A Devil Named Desire

A Devil Named Desire

by Terri Garey

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ISBN-13: 9780061986406
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/31/2012
Series: Devil's Bargain Series , #2
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

A Southern girl with an overactive imagination, RITA® and PRISM Award winner Terri Garey lives in Florida, where anything weird is considered normal. A former computer analyst, she left the dry world of logic behind in order to write novels filled with fantasy, romance, and happily-ever-afters.

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A Devil Named Desire 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
MyBookAddiction on LibraryThing 3 months ago
A DEVIL NAMED DESIRE by Teri Garey is an interesting paranormal romance with on Sammy and Gabriele as the main characters. It is book 2 in the "Devil's Bargain" series,but can be read as a stand alone. See, "Devil Without a Cause", the first volume in this series.Two brothers,two archangels, one a fallen angel,Samuel "Sammy" the "Devil"the angel of darkness and Gabriel,the angel of lightness and Sammy's brother. Sammy sets out to prove to Gabriel that forbidden fruit can be delicious although forbidden. Sammy is concerned the "bad boy"and Gabriel the "good one",but Sammy is really not as bad as he seems. A struggle of good vs evil,the challenge of reclaiming a soul,finding truth,peace,happiness and love could just change everything. While,I did not like the references to Bible,this is a good story that shows the love of a father for his son,and what a father would do for his son. The plot is well written. The characters are interesting,engaging,powerful in more ways than one and the story shows the depth of love,brothers,lightness and darkness. A good read for anyone who enjoys paranormal,fantasy,romance,good vs evil,heaven and hell and the power of love. Truly a tale from the dark side brought to the light.Received for an honest review from Net Galley and the publisher. Details can be found at Avon,an imprint of Harper Collins Publisher,the author's website and My Book Addiction and More.RATING: 4HEAT RATING: MILDREVIEWED BY: AprilR,My Book Addiction and More
shelleyraec on LibraryThing 3 months ago
I enjoyed Devil Without a Cause so when A Devil Named Desire, the second book of Terri Garey¿s The Devil¿s Bargain series was offered to me, I couldn¿t resist. Tired of Gabriel¿s lectures on love and lust, Sammy B Divine seizes an opportunity when in despair, Hope tries to commit suicide. In her moment of weakness Samuel extracts a promise from the web designer, the location of her long lost sister for the dissemination of the Key ¿ the incantations that open the gates of hell on Earth ¿ on the world wide web. It is a move guaranteed to attract the attention of Gabriel and force the angel to confront the same temptations that caused Samuel¿s downfall. The devil¿s plan works perfectly, Gabriel is stripped of his wings and the right hand of God is now a mere mortal. There are consequences for Sammy though when his son, Cain, is kidnapped by the Leviathan and Gabriel is the only one who can save him, for how can Sammy expect Gabriel to forgive him and make the ultimate sacrifice.It seemed at first there were two distinct stories happening with A Devil Named Desire, but it soon becomes clear they are unified by the themes that weave in amongst the plot ¿ forgiveness and friendship. These are played out amongst the relationships between Hope and her sister, Charity, Cain and Telsa, Sammy and Gabriel, and their respective relationships with The One. I thought this showed a lot of skill on Garey¿s part to manage these seemingly disparate threads yet draw them together into a cohesive life lesson for all the characters. There is a lot going on under the surface of what could easily be dismissed as just another paranormal romance novel.The PNR storyline between Gabriel and Hope actually gets a little lost in amongst Samuel¿s story I think. The insta-love is manipulated by the Devil and The One so it doesn¿t feel particularly genuine and I am not sure the right hand of God is really a good match for a woman who (accidentally) killed her parents, drove her little sister away and tried to commit suicide. Still, the fact that Gabriel is willing to become mortal to be with Hope is satisfyingly romantic. For me though, it was Samuel¿s relationships that had my interest.Samuel, the Devil, is the ultimate bad boy, a master of manipulation and deceit who is nevertheless losing his taste for the wickedness and chaos he used to revel in so indiscriminately. His relationship with Nikki Styx (who makes a cameo appearance in this book) has changed him and he is having trouble adjusting to his shifting perspective. Lashing out at Gabriel is supposed to make himself feel better but instead Sammy regrets his impulsive decision even if he can¿t admit to it. I really like how Garey has developed Sammy into such a complex and contradictory character, not only is it a unique idea, it makes him a fascinating protagonist, unpredictable and surprisingly sympathetic. His bitterness and pain is understandable given the circumstances but it¿s satisfying to see him slowly let go of that piece by piece.There is enough lust, romance and gorgeous men to keep any fan of the PNR genre happy and a storyline that will satisfy those who enjoy something with a bit more depth. A Devil Named Desire works well as a standalone though I think it helps to have background knowledge of Sammy B Divine¿s character found in Garey¿s Nikki Styx series and the previous installment of The Devil¿s Bargain. I am already looking forward to finding out where Sammy goes from here.
