Devoured by Emily Snow
Genre: New Adult, Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Sienna Jensen had no plans to return home when she graduated college last spring—after all, her dreams lie in California. But when she discovers her grandmother’s Nashville home has been foreclosed, and the new owner has started the eviction process, Sienna has no other choice but go back to Music City. And she comes face to face with the flawed, gorgeous man she never thought she’d see again. The man who now holds the deed to her grandma’s estate.
When millionaire rock star Lucas Wolfe finds the outspoken redhead glaring at him from across a courtroom, he’s both infuriated and intrigued. He still can’t get the night Sienna almost spent with him out of his mind, and the chemistry between them is as undeniable as it was two years ago. He craves Sienna more than ever. And just like everything Lucas hungers for, he’s determined to have her.
Now, Lucas will do whatever it takes to lure Sienna into his bed, even if that means making a deal with her: ten days with him, playing by his rules, and he’ll hand over the deed to her grandmother’s home. Though she agrees to the arrangement, Sienna is conflicted. Because of her duty to her family. Because of promises she’s made to herself and a past that still haunts her. And as Lucas’s game of seduction continues, and Sienna is introduced to his dark, erotic world and even darker background, she realizes that at any moment, she could be devoured.
When I read the description, I was immediately intrigued. Though we have all read the books in this genre about the tattooed bad boy, I was excited about this one because of the rockstar theme. It was different enough to not immediately make me want to compare it to every other book I’ve read in the genre, and yet the theme was similar enough to make me fairly certain I would like the story.
Needless to say, Sienna and Lucas have great chemistry. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them, learn their history, and it wasn’t difficult to root for them as a couple. I loved the rockstar storyline, even if I can’t quite picture any rockstar of Lucas’ caliber actually wanting to live in Nashville. Snow was able to balance the true reality of the rock-and-roll life, showing that it has its perks, but also has a dark side.
In addition, Sienna’s ability to stand up to the man who is used to getting everything and anything he wants kept the story exciting. My only complaint would be that, as the beginning of their relationship – the entire reason Lucas is so drawn to her – happens before the book begins, there are a few points in the story where I feel like I skipped straight to Book 2 in a series. However, Snow does explain the backstory well enough that readers can understand the connection between them, and she also did a fantastic job with making even the minor characters interesting.
Fortunately, Snow has since released a prequel novella All Over You, so readers can get to experience the history that is so central to the plot. I discovered it after I finished Devoured, and I got so into Lucas and Sienna’s back story that I immediately had to re-read Devoured. Fortunately, I can say that the story was so good that the re-read wasn’t at all a chore.
I am excited to get my hands on Consumed, the next book in the series, which has a tentative release date for sometime in the mid-Fall. I can’t wait to see what Lucas is hiding, and find out whether it is bad enough to keep them apart for good. Fans of the new adult romance genre will certainly want check this book out. Read the novella first if that’s your preference, but make sure you have some time in your schedule because this is one book that will grab your attention and not let go.