Publisher: Crescent Moon
Source: Blog Tour
Release Date: February 15th 2013
Series: The Devil's Triangle #1
While Cooper figures out his mission, he’s thrown into the life he’s always wanted. Great parents, a spot on the Varsity football team and a real future are all within reach. But what he really wants is Grace, a feisty girl with an abusive boyfriend who can pound Cooper into pulp if he doesn’t watch out.When 17 year old Cooper dies in an attempt to burn down his school, he finds himself in the afterlife. Lucy, the Devil’s sister who has crossed party lines, decides to give Cooper another shot at heaven. The deal? Cooper returns to Earth and has to find a girl named Grace. The rest is up to him.
While Lucy plays demonic-puppeteer, clues to an unknown past between Cooper and Grace start to unravel. Cooper discovers that what’s keeping him and Grace apart is far more sinister than anything this bad boy could have ever imagined.
The story starts out with Cooper negotiating another chance at life. Only, he doesn’t think it will change anything. Lucy, who just happens to be the Devil’s sister, thinks otherwise-and she earns Cooper a second chance in Heaven if he can find a girl named Grace.
Cooper’s new life is exactly what he has always wanted-dream parents, a member of the varsity football team, and this mysterious girl named Grace, who is part of his mission to redeem himself. What exactly this mission entails, he has to figure out.
Some readers will enjoy the easy, casual way the story is written-as if the plot is being told to a close friend. I, personally, did not like this method. There were sexual innuendos and thoughts on every page, and while this is a part of high school-it was certainly a turn off for me. If not for this, I would almost suggest this be for middle grade readers.
The plot is unlike anything I have ever read, so the originality is a plus. I like the whole “earning a second chance” mindset, and feel like it is a good motivation to do better. Some parts of the plot were a bit confusing, and there were little details I thought could have been thrown in so that we could make more sense of the situation.
I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and when I was a kid I loved to wander the streets with my best friend John. We’d disappear for the whole day, returning conveniently when it was time for dinner. During the summer, I’d dance in the spray of the johnny pump (the fire hydrant). Some summers I’d spend in Ischia, the Italian island where my dad was from.
I have always loved to travel and wander. My most valued possession is my passport. I love to write stories that take me and my readers places and of course I love traveling places to do the research for my books (can you say write offs!). I write YA both contemporary and paranormal romance but I like to read everything and discover new and unusual books.