Book Review

Devil’s Night

Erika

I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.

His name is Michael Crist.

My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.

But I noticed him.

I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.

Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.

Because he’s finally noticed me.

Michael

Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.

My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.

Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college.

In my city.

Unprotected.

The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out.

We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.

My Thoughts 

HOLY MOLIE GUACAMOLE THIS BOOK… 

I FREAKING LOVED IT! 

First of all the book world that we were introduced to has been my favorite dark romance world in a very long time. 

Devil’s Night sounds absolutely insane and I want to be there, YESTERDAY! 

The story of Rika and Michael is twisted, raw, sexy, steamy, and oh so bloodthirsty. 

I was obsessed! 

The book had so many insane twists and turns and kept me guessing the ENTIRE TIME. 

I felt the love and HATE for Michael in the best way that only a GREAT enemies to lovers can and I loved every second. 

This book is definitely worth the hype Tiktok has given it… 

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

BANKS

Buried in the shadows of the city, there’s a hotel called The Pope. Ailing, empty, and dark—it sits abandoned and surrounded by a forgotten mystery.

But you think it’s true, don’t you, Kai Mori? The story about the hidden twelfth floor. The mystery of the dark guest who never checked in and never checks out. You think I can help you find that secret hideaway and get to him, don’t you?

You and your friends can try to scare me. You can try to push me. Because even though I struggle to hide everything I feel when you look at me—and have ever since I was a girl—I think maybe what you seek is so much closer than you’ll ever realize.

I will never betray him.

So sit tight.

On Devil’s Night, the hunt will be coming to you.

KAI

You have no idea what I seek, Little One. You don’t know what I had to become to survive three years in prison for a crime I would gladly commit again.

No one can know what I’ve turned into.

I want that hotel, I want to find him, and I want this over.

I want my life back.

But the more I’m around you, the more I realize this new me is exactly who I was meant to be.

So come on, kid. Don’t chicken out. My house is on the hill. So many ways in, and good luck finding your way out.

I’ve seen your hideaway. Time to see mine.

My Thoughts 

The shenanigans of Devil’s Night continues with the roller coaster of the love between Kai and Banks. 

Although Kai may not be my favorite Devil’s Night man, Banks is definitely a close favorite with Rika to me. 

Her story; however, was cringey to me. It made me sooooo sad and broke my heart over and OVER again. 

I was just so happy that she finally found her voice and her happiness, but BOY was it a LONG road to get there. 

The premise of the push and pull of friends to lovers to enemies to lovers was there, but there are SO many tissues in between it all. 

This series is soooo amazing. 

My Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

WINTER

Sending him to prison was the worst thing I could’ve done. It didn’t matter that he did the crime or that I wished he was dead. Perhaps I thought I’d have time to disappear before he got out or he’d cool off in jail and be anything but the horror he was.

But I was wrong. Three years came and went too fast, and now he’s anything but calm. Prison only gave him time to plan.

And while I anticipated his vengeance, I didn’t expect this.

He doesn’t want to make me hurt. He wants to make everything hurt.

DAMON

First thing’s first. Get rid of her daddy. He told them I forced her. He told them his little girl was a victim, but I was a kid, too, and she wanted it just as much as I did.

Step two… Give her, her sister, and her mother nowhere to run and no fuel to escape. The Ashby women are alone now and desperate for a knight in shining armor.

But that’s not what’s coming.

No, it’s time I listened to my father and took control of my future. It’s time I showed them all—my family, her family, my friends—that I will never change and that I have no other ambition than to be the nightmare of their lives.

Starting with her.

She’ll be so scared, she won’t even be safe in her own head by the time I’m done with her. And the best part is I won’t have to break into her home to do it.

As the new man of the house I have all the keys.

My Thoughts 

I honestly had no idea how this book was going to go… 

Based on the last two books, Damon is not a guy any sane person would vote for. However, most smutokers on Tiktok are obsessed with him so I knew I at least had to give him a try. 

This book was….. AMAZING… 

Ummmm move over Rika (I mean I love her and all, but I don’t think she would mind) Winter is a badass queen with a heart of gold! I LOVED HER. 

This book was the most beautifully written of the series. 

Winter and Damon’s story is: 

INSANE

HEARTBREAKING

STUNNING 

STEAMY 

UNPREDICTABLE 

Also… DAMON…. OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG. I’m obsessed with him… I can’t believe I doubted Douglas and her fans. They were right about everything. Haha 

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

EMORY

They call it Blackchurch. A secluded mansion in a remote, undisclosed location where the wealthy and powerful send their misbehaving sons to cool off away from prying eyes.

Will Grayson has always been an animal, though. Reckless, wild, and someone who was never bound by a single rule other than to do exactly what he wanted. There was no way his grandfather was going risk him humiliating the family again.

Not that the last time was entirely his fault. He might’ve enjoyed backing me into corners in high school when no one was looking, so they wouldn’t catch on that Mr. Popular actually wanted a piece of that quiet, little nerd he loved to torture so much, but…

He could also be warm. And fierce in keeping me safe.

The truth is… He has a right to hate me.

It’s all my fault. Everything.

Devils Night. The videos. The arrests.

I’m to blame for all of it.

And I regret nothing.

WILL

I never minded being locked up. I learned a long time ago that being treated like an animal gives you permission to act like one. No one has ever looked at me any other way.

Their only mistake is believing anything I do is an accident. I can sit in this house with no Internet, television, liquor, or girls, but I’ll come out of here with something far more frightening to my enemies.

A plan.

And a new pack of wolves.

I just didn’t expect one of my enemies to come to me.

I don’t know who smuggled her in or if they meant to leave her here, but I can smell her hiding in the house. She’s here.

And as the security detail leaves the supplies, the gates close, and the door to my gilded cage opens, giving me free reign of the house and grounds for another unsupervised month, I remember with a smile…

Blackchurch houses five prisoners. I’m only one of her problems.

My Thoughts 

WHAT AN ENDING TO AN AMAZING SERIES…. The epilogue alone was… CHEF’S Kiss!!! 

I had been DYING for this installment since the very first book because Will has always been the light in the dark concerning the boys and their background. I also was intrigued with the background behind Emory’s since day one. 

I finally got it and it was EVERYTHING I wanted. 

The setting of Blackchurch was TWISTED and insane… I also loved every minute. 

Although I was much more annoyed with Will than any of the other boys, he finally won me over in the end. When he got his head out of his butt…. 

Emory, like all the amazing women in this series, was AMAZING and I loved her. 

The storyline of Alex definitely threw me for a loop and I wish she had gotten her own book or at least a novella because I still have so many questions! I felt like her story distracted from the true storyline and it kind of irritated me. 

Other than that small bump in the road, I loved it. 

My Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

My Series Rating

5/5 Book World 

5/5 Romance 

5/5 Plot

5/5 Characters

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Series Details

Devil’s Night series by Penelope Douglas 

Genre: Dark Romance  

Published on November 15, 2015- July 23, 2020 

Copy Read: ebook (Kindle) 

Pages: 2402

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