Release/Review Blitz: Devil You Hate by J.L. Beck & C. Hallman

Releases April 9

If you make a deal with the devil he will always collect. 

They call me “The Devil.” 
Deranged and violent. 
Gorgeous but frightening. 

The night before her arranged marriage I kidnap her.  

As the last remaining daughter to the Ricci Family I know her father will do anything to keep his hold over the five families which means he’ll do anything to keep her safe.

Beautiful, fragile and innocent, destroying her will push her father over the edge.

Taking her was revenge, plain and simple. Spilled blood for spilled blood. 

Most wouldn’t dare cross another mob family, but I’m scared of no one. 

I figure the mafia princess will be easy to break, but I’m wrong. 

The light in her tempts the darkness inside of me. Teases it, tortures it. 

Every day I find myself wanting to hurt her, break her, keep her. 

Lucky for Celia, she fails to see that their is no escaping what I have planned and when she attempts to draw me in with her innocence, and sweet naive heart I thrive to show her what true darkness is.

*This is a dark mafia romance, that contains non-con/dub con, graphic violence, and sexual themes. It is not a standalone novel and ends on a cliffhanger.**

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Meet J.L. Beck & C. Hallman

J.L. Beck and C. Hallman are an international bestselling author duo who writes dark and contemporary romance. 

J.L. Beck is a USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, she has written over fifty different romance novels. She started her journey of writing back in 2014 and hasn’t slowed down a second since then. 

She’s captivated by real romance and loves reading about strong “ALPHA” males, as well as sassy heroines that know or may not know what they want. She is best known for delivering a happily ever after but has ended things on a cliffhanger a time or two.

When she’s not typing away at her next book you can find her being a mom to her two adorable kiddos and wife to her high school sweetheart. 

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C. Hallman is a USA Today Bestselling Author who wrote her debut Novel in 2018. Born and raised in Germany, Cassandra moved to the United States when she was eighteen. She’s now a  mom to three boys and happily married. With a love for reading, that love slowly transpired into writing she put fingers to the keyboard and started writing about the dark side of romance. 

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January 2019, the two authors teamed up and wrote their first novel together, Convict Me. The book turned into a popular six part dark romance series. Quickly, the pair realized how great they work together and decided to write as a duo indefinitely. 

Since then, they have published four successful series including the international bestseller The North Woods University series and the Amazon top 75 Bestseller Savage Beginnings.


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My Review of Devil You Hate

Devil You Hate by J.L. Beck

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awesome ending!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: ❤️💙💜💚💛
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📙📕📗📘📔
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌍
Character development: 😌🤓😬😯🤗

The heroine: Celeste Ricci (a.k.a. Celia) – Mafia princess, who has been locked away in her tower for her entire existence. In her world women are only good for cementing partnerships with other mafia families. She has known her whole life that she would someday be bartered away and married off for her father’s gain.

The Hero(es): Nicolo Diavolo (a.k.a. Nic) – His parents and older brother were murdered in front of him and his younger brother Luca when they were kids. Since then they have lived for revenge against Celia’s father.

The Story: Nic kidnaps Celia on the eve of her wedding to another man. When Celia first see’s Nic, he is covered in another man’s blood and killing a second man. He has big plans to auction her off to the highest bidder in his revenge plot against her family.

This is a pretty standard mafia captive romance except that instead of Nicolo being the mafioso that is in an arranged marriage with the princess, he has kidnapped her to sell her for revenge against her father. However, he can’t seem to keep his hands off her even though keeping her a virgin for the auction is of utmost importance.

This book is sizzling hot and I couldn’t put it down. The chemistry between Nic and Celia is explosive 🧨. I hope the next one comes out soon because I can’t wait. The ending was a huge cliffhanger and surprising to say the least.

Triggers: kidnapping, degradation, spanking, dub-con.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.


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