Thursday, May 10, 2018

Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey - Release Day Review


R.S. Grey's newest romantic comedy, ARROGANT DEVIL, is available now! 

Find out more about it below and pick up your copy today!


Author:  R.S. Grey
Publication Date:  10 May, 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Series:  Stand-Alone
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Age Recommendation: 17 and Up
Rating: 4.5 Stars

~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description:

Everyone in Cedar Creek, Texas, knows Jack McNight is an arrogant devil. Physically, I get it: he’s tan and fit, with coal-black hair that’s clearly been scorched by hellfire. Oh, and his personality? It burns just as hot.
When I show up on the doorstep of Blue Stone Ranch, I’m run-down and rockin’ my last pair of underwear. I’m hoping for a savior, but instead, I find him.
My opinion of Jack is marred by a dismal first impression, but his opinion of me is tainted even before I arrive. He’s heard I’m a spoiled princess there to take advantage of his goodwill. To him, I’m more trouble than I’m worth.
Our button-pushing banter should get under my skin. His arrogance should be a major turn-off. Problem is, devils are known to offer their own form of temptation.
Every one of his steely glares sends a shiver down my spine.
Every steamy encounter leaves me reeling.
Sure, it could be the Texas heat messing with my head, but there’s no way I’ll survive the summer without silencing him with a kiss and wrestling him out of those Wranglers.
Who knows…going to bed with the devil might just be the salvation I’ve been looking for all along.

My Review:

This is my first book by author R.S. Grey and I am totally in love.  There was so much passion (and I don't just mean of the 'sexy times' (did I really just type that, haha) kind.  The characters in this book are full of as one would say in the south, spit and vinegar as well as doubt, fear, love, compassion, with a healthy dose of lust thrown in. 

Meredith Avery may be one of my favorite heroines in a long time.  She's had enough and she isn't putting up with anyone's bull any more.  She is going to take her life into her own hands and if that means she has to jump from her station as wealthy step ford wife to underpaid and under appreciated maid then that is what she will do.  I loved her spirit and there tenacity, I think that we could all learn a thing or two from her in regards to making the best out of a bad situation and just putting our noses to the grindstone and getting IT done.  I will say that in everything but one I loved how she handled what was thrown at her with as much grace as she could muster but without backing down and allowing herself to be run over ever again.  That one thing that still bugs me...her half sister.  I know that we get an explanation for things in the end but I still don't have my heart wrapped up in that situation as I do in the rest of the story.  Her half-sister needed a little comeuppance of her own instead of sliding by on excuses for her behavior and if it wasn't going to be Meredith who gave it to her it should have been Jack.  

Speaking of....if you don't love Jack we can't be friends anymore.  Yeah, he's a cocky jerk in the beginning but it's obvious his heart is never truly in it.  He just thinks that he's doing everyone a favor by trying to run poor Meredith off.  Too bad he's been mislead and doesn't know that his new maid has a backbone of steel!  Jack is a sweet soul underneath all his gruff and you jut want to love him, in fact as much as he's referred to as a 'devil' or 'monster' you can tell even the whole town still wants to love him, they are all just waiting for him to let them in.  

Of course we can't not talk about Edith.  There is nothing I like better in a romance than a meddling granny, they make for the best entertainment and Edith just isn't a meddling' granny, she's a fierce one on top of that.  Edith isn't a granny you want to meet in the piggy wiggly parking lot on a dark night. I love how much she just wanted Jack to be happy, that in all things her concern was for him finding joy and peace.  She's great character and we could all use more Edith's in our lives.

I adored the spark and tension between these two main characters, their back and forth that didn't fee contrived or annoying as sometimes happens when two characters are just a little more than snippy with each other.  I think I would have liked more of a wrap up with the jerk ex, though I was content with what we got I just don't think he got what he should have in the end, but as I have said in many a review I am a bit of the spiteful and vengeful side and almost always wish the antagonist got more of what was coming to them, ha.  

Finally Alfred, if you read this book for no other reason than the adorably lovable golden retriever Alfred than you have done well, ha.  

~ Happy Reading~ 

About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! 

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