DarkFaerieTales on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales Quick & Dirty: A discovery of love, in all its many forms, along with brotherly ragging and child stubbornness. Opening Sentence: The water in the bathtub was warm, soothing, and a beautiful shade of red. The Review: I have a confession to make. I wasn¿t sure whether or not I would enjoy a book where an Archangel gets down and dirty with a woman. It sounds similar to many of the other angel books available right now. Well, let me put your mind at ease. This is a wonderful book. The Archangel Gabriel¿s ¿down and dirty¿ is not so much smut, as it is romantic. Tastefully written and truly captivating, A Devil Named Desire is more about love and redemption for all creatures, even angels. I love a good biblically themed story and this one definitely delivers. The Devil, known as Sammy Divine, is tired of his once brother, the Archangel Gabriel, harping on him. Sammy wants to teach Gabe a lesson in temptation and the power of physical desire. The Devil is petty and malicious and wants to put the angel in his place. But Gabriel has reminded Sammy of long forgotten emotions like love and longing, and whether he wants it or not, Sammy is influenced by them. You can see the difference in the way he treats his minions and goes about ruling his kingdom. Most of all, you can see the effects of having his son around. It¿s hard for Sammy to remain aloft when Cain is around for the love of a father for his child is hard to deny. Being a parent has definitely changed him; he just doesn¿t know if it¿s for the better or not. For a being that has been treated with deference for a millennium, he is now thwarted by a nine-year-old boy at every turn. Will Sammy¿s heart let this sweet child in? Can Sammy allow this kind of weakness in his kingdom? Is he willing to crush his son¿s gentle spirit for the sake of protecting him in Shoel? Will Sammy be able to reconcile his feelings before another enemy takes advantage of them? Gabriel¿s love of Sammy and his hope for his brother¿s redemption has lead him to the vulnerable Hope Henderson. She had made a bargain with the devil and is in danger of losing her soul to the Darkness. Gabriel has vowed to protect her. He should have tried harder to protect himself, for Hope becomes the true temptation of his heart. Gabe must decide whether to remain apart from his ¿human¿ feelings toward Hope, or give in to his ¿humanity¿. I really like that Terri Garey allows Gabriel to remain true to his oath of loyalty to his father, the One. That his father gives him his humanity rather than watching Gabe fall from grace is truly something. It portrays God in a more loving light, and Gabriel¿s inner turmoil is given a compromise that doesn¿t necessarily have to be viewed as punishment, but more like an opportunity. It¿s a view of Fatherly, and heavenly, love that I can appreciate even if I don¿t follow the Lexicon. Will Gabriel take this opportunity to embrace love or will he too turn against his maker like Sammy? Could he have walked away from Hope and return to the heavens without regret? Can Gabriel¿s openness toward love help Sammy do the same? Hope is a web designer that is riddled with guilt. She feels responsible for the loss of her sister, Charity, and can no longer bear the weight of disappointment. When, in a moment of weakness, she tries to kill herself, Sammy swoops in and makes her a bargain. If she will create a web site that allows his followers, the demons, to enter our world in mass, he will help her find her lost sister. Hope, like most of us, is full of good intentions, but the road to hell is paved with good intentions. She is constantly making mistakes that have dire consequences. Even the simple choice to kiss Gabriel, knowing he is an angel, has lead to him becoming human. She eventually realizes that actions have consequences that saying ¿I¿m sorry¿ won¿t fix. In the end, she accepts responsibility for herself and is willing to give her life for another. The lo
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MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
A DEVIL NAMED DESIRE by Teri Garey is an interesting paranormal romance with on Sammy and Gabriele as the main characters. It is book 2 in the “Devil’s Bargain” series,but can be read as a stand alone. See, “Devil Without a Cause”, the first volume in this series.Two brothers,two archangels, one a fallen angel,Samuel “Sammy” the “Devil”the angel of darkness and Gabriel,the angel of lightness and Sammy’s brother. Sammy sets out to prove to Gabriel that forbidden fruit can be delicious although forbidden. Sammy is concerned the “bad boy”and Gabriel the “good one”,but Sammy is really not as bad as he seems. A struggle of good vs evil,the challenge of reclaiming a soul,finding truth,peace,happiness and love could just change everything. While,I did not like the references to Bible,this is a good story that shows the love of a father for his son,and what a father would do for his son. The plot is well written. The characters are interesting,engaging,powerful in more ways than one and the story shows the depth of love,brothers,lightness and darkness. A good read for anyone who enjoys paranormal,fantasy,romance,good vs evil,heaven and hell and the power of love. Truly a tale from the dark side brought to the light.Received for an honest review from Net Galley and the publisher. Details can be found at Avon,an imprint of Harper Collins Publisher,the author’s website and My Book Addiction and More. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: MILD REVIEWED BY: AprilR,My Book Addiction and More
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the book prior to this and really enjoyed. Sadly, I did not enjoy this one. The relationship between Hope and Gabriel was beyond annoying & sappy. She fell in love with him in one night?? Really?? The one saving grace in this book were the chapters from Sammy Divine's POV. They were pretty fantastic. Outside of that...not so much!