Pros: Delicious romantic pairing; tense story; author does a great job of sounding like her characters
Cons: Definitely read the series in order; even characters with depth have moments of seeming like raging stereotypes; some of the “voices” of her characters were too over-the-top for me; a little too much misunderstanding
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Thomas “Veck” DelVecchio, Jr., is the son of a famous serial killer. Dating isn’t exactly easy for him—between the girls who think he’s a curiosity or just want to bed a quasi-celebrity, and his father’s “groupies”, he’s learned to keep any relationships quick and uncomplicated. Of course everyone watches him, wondering if there’s anything of his father in him. As a homicide detective, he’s doing his damndest to prove there isn’t—while fighting some serious inner demons that constantly push and prod him in that direction. Demons that won’t take ‘no’ for an answer.
After Veck punches a reporter for trying to sneak a picture, he has Internal Affairs watching his every move, in the person of one Sophia Reilly—the first woman to make him think past the end of the night. Unfortunately, he now thinks he tried to kill someone, and she’s his only hope since she seems to believe he’s innocent. And to tell the truth, he can’t really remember—he blacked out when it happened, and gets a splitting headache any time he tries to remember.
But that’s hardly the toughest thing going on in Veck and Reilly’s lives. The forces trying to push Veck into following in his father’s footsteps are real. So are the forces trying to save his soul—he’s just become the latest game piece in a particularly high-stakes game between Heaven and Hell.