The Devil’s Heel
Keta Diablo
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61 Pages

Michele N’ Jeff’s Reviews

Five years ago Drew Hibbard dismissed Rogan Brockport from his life. Now, they meet again at the Governor’s Ball and Rogan will know the reason for the abrupt, unexplained cut. After Rogan saves Drew’s life during a pirate raid, he kidnaps him and the perfect opportunity to extract answers from Drew is finally at hand.

Why do I get so excited when I see that Ms. Diablo has a new book available? Maybe it’s because I just know her characters are going to grab me into their world and take me on an adventure, one that I won’t want to end. On the other hand, maybe it’s because I know that at least one of her characters is so very Alpha with real feelings. Whatever the reason is, I was thrilled when given the chance to meet Rogan and Drew.

At the start of The Devil’s Heel I met Rogan, (I love this name) at a ball of some sort, and I learned that his obsession was a man named Drew, who recently lost his wife to a band of nasty pirates. Rogan and Drew have a past, which spans back five years before the time I met them at the party.

There’s a lot of hurt in both men, however, neither knows what the other is hurting over until later in the story and that is just one element that kept me glued to this lovely little piece in one sitting. Rogan is beyond angry with Drew for marrying a woman. He visualizes the man he loved having sex with her and he let that anger eat at him for five long years. I mean, imagine this. One day you’re happily in love with the person of your dreams, the next you’re not admitted into said person’s home, and out of his/her life for good. In this case, Rogan being kept away from Drew and he had no clear idea why. Next thing he knows, Drew’s married to a woman. That must have done a number on poor Rogan.

Rogan is assigned the job to protect Drew and in order to accomplish this, he must join the band of pirates that raped and killed Drew’s wife. But before he does this, he sneaks into Drew’s room and…Not telling you what happens there, you’ll have to read it and see the heat between these two men. No matter how hurt Rogan and Drew are, the passion between them is hotter than hell. It is in this scene that Rogan begins to question why Drew went and married. If Drew had answered then, I think the book would have ended and I’m so glad he didn’t.

Before I knew it, Rogan joins that band of rotten pirates and ends up kidnapping Drew. I felt sorry for them both for different reasons. Drew has every right to be angry, or so he thinks and Every time these two managed to be in the same room, the pages did indeed heat up.

The characters very well drawn out, the story, well told, and I loved my time with them on the ship and on the open pirate infested waters and loads of D/s sex scenes. I love a happy ending and this story did not disappoint.

Review by Michele