"The Devil falls in love"
The Devil is tired of living in Hell. Literally. So he
strikes a deal with God: God will let him "go free"—that
is, be redeemed—but he must first fall in love.
No problem. The Devil doesn't think it will be that hard to
get a woman to fall in love with him. Unfortunately, the
woman is one of God's choosing. And He has chosen her
before she's even been born.
Twenty-eight years after the bargain is struck, the Devil
heads to Southern California to make Christa, his pre-
ordained love, fall in love with him.
But love is never easy. The Devil, or Luke, as he calls
himself, must first convince Christa that he is, in fact,
the Devil—and he must also convince her that he isn't as
evil as humanity has portrayed him to be.
If that isn't hard enough, he also has to deal with
Christa's very Christian ex-boyfriend who is afraid for her
soul. Not to mention the two very disgruntled demons
willing to do whatever they can to keep him from leaving
This is a very lighthearted book. It's an easy and
enjoyable read, and takes a different spin on the "fallen
angel" idea. I found the Devil's portrayal to be
refreshing, and I thought Christa and Luke's relationship
was believable—the supernatural aspect notwithstanding.
I also liked the characters of Beezlebub and Asmodeus, the
two demons who possess the ex-boyfriend's computer geek
roommates. I had hoped to see more of them in the book, but
they disappeared a bit abruptly toward the end.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book.
Reviewed by Charlotte Cowie
Posted March 31, 2011