Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Satan's Son by Simone Elise Review

Satan’s Son is a refreshingly unique love story. Addy is a high-spirited young adult who ends up literally falling into the life of Ethan, a child of Satan who has to atone for his own sins. The story focuses on the relationship between the two as they try to learn to work with each other.

Both characters are entertaining and well written. Addy is not the typical “damsel in distress” and has a very distinct personality, which was refreshing even if it was over the top and juvenile in a few places. Ethan pulls off the Alpha male role without being overly domineering or abusive.

The story is fast paced but not a bodice ripper. If you are looking for detailed sex scenes then you want a different book. This is about two people who are stuck together and learn they love each other after quite a bit of trial. It does not end with a cliffhanger but it does make me curious if there will be other books set in this world. There are a few side characters that could be developed into having their own stories.

One issue with the story was the introduction of Archibald. He shows up in the middle of the book and out of nowhere but there is no explanation of who he is. Given his role in the story, he should have had his own personality instead of simply being a male version of Addy.

There are also a few plot points that were glossed over. I have mixed feelings about this issue. The story is character driven so the details of why different things were happening wasn’t as important as the characters reactions. It’s also not an in-depth novel so skipping some details, like who Archibald is, is probably to be expected.

Overall, I enjoyed this book and look forward to more work from this author. The story was refreshing and written as a proper romance. I was provided an ARC copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.