Author: Lisa Desrochers
Series: 1st in planned series
Published: September 2010 by Tor Teen
Source: Star Book Tours
Description: Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She's spent years keeping everyone at a distance—even her closest friends—and it seems her senior year will be more of the same...until Luc Cain enrolls in her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can't seem to stay away from him. What she doesn't know is that Luc works in Acquisitions—for Hell—and she possesses a unique skill set that has the King of Hell tingling with anticipation. All Luc has to do is get her to sin, and he’s as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn’t stand a chance. Unfortunately for Luc, Heaven has other plans, and the angel, Gabe, is going to do whatever it takes to make sure that Luc doesn’t get what he came for. And it isn't long before they find themselves fighting for more than just her soul. But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay…for all of them.
I Give This ...
I really wasn't sure about this book for the first time I saw. Intrigue got the best of me, and I decided to give it a shot. In the end, I still have mixed feelings for it.
I hate to say that it didn't start out strong. I carried nothing for Frannie and half the story is told from her point of view. 100 pages into it, and really considered moving on to something else. But, it got the best of me and really had to know why Heaven and Hell wanted her so badly. She grew on me a little by the end. Her powers are especially interesting. So is her desire to not let Heaven or Hell dictate how she's going to live her life.
I did like Luc and Gabe. Although, I don't feel we get to know Gabe as well as we should. I'm hoping the next book is partially from his point of view. He character definately has some draw to it. Which brings us back to Luc. He sure doesn't act like a demon for most of this story. It's like he's draw to Frannie from the start and can't complete his mission. Which leads me to believe that some serious mistakes were made if Hell wanted her that badly. His characters changes were very sweet. It's the ultimate girls dreams of reforming the perpetual bad guy.
So, yeah it was a little bit strange to read a book I really didn't like in the beginning. But, I feel for it in the end. It wasn't enough to give it 4 butterflies though. I have to see what the rest of the series has in store for us!