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Read March 2018Rating 45 starsI didn t now what to expect when I picked up Devil s Bargain as I hadn t read any reviews for it I ept waiting for the urban fantasy I received a free ARC of this book from Harleuin UK via Netgalley in exchange of an honest reviewThis book is genius Jazz and Lucia are two strong honest women who are very good at what they do This and other reviews can also be found at unConventional BookviewsDevil s Bargain isn t what it seems when you only read the title But it does have a great story with a mystery and some things that are difficult to explain Two strong women are the main characters and this made Devil s Bargain even enjoyable 35 starsI am such a Rachel Caine fan True I ve only read one other adult book that she s written which was the first book in her Weather Warden series which I loved but I m the biggest Morganville fan evahAnd it s that simply fact that I wanted to read this book See I m not a big reader on detective type books and I m still easing my way into adult reads but I ll read anything Caine puts to penDevil s Bargain starts off with ex cop Jasmine Callender Jazz at a local bar trying to drown her worries away thinking about her ex partner McCarthy in prison when a guy comes strolling in and hands her a red envelope changing her entire life She s offered a lot of money to work with a non profit organization that also sets her up with a new ualified partner Jazz needs the money Lucia needs the challenge They re the perfect team Only things aren t exactly what they seem and Jazz and Lucia play a bigger role then they could have possibly imaginedThis book is very different then what I thought it was going to be about It has a little bit of everything It s a detective novel a mystery thriller part paranormal and even has a touch of romance I liked the story line I found it a tad creepy with its dark background and the unsettled feeling of something bigger and unknown following the story around like a black cloud But I have to admit it took a bit to wrap my head around the whole ActorsChorusLeads explanation and the complications and the conseuences that surely follows Yeah I m actually not gonna try to explain that You ll see what I mean when you read the bookStill Caine brought a lot of uniue and fresh ideas for this particular genre that fans will surly appreciate While I may not have loved this the way I wanted to I still found myself consumed from start to finishIf there is one thing that Caine seems to nail in any book she s ever written is the remarkable way she develops her charactersThey all seem to have something in common They are all instantly easy to connect with likable and enjoyable to read about The characters in this book are no differentJazz can seem like a giant pain She comes fully loaded with pure attitude and sarcastic wit she s a bit paranoid okay a lot but proves how truly bad ass and capable she really is She tends to uestion everything and while I usually would find lack of faith in a character to be annoying in this case Jazz was right on the money The strangeness of it all is very hard to swallowI liked her and Lucia
s banter and the way they look out for one another They may have been two strangers thrown banter and the way they look out for one another They may have been two strangers thrown for a bigger purpose but it was good to see them develop a indred friendship They really do make an excellent teamAs for the romance There is some but not a huge amount I found James and Jazz to be such a funny and unlikely pair She s wild careless and unpredictable while he s intelligent educated and confident And yet it turned out to be this really sweet and inevitable thing Oh And the fruit basket scene Adorable One last character shout out goes to Manny He has a sad and horrible tale but I really loved what he brought into this storyAll in all this turned out to be a really good read It s action packed creatively cunning and has a mean punch It s an interesting
#whodunit story with #story with twist of paranormal that only Caine can accomplishIt may not be a favorite but it was still uite the experience Caine continues to amaze me and makes me curious enough to want to The Way Between the Worlds (The View from the Mirror, know what happens next in Devil s DueArc provided by Netgalley and Harleuin UK LtdYou can see this review and at WinterHaven Books I was very excited when I saw this on Netgalley being the massive Rachel Caine fan that I am It s also uite different from her Morganville Vampire series At the same time I was somewhat worried because of the similarities this particular cover bears to those of the Morganville books I don t reallynow if that was a particularly rational concern but there you go However Devil s Bargain proved to be an enjoyable read Caine once again showing herself to be a superb writer And this is the thirteenth book of hers that I ve readJazz Callender is not exactly having the time of her life right now Her ex partner is in prison for murder and she is no longer a homicide detective Her plan to drown her sorrows one night are interrupted when a mysterious man walks up to her offering a red envelope that contains a job offer and a c And how disappointed was I when I discovered that although I received this book from Netgalley it is not the beginning of a new series but in fact the first of only two books written in this world and the second book was published over six years ago I was a bit crushed is how disappointed Out of the blue one afternoon Jazz Callender is handed a red envelope by a handsome man in a ridiculous outfit but I ll let that be a surprise She s not in the mood for a Valentine from a stranger and it s the wrong time of year so it takes some convincing on the stranger s part to get her to open it and even conv. What's the price of a deal with the devilPlaying by the psychic underworld's rules has costJazz Callender's whole life just got turned upside down Her friend Ben's been convicted of a crime he didn't commit and Ja.
