Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Review: 'Hell's Gift' by K. S. Haigwood

*About The Book*
Depression consumes the guardian angel, Rhyan, after his human charge chooses her soulmate over him. Filled with anger and despair, he lashes out. And when his hate-filled words land neck-deep in Hell, he realizes he's gone too far. He expects trouble, but not to discover his own soulmate in the fiery depths.

Abigail is there with good reason, but she's done her time, and in order to save them both, Rhyan must strike a deal with the Devil. The stakes are higher than ever before, with his soul, his friends and even the fate of the Heaven and Earth in jeopardy. If he fails, Rhyan stands to lose more than he ever feared.

Will true love be denied? It will take everything he's got to break down the traps Lucifer puts in his way. New lines are drawn and old scores are settled, and Rhyan is in for the fight of his life. With Abigail as the prize, and humanity in the balance, he will stop at nothing to claim ... Hell's Gift.

This novel contains explicit content of violence, descriptive sexual scenes and strong language not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.

*My Review*
I have to start by saying that I wasn't as wildly enamored with this book as I was the first, because there was a hint of BDSM between the lines, which is generally a turn-off for me. Also, the conversational style of the story-telling went more casual even than 'Save My Soul'. On the plus side, K. S. Haigwood writes in such a personal way that as you're reading, you feel as if you're quite literally listening to the inner monologue of the characters.

That being said, I have to also express how incredibly detailed this story was, with several entirely different worlds all wrapped up in the incredible simplicity of Rhyan's journey. This story traces Rhyan's descent into hell, and his struggle to escape a deal he probably never should have made. He's thrown a pity party for way too long, and now he's paying a heavy price for his negativity. And now, it just might cost him everything.

Then again, there's something Hell has that Rhyan doesn't, and it's something he's been craving in the back of his mind for centuries - his soulmate. Tasked with the challenge of saving Abigail from the clutches of Lucifer, Rhyan is now forced to make his way through the sydes of Hell, modeled after the list of the Bible's seven deadly sins. Facing extreme temperatures and even more extreme temptations, Rhyan sets out to wage his war against the enemy. At times, he's forced to the edge of sanity, but with the help of some truly unexpected friends, he just may be able to pull is off.

Oh, and did I mention that the very balance of the world is at stake? As you can imagine, on this journey, Rhyan, Abigail, and their friends learn more about their own personal strengths than they ever might have guessed!

This book brings us the promise of new love. It introduces an entirely new group of supporting characters to fall in love with, while allowing us to visit comfortably with the beloved cast of 'Save My Soul.' And I am dying to see what happens next in the series.

4 stars.
If you've taken me up on my recommendation to read book one (Save My Soul, see my review here), and now you'd like to read the second book in K. S. Haigwood's 'Save My Soul' series, you can one-click it easily on Amazon.

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4 comments:

  1. You write amazing reviews! I am thrilled you fell so easily in the minds of my characters; that was exactly my goal. Thank you so much for the review! It was simply amazing!

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  2. You're welcome! I'm already enjoying the 'Good Side of Sin,' too!

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    1. Yea!!! Can't wait to read the review of Josselyn's story! :)

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    2. It'll be up in a few days. I'm already enjoying it quite a bit.

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