Review: Damned If You Do by Marie Sexton

June 14, 2016 Review 0

Review: Damned If You Do by Marie Sexton

The path to temptation is paved with a hellish amount of paperwork.

Soul acquisition is a drag, but if Abaddon doesn’t catch up on his quota, he could be demoted to scooping poop for the Hounds of Hell. With a deadline hanging over him, he heads for the Bible Belt, looking for the perfect combination of sweetness and challenge.

Seth is a blind musician, part of a traveling tent revival. He’s cute, mystically talented, and quotes the Bible at every turn. His soul is pure enough to fill Abaddon’s quota for months to come, and Abaddon is determined to claim it.

The problem? There’s the revival foreman who watches Abaddon’s every move. Then there’s the mystery of Seth’s many unusual talents. Lastly, there’s Abaddon himself. He’s beginning to like Seth a bit too much. Maybe Seth deserves something better than damnation.

But Hell’s agenda isn’t negotiable, and time is running out. If Abaddon doesn’t play his cards right, he could condemn both of them to the worst fate of all—an eternity apart.

Warning: Contains a Bible-quoting twink and an irreverent devil who’ll do anything to avoid going “back to the office”. Also, snakes. Lots and lots of snakes

Title: Damned If You Do
Author: Marie Sexton
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Never a Hero, Winter Oranges, Roped In
Published by Samhain Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: 06/14/2016
Genres: Male Male Romance, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 123
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Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review

When heaven and hell are meeting; you can expect fireworks!  Damned if you do is taking us on a journey between heaven and hell and provide an exquisite and fun read.  It is a quick read and I was left begging for more!!!

Abaddon is no ordinary demon.   He is a soul recruiter and has to meet his soul quota to keep his current job or he will be downgraded to a lesser role in hell.  When he met Seth; he became like a child in a candy store.  Seth has this light surrounding him.   He is always talking about god and has total faith in him.  Abbadon knew that if he would be able to recruit Seth, his quota will be filled right away and he even might get a promotion.  He decided to go for it and try to get Seth soul.

When it is a quick read like this one, it is not an easy task to write a review and to avoid the trap of giving out spoilers. Seth is blind since he is 19; he can’t see Abaddon, but he can sense his energy. At their first meeting, there was an instant chemistry  between  both of them.  Abaddon  is not a usual demon, he is scrupulous and has not lost all of his humanity.  That’s what is making him a lousy demon.  I must admit that he is a likable character.  I really enjoyed the friendship between him and another demon: Baphomet.  In hell, friendship should not be existing so they have to act as if they are hating each other.  Emotions toward Seth begin to develop in Abaddon heart and he knew that he was screwed.

Seth is part of a Pentecostal tent revival and is playing music with them.  He is always on the move from one site to another.  He is still a virgin and even though he is blind, he is attracted to Abbadon.  Abbadon told him from the get-go that he wanted his soul, Seth thought it was a metaphorical figure.  That is until Abbadon began showing in different cities to chat with him and Seth had not told him where he was going. At Seth Request, Abbadon is assisting to the Revival ceremony, but he is not welcomed with open arms.  Zed is making sure that Abbadon can’t have too many private moments with Seth.   Feelings started to develop  between them and that is here that I am stopping my review.  I refuse to give away any spoilers!! I really love how the story is finishing and I love how the snakes were appearing in the middle of the Revival ceremony.  A lot of unique elements with some humor, I could not ask for anything more!

A surprisingly amazing story that I strongly recommend to every soul out there!  It is refreshing and creative!



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