Rachel Caine » 3 free downloadMemory of soft skin hard abdominal muscles fluttering under her touch as she d checked him for broken ribs Their relationship starts out slightly antagonistic with Jazz being difficult and snarky but there s no fighting their attraction I enjoyed the easy friendship Lucia and Jazz fall into It s so nice when female characters actually like each other and has each other s backs There are some notable secondary characters as well Pansy the office assistant and Manny the genius independent crime tech He s paranoid from a truly horrifying experience and majorly uirky in an adorable way Devil s Bargain wasn t a particularly deep read but it was a lot of fun and uick it s just under 200 pages The next story focuses on Lucia and I have to say I m excited to find out what happens next This was labeled as Urban Fantasy but I would call it light UF Not that I m an expert on UF mind you but hey I m coming along A copy was provided by Harleuin UK through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you You can read this review and at The Readers Den 35 stars If everything we do makes a difference is this right Are we doing the right thing You could make yourself crazy thinking these things What I like about Rachel Caine is her versatility she can write young adult books about vampires an adult series about djinn and the weather and some really original zombie conspiracy theory books While I have not yet had the opportunity to read the Morganville Vampire series I Inverloch Volume 4 know I should get on it right away I really do enjoy her conspiracy theory thrillers the most I was very excited to get an advance reader s copy of Ms Caine s Devil s Bargain a re release of a 2005 book I love the new coverDevil s Bargain is a thriller with a touch of the paranormal It has twoick ass heroines the ex cop Jasmine Jazz Callendar and Lucia Garza the beautiful former special agent for the OSI Both are brought together by a mysterious offer from James Borden a lawyer for Gabriel Pike Laskins Both women are oddly well suited to work together Once they agree to work for Borden mysterious red envelopes begin to arrive at their detective agency The envelopes contain cryptic instructions to observe or photograph a target This book has an intriguing premise namely that every action has some sort of conseuence People are divided up into groups Actors Chorus and Leads Actors have the ability to create events The Chorus is just everyday people doing what they do naturally The extremely rare Leads are destined for greatness because everything they do makes a difference Unfortunately being a Lead is dangerous and an opposing society wants them dead Psychics predict outcomes and arrange for Jazz and Lucia to effect a change on the event sometimes merely by standing by the victim other times interfering Sounds complicated Just a little If you enjoy conspiracy theory type books with a touch of the paranormal then this book is for you Readers of Ms Caine s new Revivalist series will be pleased to notice two characters in this book Manny Glickman and Pansy Taylor Manny is the same paranoid security and computers expert however we learn why he is so very paranoid A truly horrible experience Pansy is the same take charge eep everyone around her sane and organized type Jazz and Lucia are complement each other well Their skill set is extensive and both enjoy their work Jazz seemed a little jealous of Lucia s beauty and connections You fly in from some supersecret mission looking like you dressed out of a Bond girl s closet You re so hooked up
#that you can #you can a gun without leaving the airport for God s sake I enjoyed the banter between Jazz and Lucia The relationship between Jazz and James
Borden Was Uite Interesting There Seemed Towas uite interesting There seemed to a little bit of an attraction but Jazz was in denial James was uite business like however it soon became apparent that he adored Jazz Each time Jazz needed him he would jet from New York to Kansas City to be by her side I had to laugh when he brought her a fruit basket not your usual gift to a potential girlfriend Pear honey Pansy called after her He must really like you That s inda inky Think of all the applications I m glad I discovered this book Readers who enjoyed Ms Caine s Revivalist series will enjoy this series Devil s Bargain is a thriller with a touch of the paranormal and a little bit of romance I ll be on the lookout for the next book in the series Devil s Due Thank you to NetGalley and Harleuin MIRA for a review copy of this bookReview posted on Badass Book Reviews Jazz Callender is an ex cop whose cop partner is in jail for homicide She wants to set up a private investigation firm to prove his innocence She gets the chance to do that when lawyer James Borden recruits her for his firm She s provided 100000 but is dictated to work with a woman called Lucia Garza and they have to make priority cases of any assignments that arrive in a red envelope The assignments are strange and Jazz and Lucia soon learn that they are instrumental players in the future fate of the worldOr something Apparently the world is made of people who are either Chorus one of the crowd or Actors people *who make a difference Jazz and Lucia are not only Actors but Leads and are the only ones capable of stopping *make a difference Jazz and Lucia are not only Actors but Leads and are the only ones capable of stopping various plans of a corporation that wants to start war Or something It s not terribly clear what the antagonists are really after Throw in a psychic and my interest just waned I wasn t aware I was in for a story with supernatural elementsThe book is a se Though I am a massive fan of the Morganville Vampires series I have never read anything else by Rachel Caine When I heard that Devil s Bargain was going to Help her save BenBut as she's thrust into a world of psychic powers and dangerous magic Jazz isn't just bargain for her friend's freedom She's bargaining for her soul tooAnd how high a price is she willing to pay. .
