by Zilla N.
We were given an Advance Reader Copy of The Devil You Know (Hotel Heat Book 1) by Nicole Northwood in return for an honest review.
The Devil You Know is a romance, a steamy, smolderingly hot romance, the kind of book you’re grateful has an art cover so no one wonders why you’re smiling to yourself as you read it in public. It’s a very, very good romance. But it’s more than that.
Cam, the Prince of Lust, demon from Hell, is funny. He’s got a wry, self depreciating humour that makes me want to quote half his lines in my group chats to make my friends laugh. (I restrain myself to no more than a third of his lines.) And he’s got stuff going on in his life besides love, or maybe the love is a catalyst for the rest of his life. Lucifer wants him back in the unchanging world of Hell. Demon hunters want him off Earth or dead, preferably the first one. God isn’t impressed with him. Cam’s not only choosing between being with Giselle vs not being with Giselle. He’s choosing between the security of an eternally static existence and the pain and joy of growth.
Giselle has her own demons to fight (pun absolutely intended) but to avoid more spoilers, I’ll only say that I love her, and she is not an afterthought in someone else’s story. She is on her own journey, and she’s found herself in the liminal space of the Hedonism Hotel, deciding which destination her travels will take her to next.
Last but not least, Lucifer keeps a cat named Satin, and I love her with my whole heart. If she’s not in a future Hotel Heat book, I’m throwing my Kindle out the window.
If you’re looking for a story with love, and self discovery, and the occasional appearance from a distractingly attractive Prince of Wrath, The Devil You Know is the book you’ve been waiting for.
Find it here.