Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha
Series: Mercenary Librarians #1
Published by Macmillan Audio on July 28, 2020
Genres: Futuristic Romance, Dystopian Romance
Narrator: Lidia Dornet
Length: 12 Hours and 26 Mins
Orphan Black meets the post-apocalyptic Avengers in the vein of Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy series by USA Today and New York Times bestselling author duo Kit Rocha
The United States went belly up 45 years ago when our power grid was wiped out. Too few live in well-protected isolation while the rest of us scrape by on the margins. The only thing that matters is survival. By any means. At any cost.
Nina is an information broker with a mission: to bring hope to the darkest corners of Atlanta. She and her team of mercenary librarians use their knowledge to help those in need. But altruism doesn’t pay the bills—raiding vaults and collecting sensitive data is where the real money is.
Knox is a bitter, battle-weary supersoldier who leads the Silver Devils, an elite strike squad that chose to go AWOL rather than slaughter innocents. Before the Devils leave town for good, they need a biochem hacker to stabilize the experimental implants that grant their superhuman abilities.
The problem? Their hacker’s been kidnapped. And the ransom for her return is Nina. Knox has the perfect bait for a perfect trap: a lost Library of Congress server. The data could set Nina and her team up for years…
If they live that long.
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This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.
Deal with the Devil is the first book in the NEWEST series by Kit Rocha and this is also the first book that I have picked up from this author. To be honest I haven’t really been that motivated to read this duo writing team (mostly due to their social media –sometimes its very hate filled) BUT I also realized I wanted to try out their work because so many romance readers rave about their books. And I try not to judge authors too much on their social media unless its a big scandal that turns my stomach too much –(like KMM for example) and I am more objective when it comes to that or I try to be. And I have to say I quite enjoyed this fun ride that Kit Rocha takes us on.
Deal With The Devil is a story that begins with seeing individual plot lines of our hero and the heroine and seeing how they meet each other. Now for the heroine, she is much more honest and open while being totally badass. Nina along with her two friends, are determined to make Atlanta a better place after the power grid in the United States went out and crime skyrocketed and so many lost everything they had. Knox is ex military and he and his squad are on the run after defecting and he is determined to save one of their own, no matter the cost. He is put in a difficult position, and at first he deceives Nina to his true intentions but then he starts to fall in love with this spirited woman and now he is torn between saving the life of a team member and betraying her….but is redemption possible for these two strong souls?
Number one—nothing that seems impossible ever really is. You just haven’t found the right answer yet. Or the right question
Deal With The Devil was quite an interesting take and I will be honest I wasn’t sure how much I would enjoy this one, I have been wanting to read more dystopian/post apocalyptic reads lately (not because of COVID) just because its a sub genre in romance I have neglected over the past couple of years. There is so much that authors can go into here and I am eager to explore it more. I found this story to be so gravitating in many ways but I did struggle getting immersed into this world, I think I just wasn’t quite in the mood for it for a bit so it took longer to listen to it than I planned on. But I actually had a blast in this one once I did get into it. I am not always for the “betrayal” plots in romance but I quite enjoyed this one. It shows such a human side to these circumstances and that life isn’t always black and white…there are many shades of grey that immerse and we see that in this novel here.
Family was as ever-evolving as it was eternal. It went deeper than blood or DNA. It was a promise that, no matter what you did, there would always be someone who loved you, missed you. Someone who had your back.
I was quite intrigued to see how this author handled this scenario and even though there was some subtle racial baiting that I didn’t care for, it wasn’t strong enough to turn me away from the story and I found that I quite enjoyed the many variations of the story. From the plot, to the character building and the beautiful romance that grows within the story. All the characters that come into play within the story are incredible here. I was so drawn to all of them here. And I am intrigued to see where they each play a part in the series in the future and where this author duo will take it.
Overall I found Deal With The Devil to be a fascinating page turner of a reader, that leaves the reader in suspense and a thrill to curl your toes. EXHILARATING!