The Devil has come out to play Eighteen year old Tatum O’Shea is a naive, shy, little rich girl. Twenty-three year old Jameson Kane is smart, seductive, and richer. They come together for one night, one explosion, one mistake, and Tate is hurled into space – no family, no money, and no Jameson. Seven years later, life is going pretty good for Tate, when she runs into Jameson again. This time, she thinks she’s ready for him. She doesn’t have a naive bone left in her body, and she can’t even remember what shy feels like. Jameson has evolved into Satan – sharp teeth, sharper claws, and a tongue that can cut her in half. It all sounds like fun to a girl like Tate, and she is ready to play, determined to prove that she isn’t the same girl he conquered once before. A series of games start, each one more devious than the last. But the devil likes to play dirty, and she learns that playing for souls is playing for keeps. The lines between games and reality, heaven and hell, get blurry. Can she beat Jameson at his own game before someone gets hurt? Or will he leave her soulless, making him the winner, once and for all? WARNING: contains a wannabe B-rate porn star, an impersonal personal assistant, and the F-word, A LOT. Also graphic sexual situations and sadomasochistic themes, and NO PNR.
Can the Devil be Forgiven? Everything is fun and games until someone gets hurt, and what Jameson Kane did to Tatum O’Shea goes so far beyond hurt, he is well into the realm of unforgivable. Tate says she wants him gone for good, and he quickly learns that the old saying, “you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone”, is most definitely true. But Jameson has never been very good at following instructions, and when Satan decides to seek redemption, he’ll go to great lengths to get it. He proposes one last game – one to end them all, if she agrees to play. He is very confident that he can win, but Tate warns him that it’s not possible; she will not lose again. Little does she know, Jameson is prepared to do whatever it takes. Prepared to lay the entire world at her feet. Prepared to bear his soul. What he didn’t count on, though, was handing the damn thing over. Now Jameson can only pray that his evil ways haven’t rubbed off on Tate too much. Sometimes, it’s very difficult to tell who the Devil really is … WARNING: contains a semi-reformed devil, a woman scorned, and more Sanders than anyone has a right to witness. Also graphic sexual situations and strong language.
The Devil has met his match When Tatum O’Shea decides it’s time for some payback, no one is safe from her new game – not even the devil himself. Tate is going to get her happily every after, even if it means making everyone else unhappy in the process. But a persistent Jameson, a meddling Sanders, and an amorous baseball player make it very hard for a girl to keep her focus, and suddenly it seems Tate has a few too many suitors for her fairy tale ending. Sometimes, it’s very difficult to tell who Prince Charming really is … WARNING: may induce Kindle throwing, screaming at fictional characters, and possibly a few tears. Also graphic sexual situations and sadomasochistic themes
After spending the last half of 2014 being disappointed with contemporary M/F and gravitating towards other genres, The Kane Trilogy was recommended to me by Suz, I thought why not, I’ll give a try and boy am I’M SO GLAD I DID.
There are books that definitely stay with you and become your favorites, not because they are necessarily better than any others you have read which didn’t leave an impact, but because the writing, the characters and the unique plot grab you- this is what the Kane Trilogy did, from the first page till the last. These books are definitely some of my favorites reads in 2014, the connection between the characters and their chemistry hooked me in from the beginning and I couldn’t stop reading till I devoured all three books. It was FUN, a journey filled with drama, heat and some angst that tugs at your heart-strings, yet at the same time you are reading it with a big huge smile.
This was a perfect blend of hot, quirky, angsty and sweet ( I don’t know if Jameson would approve but he was sweet a few times and made me swoon). Some of the best banter I have read, seemed so natural.
This series reminded me greatly of ‘This man’ series by Jodi, not the plot but the connection between the characters, I never thought I’d find a crazier couple than Jesse and Ava, Jameson and Tate sure surpassed them on the crazy level and I love these two just as much. I love reading books where you can see the author’s sense of humor shine through and that they themselves had fun writing them; that’s how I felt reading the Kane Trilogy which made me enjoy them more.
The steam level, off the charts
Quick thoughts on the main characters.
Book 1: I loved her, her strength, her craziness, her vulnerability.
Book 2: I wanted to smack some sense into her all throughout the book, I means seriously, I get why she’s acting the way she is but just drove me nuts.
Book 3: Really?!! Are we going to repeat the song and dance of book 2, Tate? Really?!
Book 1: What an asshole, I love you and I love that you are unapologetic and honest about who you are.
Book 2: I love you even more.
Book 3: Definitely one of my top male characters of all time, I love you. So glad you didn’t turn into a sappy and mushy version of yourself. Thank you Stylo.
Book 1: OMG, I want to have a Sanders of my own.
Book 2: Sanders gets better and better, talk about stealing the show, I keep going back to the scenes he is in and rereading.
Book 3: Where can I find a Sanders of my own? I need to see if I can make one to keep forever, I just need Stylo’s permission so I can delve into her brain and make my own Sanders.
All I can say is I cannot wait for the epilogue and READ THIS, YOU MUST.
It’s New Year’s Eve here in Sydney, 2014 was a great year, here’s hoping 2015 is even better. Happy New Year everyone.
Happy New Year Ms Fantome, you MUST write more.
Cheers and stay safe.