Thursday, March 4, 2010

Review: Hotter Than Hell

This is the third book in the Hell on Earth series by Jackie Kessler.

Book Blurb:

In HELL'S BELLES and THE ROAD TO HELL, Jackie Kessler brought readers into an unforgettable Underworld populated by alluring demons and sexy devils. Now Daunuan, the most irresistible incubus of all, is facing one Hell of a challenge...

So whose soul do you have to damn to get a promotion around here?

Daunuan was never the ambitious type. There's so much to love about his job just the way it is--mind-blowing sexual prowess, the power to seduce any human, excellent dental plan. But now Pan, the King of Lust, has offered to make Daun his right-hand incubus--a position other demons would give their left horn for. All he has to do is entice a soul destined for heaven into a damnable act of lust. Should take, oh, seven minutes, tops.

Then he meets his target, Virginia Reed. She's cute. Funny. Smart. Unfathomably resistant to his charms. He can't understand it. But Daun has centuries of seduction to his credit. He's the best there is. Sooner or later he'll transform this polar icecap of a female into a pool of molten desire, and every instinct tells him she'll be worth the effort.

Meanwhile, he has to deal with a plague of rogue demons Hell-bent on taking him down, sent by an unknown enemy with a serious grudge. And one other problem: the dawning realization that he's falling in love--that unholiest of four-letter words--with the woman he's about to doom for all eternity...

I enjoyed this book. :)

For all of those people who thought Don Juan was just a myth - I've got news for you: he is real and he is a demon of Lust.

Daunuan likes nothing better than seducing the ladies and if he can take a soul earmarked for Heaven that's all the better. It's the job after all - and what a job.

When Daun gets a new assignment from Pan he thinks it's work as usual - but there is nothing usual in the way he feels about Virginia Reed - and demons are not supposed to have feelings.

At first I didn't know if I would like Hotter than Hell as much as the first two books in this series - they were about Jezebel and Daun was just a secondary character. But once I wrapped my head around the switch I really enjoyed the read. :)

I was actually rooting for Daun - and then I thought, that is wrong - he is a demon and I shouldn't want him to win. LOL

I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the ending of this book and if Ms. Kessler ever wanted to write another installment with Angel as the main character I think that would be a pretty good read. :)

I give Hotter than Hell 4 out of 5 stars.


Hell's BellesThe Road to HellHotter Than Hell


Mandi said...

This book sounds pretty cool! I have never heard of it. And I have to admit - I like the cover :) Thanks for the review!!

Blodeuedd said...

Nice review, I always enjoy a book that can surprise you

Jackie said...

Thanks for the review, Michelle -- I'm glad you enjoyed it.

And actually, there **is** an Angel story. It's an e-book novella, published by All Romance eBooks, and all proceeds go to the American Heart Association. The novella is called "Hell's Angel." :)

Michelle G said...


I love the cover too. :) If you get the chance to read the series I think you'll like them. I look forward to your thoughts on them.


Thank you ma'am. :) I like the surprises as well - makes for an interesting read.


Was Hotter than Hell the end of this series?
I will certainly look for 'Hell's Angel' - I love that character. It is awesome that the proceeds from the sale of this novella are going to the American Heart Association. :)

Thanks for stopping by ladies. Have a wonderful day.


Jackie said...

There are a number of short stories in the Hell series that are coming out:

"Hell Bound," a Jezebel story, will appear in THOSE WHO FIGHT MONSTERS (fall 2010)

"Hell's Fury," a Megaera story, will appear in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF HOT ROMANCE (spring 2011)

"To Hell With Love," a Caitlin story, will appear in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF PARANORMAL ROMANCE 2 (possibly fall 2010)

And there's the fourth book, HELL TO PAY. Details about that book will be announced in June. :)

Midnightxpress said...

Dear Lord, that synopsis is just cliche after cliche...

Lea said...

Great review Michelle:

I've known about this series for a long time and Have the first book here in the stacks somewhere. I've just never had time to devote to it yet.

This one sounds really good!!


Donna [F.D. Ramblings] said...

I've seen this series around and I have been curious about it. I think I'll check out the first book. Nice review, enjoyed it.