Thursday, November 6, 2014

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway ~ The Devil Behind Me by Evangelene

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The Devil Behind Me by Evangelene
Genre: Romance
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*******This book is the first in the series and includes a cliffhanger ending******
"My name is Addie Sakis, I had a promising future once. I had my whole life planned out, but after that tragic day, everything changed. The world I coveted no longer existed. Ten years went by until one day when Daimon Evans, the boy who bullied me continuously in high school, reemerged back into my life, offering me all that I wanted in exchange for one"
Addie Sakis had a sad past, a past that overshadowed her future. She clung to it not knowing how to let it go. That was until Daimon Evans came back into her life challenging her and pushing her back to the fighter he knew still existed inside her. If only she knew that Daimon wasn't the devil she thought, but rather it was her demons that ruled her, the demons that lay inside her soul.
How far will Addie go to help her family? Which line won't she cross as she deals with the devil she calls Daimon?
Note from the Author: This is a dysfunctional love and hate trilogy that involves emotional blackmail and a few other situations that the one wouldn't do to the person they liked or loved. Addie and Daimon do what they do under the guise of a love that hurts so good. Happy Reading.
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No,” I said feeling more of his warm cum seeping out of me. I moved away from him to get to the bathroom, but he seized my hand and pulled me back. He then placed his hands on either side of my face and made me look at him.
I’m a greedy man Addie. Once I have what I want, I want more of it and you are what I want. My need for you is a lot greater than you know.” His deep voice reverberated inside me, as I stood there thoroughly fucked by Daimon. I tried to move my face but he held on.
Haven’t you realized it yet? You don¹t hesitate anymore. You want my touch. You want this. So why can¹t you just let it happen?” he bit out.
Because I hate you,” I snapped. “I hate how much you pull me into your world. I hate how much I seek it out now!” I cried out.
Is it that bad? Being pulled in by me? Why can¹t you just let it happen? Why do you need to fight what¹s between us?” he said roughly.
Because I can’t!” I fired back.
Why?” he demanded.
Because I¹m scared. I¹m scared of you, of me, of us,” I shouted.
Daimon finally released me from his hold. I pulled down my skirt and headed away to the bathroom. I closed the door, wanting to sever what was happening between us.

5- Devious, Destructive, and Frustrating -Stars
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

The old saying when it rains it pours, was seriously an understatement when it came to my life and me. It didn't pour, a fucking typhoon happened the moment he walked in my restaurant and subsequently back into my life.

Addie comes from a sad and broken history that has defined the woman she is today. She once had a bright future, a full ride to Yale and the world at her feet, but tragedy struck and stripped her of her dreams. Now she does what she has to do in order to care for and provide for her family. She is overworked, struggling financially, lonely, and desperately trying to figure out a way to provide her sister with the opportunity that was takes away from her ten years ago. That's when she has a run in with a bully from her past, Daimon. He made all her years at high school hell and she was thrilled to leave him behind, but in her hour of need he provides her with a way out, the help she needs more than anything ~ the cost? Her. Reluctantly, Addie sells herself to the devil in order to give her family what they need. She doesn't make things easy for him, she fights him at every turn, and try as she might to hide all that has gone on in her life since graduation, Daimon still finds a way in against her will. He is determined to bring back the fighting spirit he knows she has buried, but at what price?

Why? Why was everything so hard? I hated Daimon. I hated him and how miserable he made my life in high school. Now here he was again, ready to do the same thing to me as an adult.

This book was exhausting. Draining. Frustrating. Maddening. So what does it say about me that I still friggin loved it as much as it pissed me the hell off?! These two are a damn train-wreck. As two adults nearing their thirties, they acted a helluva lot like they were still in high school. They spent more time avoiding any real conversations, making assumptions, and never clarifying ANYTHING, then they did using their heads at all. They knew what they thought about each other, they knew each of their opinions were wrong, but they never corrected any of it. All they did was fight. Addie was by far the worst. She knew what she was signing up for, yet complained about it constantly ~ she got pissed at him for acting like a prick towards her, yet yelled at him when he was being nice FOR being nice! The girl did my head in. I got that she came from a rough situation, but goddamn her stubbornness had me cussing at my kindle more often than not. Not that Daimon was an angel, he wasn't, but he was no where near as bad as she made him out to be and he at least tried to make things a little smoother... she just wouldn't let him. I LOVE when an author can drag these kind of reactions out of me. I was never one to seek out an easy read, I want my heart to hurt a bit, makes the end result worth it. Though I have to admit, the ending to this one just had me screaming some more. BUT ~ I was warned in advance that was gonna be the case so I can't even be mad about it. In the end, this author already resides on my One-Click Addiction List and this was just a reminder as to why that is. I will be anxiously climbing the damn walls waiting for the next installment of this trilogy, I can only imagine where it's gonna take us next.

Who was I going to be at the end of this? I was selling myself and I knew it.

Evangelene was born and raised in Montreal Canada. She currently lives with her husband who at times drives her nuts. She has been studying Classical Civilization and Linguistics at Concordia University for over ten years. The pull of the ancient world was too great for her to let go, so she continues her education to feel closer to the world she identifies with.
She reads nonstop, devouring books like its food, loving the feeling of being lost in a world that another author has created.
Evangelene started writing her stories ten years ago to express and bring to life all the wonderful characters that inhabit her imagination. She writes for herself and invites readers to join her journey.

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