Backed into a corner by a man with no shame, Kayla must find the strength to travel down the path of pain and pleasure. But when her past catches up to her, prompting a free fall into forbidden territory with a man she once loved, Kayla realizes nothing is black and white when everyone around her has secrets.
NOTE TO READERS: THE DEVIL’S KISS is a dark romance with a BDSM edge that does NOT conform to safe, sane, and consensual practices. Includes explicit content and subject matter that may offend some readers. Intended for mature audiences. Approximately 52,000 words.
Previously titled The Devil’s Kiss Trilogy
Title: The Devil's Kiss
Author: Gemma James
Have you ever just sat motionless, unsure what to do about a book, even more so about how to rate or review it? That's my current dilemma with Gemma James' The Devil's Kiss series. The story is incredibly written; for it to captivate me and finish every single book in a day each is quite the feat. To say that there is drama is an understatement. The Devil's Kiss was all drama between Kayla and Gage. The minute that Kayla stole from Gage, she knew it was a matter of time before he caught what she had done. The last thing she ever expected was for him to offer her the only way out of jail and to save her daughter: to willingly sign a contract that makes her his complete s€x toy.
So here is where the problem with writing this review came - from the very beginning Gemma James tells reader that this series is far from the sane, safe and consensual BDSM practices that need to be respected in these relationships. And how right she was; any Dom not respecting a submissive's right to use her safe word or neglects her hard limits are what I call 'fake Doms' and far from deserving the submission of these subs. But Gage gets it reluctantly from Kayla, and I wonder, even while she feels as strongly as she does, would she still feel the same way if another man would have done everything right and catered to her darkest desires? I despised Gage's tactics - they are deplorable, yet I can't hate the man after everything he's gone through in life. Karma truly is a monster when you do the things you do, and seeing it happen did give me some satisfaction. My curiosity on this couple's development is so great that I have to keep reading to find out what will happen - I just hope that there is some humanity in this man that will redeem him in the end.