162 people found the following review helpful
The Gods are out and creating Chaos in the lives of humans again. DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND is the third book in the Gods of Chaos series and this time we learn what Silas, the homeless man from book one, did to get himself on the Gods shit list and find out if he can take advantage of a second chance.

Silas has been living on the streets since losing everything and everyone in his life when he failed the test set upon him by the God Appraxia. He is given an opportunity to work for Dante's construction crew for a chance to get his life back on track. Appraxia also decides to give Silas another thirty days to try and pass his test.

Bryn Jacobson works on Dante's construction crew and isn't happy about being given what he thinks of as a babysitting job. It's up to him to find the man that his boss brought to him a job that he can do with hands that shake like crazy. But one look into Silas' eyes and everything changes for Bryn.

Can both men open up and trust for a chance at a love that can heal not only the heart but the soul?

My favorite thing about this series is the opportunity for second chances. When we met Silas in the first book, he was one of those characters that stood out and made you want to read his story. He was a broken man who seemed to just accept what fate…or a God had done to him, that it was what he somehow deserved.

Bryn is thoughtful and watching him grow to care for Silas made for an enjoyable read. Finding out about his secrets…made me laugh.

Ms. Evans once again finds a way to make even the naughtiest of Gods redeemable. I think the best parts of the story are reading about the Gods' interaction with each other and the men whose lives they have touched. So if you are looking for a light, fun read where one character completely screws up a sports metaphor, then take DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND for a ride.
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