Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Sex & the Immortal Bad Boy-Stephanie Rowe

Sex & the Immortal Bad Boy
Stephanie Rowe
Forever, Nov 2007, $6.99
ISBN: 9780446619028

Being one month old means little to Paige Darlington as a person matures rather fast when working for the boss from Hell, Satan, as an apprentice rivka. However, the rookie rivka wants what her former mentor has recently achieved although it took Becka Gibbs a few millenniums (see HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME HOT); she desires breaking free of Satan’s hoofs.

However Satan has learned from his mistake with Becka so in creating Paige he added a diabolical touch; any living thing that touches her dies. Thus Paige who wants love like Becka found, feels lonely and ponders how she will survive eternity as a subservient to her master. That is until she meets shadow warrior Jed Buchanan, who has a Faustian deal with Satan Jr. to save his brother’s soul. Jed does not seem to desire Paige who wonders if his shriveled soul can be saved by her before he completes his latest task killing her.

The latest trip to the Rowe pantheon is an amusing but darker thriller than the previous journeys to this weird but entertaining universe. Fans of the series will enjoy the devilish goings on as the demonic assassin and the rookie rivka begin to fall in love over the consternation of Satan father and son. Although lacking some of the freshness of the just as wild predecessors, fans will enjoy going to hell in a hand basket with Stephanie Rowe at the oars.

Harriet Klausner

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