Today I’m excited to review The Devil Will Do by Heidi Cullinan as part of the book’s release tour. Be sure to check out a giveaway being offered by the author at the end of this post!
In a land unforgiving of indulgent, dangerous sex, merchantman Eryn does his best to keep his desires in the dark…until the plight of a beautiful prince leads him out of the shadows and into adventures both sensual and terrible.
Capture, curse, and torture litter Eryn’s road to true love, along with carnal delights beyond his most wicked imaginings. His strengths and limitations are exposed—and the hard truth, that nothing holds him back more than the monster of self-loathing in his heart. Prince Wyn might be everything he’s dreamed of in a man—and master—but before Eryn can accept the exquisitely wicked affections of his one true love, he must first save himself…from himself.
This novella was originally published under the title Sweet Son and has been significantly revised.
Title: The Devil Will Do
Author: Heidi Cullinan
Published: February 4, 2015
Publisher: Wilde City
Publisher Website: link
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Eryn knows he is not worthy of love. He lives a life of “perversion” and people like him can’t ever be happy. It isn’t just that he desires other men, it’s how he desires them: rough, domineering, and even a bit degrading. But when he meets Prince Wyn–who is in a far off land and might be in danger–in a dream, he sets out on an adventure that he hopes might end in the love he desires, even if he still doesn’t believe he deserves it. What follows is a journey of personal challenges and self-discovery that might just help him see that “[e]veryone has worth.”
The idea of reading a BDSM fantasy tale is one that honestly sort of surprised me–it’s not something I think I would normally pick up. But I’m honestly glad I read this one. The fantastic setting is wonderfully constructed with all the trappings of a fairy tale (though definitely racier than anything you read in your youth). There’s royalty, magic, a witch, a demon, and a curse which must be broken. And some real heat to go with it.
I will say the content here is not for everyone. This definitely pushes some people would see as boundaries. There are dubious consent (and perhaps less-than-dubious consent) elements, bondage scenes, and ‘public’ humiliation.
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