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The Devil's Claim by Gemma James

It’s been a year since Kayla Sutton walked away from Gage Channing. Now he’s back, and so is Ian Kaplan, Kayla’s one-time lover from her college days. Gage’s jealousy is his worst enemy, and when he thinks Kayla has chosen Ian, he sets in motion a drastic plan to claim what’s his. Only Kayla never expects him to infiltrate her heart so effortlessly, and she never dreamed there would come a day when he wouldn’t want her.

Gage believes she’s committed the ultimate sin, but will she use his mistake to finally escape the cage of his obsession? Or will she do whatever it takes to make him see he can entrust his heart to her…just as she’s already lost the core of her being to him?

NOTE TO READERS: THE DEVIL’S KISS: EPILOGUE 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. Please begin with The Devil’s Kiss before reading the Epilogue. Approximately 42,000 words.

Previously titled The Devil’s Salvation: Final Epilogue

The Devil's Kiss: Epilogue (Devil's Kiss, #2)

Title: The Devil's Claim
Author: Gemma James

Does time and distance make the heart grow fonder? A year has passed since The Devil's Kiss and Kayla has tried to live a new life with her daughter Eve, away from Gage and Ian. The last thing she ever expected was for either men to show up at her doorstep within a day from one another and forced to chose between them. Only Kayla's obsession (is there any other way to describe it) with the Gage makes her feel and the glimpse of the man living inside the 'monster' makes the decision a little easier, even if she's still in love with the high school sweetheart, Ian. Just like with the first installment, The Devil's Claim kept me at the edge of my seat and mostly by morbid curiosity - what would Gage do to have and keep Kayla by his side?

There are moments when you see the other side of Gage: the passionate and caring man that he hides from the world to protect himself. Just when you think he's redeemed himself, he does something so incredibly cruel that goes beyond his sadistic nature that makes me want to hate him all over again. The worst part was watching Kayla forgive him again for the physical and emotional pain he dealt her, promising to be better if only he'll agree to a few of her terms. Can I consider this abuse? To many degrees, no, and I know many will disagree, mostly because what Kayla goes through, she agrees to it. But I cannot be alright with the way Gage exercises his dominance over Kayla, and I hope that their relationship gets better and on more stable and safe ground.

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