Author: Jus Accardo
Series: Book One in the Eternal Balance Series
Published By: Entangled Embrace (December 30, 2013)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: New Adult Paranormal
My Rating: 4 Stars!
Hell is looking for a way to break loose…
Jax lost the genetic lottery. Descended from Cain, the world's first murderer, he's plagued by a curse that demands violence in exchange for his happiness. He left everything behind, including the girl he loved, but thriving on the pain of others is lonely… And it's killing him.
After a series of heartbreaking losses, Samantha put rubber to pavement and headed for college as fast as her clunker could carry her. But she can't outrun her problems. When an attack at school drives her back home, she's thrown into the path of a past—and a guy—she's been trying to forget.
Sam strains Jax's control over his darkness, but running isn't an option this time. Someone—or, something—followed her home from school: a ruthless monster with a twisted plan centuries in the making. Forced together to survive, and fighting an attraction that could destroy them both, Jax and Sam must stop a killer bent on revenge.
Believe it or not this is my very first Jus Accado book and what a way to be thrown into her work!
A hot bad boy with a demon tag a long and a steamy sexual tension filled read? Sign me up!
I loved Jax and all his snarkiness, he really was awesome. I have said this before and I will keep saying, I just can't resist those bad boys and Jax, is the ultimate bad boy. No, really, he is. Hello, the boy has a demon living inside him, can't get more “bad boy” than that right?
I am not a huge fan of books about angels and demons for the most part but I loved this read. It was different, it was fun and it had a whole lot of the sexual tension, snarkiness and a kick butt heroine in Sam that I demand in most of my reads, not to mention the hot bad boy with a heart of gold that is always an added bonus. Plus, Cain and Abel? Great plot line there and one that I haven't read about before so yeah, this one took me by surprise a little with just how much I enjoyed it and ate it up.
There is violence, action, death, destruction, good versus evil, betrayal, mystery, romance, paranormal stuff to keep my inner junkie happy and so much more. It really was just a little bit of everything but in a very good way.
My only regret was the way it ended, not on a cliffhanger but certainly wide open for that sequel we all know is coming and that I, for one, will be picking up when it releases. I want more of Jax and Sam and to see where the author takes this series from here, it has a ton of potential to really stand out and be something great.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*