Title: The Devil's Wife
Author: Holly Hunt
Publisher: Champagne books
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Rating: You Want To Read
Reviewed By: Wendy Mitchell
Lucifer Morningstar is a law-abiding, upstanding gentleman of New York City.
Lucifer Morningstar is the Devil.
The owner of powerful magic, Lucifer could have the world at his feet, if not for his apathy and loneliness. But he's finally found a reason to survive, someone to stand by him through the rough and smooth of his life, to care for and have care for him. He's found a new wife.
Clarissa opens Lucifer's eyes to the darkest side of the real world. It's not a pretty sight, full of paedophiles, murderers, rapists and thieves, all of which are personified in her ex-boyfriend. Can Clarissa convince Lucifer to do more than stand back and watch the world fall apart?
The Devil will do anything to fix Clarissa's world. And he will kill anything, God, Demon or Angel, that gets in his way.
Lucifer Morningstar, the king of Hell, does not like to be called the devil. In fact. Although he reigns in Hell, he spends most of his time living in New York City. He resembles a sunburned beach bum, with his ruddy complexion, tousled blond hair, and sapphire blue eyes. That is, when he's hiding his wings, tail and claws. He's not much of a fighter, he prefers guns, and he loves to cook and read sci-fi/fantasy novels.
Clarissa Avario is an ex gang banger and former second in command of the Hellraisers. Since she broke ranks, she is now on their hit list with a huge bounty on her head. When her former gang catches her in an alley, Lucifer is drawn to the feisty woman, who is a doppelganger for his dead wife Sera. Together these two rewrite everything ever thought about the Judeo-Christian religion.
In order to enjoy this book, you must suspend any religious teachings, and be extremely open minded. This book pushes boundaries that I didn't even know existed. That warning being issued. This is basically a very sweet love story about two very misunderstood people, who just want to find peace and happiness for themselves and their loved ones. The way these two cling to each other through horrendous persecution is very touching. Ms. Hunt has made it an easy task to find sympathy and understanding for such a reviled figure as Lucifer.
The sweetness of the relationship between Lucifer and Clarissa is a stark contrast to the graphic violence that takes place in this book. The interaction of Lucifer and his demons is much like that you would see in any extended family, and at times quite humorous. I enjoyed the way the action played out and kept the reader guessing and never letting complacency become an issue. It took chutzpah to write a book of this ilk and talent to pull it off. Well done.