Review: Devil’s Play by Kenya Carlton

Posted July 4, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 3 Comments

Review: Devil’s Play by Kenya Carlton
Devil's Play by Kenya Carlton
Series: Sweet as Sin #2
Genres: Historical Romance, Paranormal
Published by Parker Publishing Inc. on May 19, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 169
Source: Author

Purchase Links: Amazon
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:
Snuggled within the warm embrace of marital bliss, biologically altered army Captain Drake Devilin and his supernatural bride Sienna face their biggest challenge to date. Called back for duty in World War II, Drake must leave his amazing life behind and join his troop to fight the Nazis.  Although he’s certain his new mission is merely a rouse to obtain his most precious commodity, his wife, Drake leaves, but not before giving Sienna a magical necklace in the hope it will protect her against unknown enemies.

Lured from her prosperous island by a sorcerer who is convinced she was always meant to be his bride. Sienna is challenged to play three magical games to ensure her husband’s safe return. In each game, a limited time is given to Sienna to immerse herself into a new world, situation, and persona; find Drake; and have him acknowledge her by name. And she can’t use her powers to make it happen.

Everything dear to Sienna’s heart is put in jeopardy. Willing to fight for the love of her life and her happiness, Sienna takes on the sorcerer in his own game of cat and mouse.


Lynn’s Review:
This story takes place in the year 1940 during the time that World War II.

Drake Devlin is thinking about his wife, Sienna.  They live on an island and he gets home to some interesting news.  They also have some visitors.

The scene changes so quickly that I had to read it twice to make sure I wasn’t missing something.  After I finished the book, I find out that this is part of the Sweet as Sin series.  Most times I research the book and author after I finish reading but in this case it may have been better to do that first.

The language may be offensive to some but necessary due to the time period.  I also have to give Kenya high kudos for writing those scenes.  It was a sad time in our country’s history but must have still been hard to write.  It also makes me wonder why Kenya decided to use this point in time for the story to take place.

Preston is a man with an agenda and this is what makes him the perfect villain.  He has invited Sienna to visit him – he has a test for her.  By adding him into the storyline, I can picture this book as an episode of either Twilight Zone or Tales from the Crypt.

I was impressed that even though I don’t speak a foreign language, Kenya uses both French and German.  Just because I don’t speak or read them, I bet if I did some research the sentences would make sense in English.  It also goes to show the amount of work that was involved in writing Drake’s and Sienna’s story.

One thing I did realize is that this is not a tale to rush through – especially not having read Sweet as Sin.  It might seem a little confusing to those that have started the series with this book.  I would recommend starting with book one and then follow up by reading this one.  If you can’t get this read all in one day, you may also get confused if you put it down for a while.  To me this particular story was more paranormal than romance – you’ll have to decide if you feel the same. (Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds from Romance Reader Enthusiast).

3 responses to “Review: Devil’s Play by Kenya Carlton

  1. I haven’t heard of this series. It sounds like there is a lot going on and I appreciate what you said that the book is well researched…I love that. I also prefer paranormal over romance, so I may have to check out these books. Great, thorough review.

  2. Krista

    It definitely sounds a little confusing and cryptic. I will have to checkout the first book. The time period sounds really interesting and unique.