The Devil You Know by J.M. GregoireI received this book in exchange for an honest review.
*Cover and Synopsis from GoodreadsSynopsis:
"Deziree Davanzatti is a thief by trade and to keep herself occupied between jobs, she owns and operates Onyx, a trendy nightclub for the supernatural citizens of New York City.
What else would a 400-something year old demon-human hybrid do with her spare time?
Following a drunken night of questionable decisions, the vampire Michael “Vegas” Tremayne leaves town with no explanation. Dez is left wondering if they made a mistake and if it cost her a price she wasn’t willing to pay – her best friend and confidant.
When he returns after two weeks of no contact, he comes bearing grave news that could potentially change the world forever….or end it all together. To make matters worse, they suspect that someone they know may be behind it all.
An extremely dangerous chain of events has been set in motion and it is up to Dez and Vegas, with the help of his brother Lucas, to find a way to stop it.
From the author of Burning, the short story prequel, comes The Devil You Know, the first full length novel in the Demon Legacy series by J.M. Gregoire."
My 4.5* Review:
In The Devil You Know(TDYK) we meet: Deziree "Dez" Davanzatti a half demon, half human hybrid; who comes across as smart and sassy. Michael "Vegas" Tremayne a vampire; who comes across as being sexy as hell!
The two have been friends forever(at least 400 years). After a drunken night together, Dez wakes up to find Vegas gone. No note, nothing. Dez wonders if they made a mistake by giving into their desires, and if she lost her best friend because of it.
Time passes, 2 weeks to be exact before Vegas shows up again. And he doesn't return with good news either! The news that Vegas has could possibly change or destroy the world as they know it. Things only get worse when Dez and Vegas realise that it may just be someone they know that is behind it.
Lucus Tremayne (Vegas's brother) shows up and reveals that the events that have already happened have had repercussions on him too.
The 3 of them set off on a worldwide quest for a full blood demon. Can they stop him before its too late?
I loved this book. I found myself immersed in the world of Dez and Vegas. On more that one occasion I felt like I was standing alongside them and could visualise the scenes unfolding before me. I would recommend reading the prequel Burning first; its not essential, which was included in the copy I received.
TDYK is like a faced paced mystery/action adventure/supernatural romance all within its covers. its about friendship, love, commitment and betrayal. I think that TDYK is a great start to the series.
J.M. Gregoire has written this book really well, I love the way her characters has been described and developed throughout the book. The descriptions of the places within the story are enough to allow you to be able to picture them in your mind.
There is no doubt that I will be reading more of J.M. Gregoire's books in the future. Go on give it a read!
J.M. Gregoire was born and raised in New Hampshire, USA and despite her abhorrence for any season that dares to drop to a temperature below seventy degrees, she still currently resides there with her two children and her two cats. Always a passionate reader, her love of urban fantasy books eventually morphed into a love of writing them. She is currently working on the Demon Legacy series and has an urban fantasy thriller project coming up that will be co-written with one of her best friends and favorite authors, Ginny Lurcock.