The Devil’s Own (The Wicked Waywards #1) by Liana LeFey

The Devil's Own (The Wicked Waywards, #1)

Published:October 19th 2020 

Publisher: Entangled: Amara

Length: 400 pages

My Rating: 2 stars 

Blurb:

All hell breaks loose, when the devil falls in love with an angel.

Lord Devlin Wayward, gambler and dedicated rake, returns home for the first time in years, and lands himself and his identical twin, Daniel, the good reverend, in deep trouble. Devlin ends up with a broken leg and unable to travel to London, yet he must return. He’s got an important deal that will make or break his fortune. He persuades the reluctant reverend to take his place in London while he temporarily minds his brother’s flock.

Miss Mary Tomblin is taken with the devastatingly handsome reverend. He represents everything she desires in a husband, after narrowly evading a ruthless rake last Season. Mary knows she’ll make him an excellent wife, but the vicar rebuffs every advance – until he suddenly accepts her help with pastoral duties while his broken leg heals. Mary seizes the chance to show the good reverend what an excellent helpmeet she will be.

The devil takes on the role of village vicar and discovers it’s nowhere near as easy as he imagined—especially when he falls in love with an angel who mistakes him for a saint. 

My Review:

 I loved the premise of this book, twins who switch places, in particular, a hell-raiser and a saint. This could have been amazing, but the execution left me nauseous. It felt to me that Devlin took advantage of a naive innocent girl. 

The story itself dragged with most of the book focusing on Devlin carrying out the duties of a vicar. Not exactly exciting stuff. This is a definite miss for me. 

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

*Blurb and cover image via Goodreads. 

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