Incing to make her take what s inside seriously The stranger is James Borden a lawyer with the firm of Gabriel Pike and Laskins and what s in the envelope is an offer from said firm they propose that she take the check for one hundred thousand dollars enclosed and use it to open up a private investigation agency Two conditions come with the check cases from their firm would take priority over any others and she must go into this project with a partner she s never met one Lucia Garza It could be a golden opportunity or it could be an elaborate trap of some ind Or something else entirely There s only one way to find out The worldbuilding in this book was terrific The details are doled out carefully and naturally Rachel Caine nows what she s doing She nows how to set the hook and get a reader on the line and reel her slowly in She The Horse in Celtic Culture knows there s no need to dump all the facts on her in Chapter One or even Two or Three or Ten Once the reader s caught she s going to be there dying tonow why Jazz isn t a cop any and why her partner is in jail and what happened to make Manny the way he is It s a level of confidence in the patience and intelligence of the reader that isn t seen very often It drove me crazy I wanted the answers but at the same time I was favorably impressed by the buildup And there was certainly plenty to eep me occupied while I waited this was an action packed book Well done The people who inhabit that built world were also terrific Jazz isn t cuddly by any means but she s interesting and she s sympathetic without asking for anyone s sympathy She does not trust or take to Lucia at once their interactions are note perfect completely believable As are those between Jazz and Borden And did I mention I loved Manny The second tier characters could each of them carry a book easily They re all competent without being superheroes except for Manny and he s admittedly a freak fallible and vulnerable and coming to the page each with his own fully realized past and present and future as well They re not a cookie cutter Scooby Gang this lot The plot never really lets up Caine moves it along masterfully at professional driver on closed road speeds until it executes a three hundred sixty degree spin and stops on a dime rocking gently I ve meditated before on when and whether to give out five star ratings and the philosophy I ve developed about it is that if a book fulfills its promise does everything it s supposed to do as an exemplar of its genre shows off its writer s abilities nicely and makes me happy to read it then it doesn t have to be Tolkien or Austen or Kay it has earned five stars I am very put out with Netgalley for reeling me in with this book as if it were the beautiful beginning of a gorgeous new series rather than the eight year old first of two books Teases Great uote P 30 Having a family doesn t mean you have a life Only relatives The supernatural element is barely there I would probably love this better if it s a straight up PI stories with two ladies I got tired with the secrets the main players eep from the two heroines I skimmed the rest The only thing that I found interesting was the beta hero because Jazz definitely icks ass than Borden 35 StarsDevil s Bargain started out as a calm mystery and turned into an enthralling read There is romance a touch of paranormal plot twists and heart pounding action Jazz used to be a
decorated homicide detective until her partner was found guilty of murderhomicide detective until her partner was found guilty of murder longer on the force and unable to exonerate her partner she has reached a low point While schlepping at a dive bar trying to drown out some of the depression she is approached by James Borden He s handsome and completely out of place but he comes bearing an offer Take money to start a private investigation service and be fully backed The two reuirements are that she partners with Lucia Garza unknown to her and give priority to cases given by Gabriel Pike and Laskins law firm Jazz feels like there must be some catch and is reluctant to take their offer So is Lucia who has received the same offer Lucia has an impressive resume working in law enforcement in some shape or form They partner and the assignments they receive are a bit baffling and seem to be without purpose They have instructions to observe and photograph people when nothing seems to happen Then things change and one of the surveillance jobs Jazz is assigned to ends up murdered Can these assignments be the product of some type of foreknowledge Is it possible they re being sent to prevent crimes Larger forces are at work and Jazz and Lucia need to figure out what the heck is going on What exactly did they sign up for Like
said this was a calm mystery to begin with The first third of the book was uneventfulthis was a calm mystery to begin with The first third of the book was relatively uneventful even though it held my interest I wasn t sure what was going on By the time I got the second half of the book the action icked in and I was anxiously turning the pages anxious about what was going to happen next Both Jazz and Lucia were likable characters but this book focused on Jazz She was one tough cookie able to Starflight Zero kick some major behind with her precision fighter skills It s funny that she seemed tougher than her love interest James for most of the book Yet he wasn t threatened and didn t take this as a bruise to his ego I love a confident man especially one in a well fitted suit Even though romance wasn t the main focus of this story James manages to get Jazz s blood pumping whenever he s around He stood up and loomed over her and for some reason that felt good Safe She let her gaze slide down him and had an instant appreciation for the way the blacknit shirt hugged him She had a sense. Zz is determined to clear his name even if it means enlisting the help of dark forcesEnter James a stranger with a mysterious offer If Jazz pledges to work for The Cross Society a shadowy secret organisation he'll.