29 Mar '13
A Vicky Review – Mated to the Devil by Eve Langlais (5 stars)
Not all pleasures are sins….
Mina wants to put her seduction by a golden-eyed devil behind her, but the birth of her son Jacques renders that impossible. She tries to forget the only man who ever roused her passion, but when she notices her son exhibiting strange behavior -and less than human characteristics -she realizes she must face her past and learn to trust, and love, again.
Howling drunk, the one thing Remy clearly remembers is seducing Mina. A pity he didn’t think to get her address, especially since he marks her as his mate. When she disappears, he’s got plenty of time to regret, but he doesn’t get a chance to atone until she comes back into his life with an unexpected surprise.
Thrust into the role of father, Remy works to bond with his son while at the same time gaining forgiveness. But will he get the chance to truly make her his mate before danger threatens their fragile happiness?
I loved this story; it was just so sweet. I’m sure I’m not looking in the right places but I don’t often come across the secret / accidental baby stories. After reading Mated to the Devil, I will be keeping my eye out for more of them.
Mina was so innocent and naive but showed that she had more strength than most when she was abandoned by her family when she discovers she is pregnant and is left to raise a child on her own. Unsurprisingly, Mina finds it very difficult to trust anyone as all the people that have been in her life let her down in such an awful way. She knows that Jacques, her son, needs a father in his life and she would do anything to protect him but she doesn’t expect anything from Remy when she is thrust back in to his life.
Remy, bless him, is a big softy with a protective streak. He wanted to do right by Mina but he also understood he couldn’t push the situation too far until he realised that she needed him to prove that he did have feelings for her and that she could trust him not to abandon them. He knew he made a huge mistake in the past with her and wanted to atone for that – his whole world immediately brightened when Mina returned and Jacques came in to his life and he didn’t ever want to lose that again.
I loved the relationships developing throughout the story – the way all the characters were with Jacques was heart warming but the way Remy is with Jacques made my heart melt, it was so damn sweet. The love that grows between Mina and Remy was really great to watch as she tried to move past her fears and trust someone again.
This is a lovely story that highlights a lot of difficult topics that impact peoples lives on a regular basis. From reading the blurb and the title I didn’t expect a shifter book so was happy when I started reading and realised that I obviously hadn’t been paying that much attention (when I read the blurb again I realised I’d missed that part, lol). I really enjoyed this book and will now be going through my kindle to find the other books I know I already own by Ms Langlais to get started on them.