Title: The Devil's Spawn
Series: The Devil's Kiss, #4
Author: Gemma James
Publication Date: December 27, 2016
Genre: Dark Erotic
Kayla Sutton has finally submitted.
And now that Gage has his wife firmly under his control again, he won’t stop until he’s extracted every last independent drop from her being.
As each day passes, she learns new ways to accept his dominion. After all, she has a lot to atone for. Flirting with disaster with her ex-lover turned brother-in-law might be forgivable, but it’s not so easily forgotten.
And neither are skeletons. If there’s one thing Kayla has learned it’s that skeletons don’t just come out of the closet; they bust through with the power of a locomotive, mindless of the destruction they cause.
For the sake of her sanity, Kayla must make a tough decision, even if it means leaving everything behind.
“It really boils down to one thing,” Simone said. “Do you trust him?”
She made it sound so easy, but as I examined my feelings and tore apart his words, dissected his actions, I realized that I did. Mostly. There were plenty of things not to trust him about—anytime he came near me with his cock at the ready and a belt or whip in his fist, for instance—but on a fundamental level, I did trust him.
If I didn’t, why would I keep putting myself through this? Why keep bending and bending and bending?
“I do trust him,” I said, swiping my bangs to the side. “I love him. More than I could ever say. More than even makes sense.”
“Then I’d put the baby mama out of your head. He married you, and though I won’t begin to understand or approve of your…weird relationship, he has always come across as pretty fucking whipped.”
I almost spluttered my tea all over the table at her words. Gage, whipped? But the more I thought about it, the more it clicked, because when you got down to the nitty-gritty, we had each other wrapped. “I guess you’re right. I just wish I could get that woman out of my head. The way she touches him, and the way she glares at me…God, Simone, she makes me see red and green at the same time.”
“You need a fucking hobby.” Simone’s mouth twisted into a scowl, but her gaze softened as she said it to take out some of the sting.
“A hobby?” I asked, absently picking at my half-eaten quiche. Apparently, the subject of Katherine made me lose my appetite. Or maybe it was the smell of overcooked cheese. I pushed the plate away, scrunching my nose. “Why do you say that?”
Simone made a scoffing sound, and I glanced up to find her reclined in her seat, arms crossed. “To hear you talk, it sounds like your whole life revolves around Gage and what he may or may not be doing with Katherine.”
A hobby might not be a bad idea. Maybe I could start collecting trinkets, like dolphins or dragons.
Definitely elephants. Lord knew I had plenty of those in my life. Gigantic ones that ate up too much space and sucked up all the air. One stood between Gage and me in the form of Katherine. But the biggest one sat smack in the middle of Simone and me.
This elephant’s name was Ian, and he’d grown too secure in his comfy spot since that damn note had magically appeared on my door. But it was easier, safer, to focus on my marriage and the interloper named Katherine. The subject of Ian was too dangerous. Too painful.
Simone must have agreed because she didn’t bring him up once.
I read the first book in this series, "The Devil's Kiss" as a three part serial back in 2013. I was immediately obsessed with Gage and Kayla. I don't usually like serials, because I hate waiting, but I love "The Devil's Kiss." Later I read "The Devil's Kiss - Epilogue", now "The Devil's Salvation" and then "The Devil's Wife." I was so happy to hear that there is now a new book, "The Devil's Spawn." This book has everything that the others have. Gage is as sadistic and evil as always, but he loves Kayla. His way of showing his love is dominant and domineering, but he does care. Kayla has accepted that her life will never be quite what she expected, but she loves Gage. The two are obsessed with each other. It's probably not what I'd consider a healthy relationship, but it's their relationship.
In "The Devil's Spawn" Kayla finds out that she's pregnant. Remembering past reactions and knowing Gage's domineering tendencies she's nervous about it and telling him. Ian is always in the background, but Kayla has moved on from him. She truly loves and accepts Gage now. She has submitted to him.
I can't say enough about this series or this book. I loved it and couldn't put it down. I give "The Devil's Spawn" FIVE STARS!
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