Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fly-By Review: The Devil to Pay by Maria Zannini

The Devil To Pay
Book One: Second Chance Series

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions and bad tequila. Shannon McKee finds herself at the end of her rope, and she offers her soul to whoever can save her first.

Unfortunately, she sends that request to both agencies. Shannon’s plea is answered immediately by two men who couldn’t be more different from one another. Yet they share a bond and an affection for the stubborn Miss McKee that even they don’t understand.

When Heaven and Hell demand their payment, Shannon has no choice but to submit. No matter who gets her soul, she’s not getting out of this alive.

This is the first book of the Second Chances series. Forget everything you thought you knew about Heaven and Hell. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

The above information was obtained from Amazon's website.

For those of you that know me... and those that don't this is my little statement about short books.... I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review...

I was given this book for an honest review and my honest thoughts, so here goes...

Omg... This is a new to me author and let me say that I will be looking for more to come from her! Ms. Zannini kept me entertained, hot and bothered and wanting my own Heaven and Hell! I have to be honest, the last tag line caught my attention and drew me in - like a fly to a light. I was all her's, from the first page... all the way till the last. It was a very short ride, but well worth it. Hell have no fury like a woman with two men who freaking rock her world!!

Now keep in mind this is a very short story... The build up is quick... But I have to say that the story line is very refreshing!

We have all been there.. a day where everything goes wrong... Nothing goes right... And if there is a chance it can get screwed up, it will. Now add in a woman struggling to keep her head above water... And on the darkest day of her life... she makes a vow she cannot keep... But once those words are out there..... "I would sell my soul for........." there is no taking them back. And that is what happen to poor Shannon.

Shannon found her self swimming in the sea of "I am way in over my head," until drop dead gorgeous, hello save my day walked into her life... But what Shannon did not know... Was what Mr. Drop Dead Gorgeous wanted from her... Or for that matter... What else lay in wait for her!

This is a roller coaster ride story and one you will likely NOT forget. I am eagerly waiting for the next one! It is a must read to find out what happens.... The story must go on!

Ms. Maria, you have found a new follower to your storytelling! You not only made me feel involved in the world you created, you also made me feel for Shannon and fall for her men! And yes ladies... I said Men!

Ms. Maria... I applaud you for an awesome story!! Truly riveting, saucy, hot, and damn straight sexy!!! Awesome job!

And a little FYI ~ Ms. Maria designed the cover!!! Isn't it gorgeous! I know right!!!

Please visit Ms. Maria's website to see what else she has in store.... and what other things she has done!! I am sure she would love a few hello's!! Make her feel welcome!

And remember... Keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy!
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  1. Cool cover :) And lovely review as always Cecile!

  2. Cecile was it not a treat, Maria pulled out all the stops with this one!

  3. Sounds like a good one.great review Cecile

  4. Blodeuedd! Hey honey! The cover really is nice. Ms. Zannini did that herself. She is very talented. Thanks for peeking over!

    Jackie! Hey honey!!! Ohhhh this really was a great book! I loved her at your place! She is great! I hope all is well!

    Elaine! Hey honey! You know you have to read this one! Hahahahah!!!

    Lola! Hello there!! Welcome and I hope you enjoyed yourself! I hope you love my place as much as I do!!! Thanks for coming over!

  5. Good review, Cecile . . . I struggle with mixed responses to short stories and novellas but this author managed, obviously, to put lots in a short number pages. I think that takes a very special talent and an author that thinks the story through very carefully. Love your blog . . .

  6. You made my day, Cecile! Thank you!!

  7. Dr J~ Awww honey, you know I love when you come over! I do sneak in to see your place as often as I can!! I love your words of comment! I am hoping to get you on the need to read a good short story, one day!!!!!

    Maria Zannini~ Oh honey.... You made my day when I read your book! You did an awesome job!!!!! Hope you have a great day!


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