Title: Arrogant Devil
Author: R.S. Grey
Laura’s rating: 5 stars
Daniela’s rating: 4 stars
Everyone in Cedar Creek, Texas, knows Jack McNight is an arrogant devil. Physically, I get it: he’s tan and fit, with coal-black hair that’s clearly been scorched by hellfire. Oh, and his personality? It burns just as hot.
When I show up on the doorstep of Blue Stone Ranch, I’m run-down and rockin’ my last pair of underwear. I’m hoping for a savior, but instead, I find him.
My opinion of Jack is marred by a dismal first impression, but his opinion of me is tainted even before I arrive. He’s heard I’m a spoiled princess there to take advantage of his goodwill. To him, I’m more trouble than I’m worth.
Our button-pushing banter should get under my skin. His arrogance should be a major turn-off. Problem is, devils are known to offer their own form of temptation.
Every one of his steely glares sends a shiver down my spine.
Every steamy encounter leaves me reeling.
Sure, it could be the Texas heat messing with my head, but there’s no way I’ll survive the summer without silencing him with a kiss and wrestling him out of those Wranglers.
Who knows…going to bed with the devil might just be the salvation I’ve been looking for all along.
Ok I have been a R.S Grey fan for maybe a year, I’m new to her fandom but I would recommend her books to anyone who wants to have a good laugh and a lot of romance. I’m very happy to say this last standalone does not disappoint.
Meredith seems to have the greatest of lives, married to filthy rich Andrew, and never had to move a single finger in her life. Now, escaping from an abusive marriage she finds herself trading a can of peanuts for her engagement ring in a gas station, utterly broke and on her way to the only place she can go: Blue Stone Ranch.
Jack, he’s the ranch owner, and currently Meredith boss, he´s handsome and has the character of an 80 year old man, meaning he’s grumpy af. He’s the boss and he´ll make sure everyone knows that. But how bad can he be? He has a golden retriever named ALFRED (OMG I died of love)
So here are my notes of what I thought of the characters during the first chapters:
Now, these were my first impressions, obviously there was a lot of character growth, and coming to terms with whatever hurt them in the past. Today I’m looking at my notes and I know I was only right about Alfred.
I hands down was giggling the whole book, I will never get tired of pointing out how witty Rachel is when developing the narration of the book, the banters between Jack and Meredith gave me life, and Edith’s southern wisdom was beyond accurate.
He´s arrogant but not full of himself. She´s a princess but not made of crystal.
If you want to read a very funny and romantic story. Please consider picking this one up.
Thank you for the ARC, Rachel!
**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
I’m always happy to read anything Rachel writes and when I read the blurb of this book I knew I needed to read it.
Ok, as you can read in the blurb, we have this California girl, who’s had it all since she was born, up until one day she realizes she might have everything she might need, but nothing that really makes her happy, especially not her abusive husband. So she makes up her mind and leaves him and her life behind just to get into this arrogant devil’s house. Jack is your typical moody and arrogant guy, but deep down we know he’s as sweet as a teddy bear. We know the type and we love the type. His mind is set when he meets Meredith and catalogues her as the princess who won’t last 5 seconds on her own. But he knows absolutely nothing about Meredith, so he’s in for a bit of a surprise.
The story itself is just as good as every other book I’ve read by RS Grey. Each character has this personality that makes them either funny or lovely or just plain awesome. And we have them all here. You can’t help but fall in love with every single character from the very start. Now, the story has the typical sound of Rachel, which is not a bad thing at all. She has this unique way of telling a story in which you get to laugh, fall in love, get mad, laugh again, swoon and laugh some more. That’s the beauty of her books. Honestly, I haven’t read that many romcom books, but her are definitely my favorites because I’m always, always laughing.
Meredith is this rich girl from California who’s left everything behind, but she’s here to proof that she is not worthless. She’s feisty and ready to kick ass if necessary. I loved her personality and the way she saw the world. The only thing I felt was a bit unrealistic was how quickly she became accustomed to this new life she knew nothing about. She hadn’t done any of the chores she was given to do or at least that’s what I thought was the case.
On the other hand, we have Jack who is a moody guy who likes his things just the way they are. Even between his moods, I loved being inside his head. I thought the way he was slowly realizing how much he cared about Meredith was interesting and how he tried to fight it was just funny. At points, he was a complete asshole though.
My favorite characters of this story though… is Edith or Alfred. I still haven’t decided.
There were a couple of things that I felt were a bit unnecessary, like Christine’s whole character/appearance. The girl was there for about two seconds. I think if she hadn’t been part of the picture from the start, the story wouldn’t have changed at all.
Overall, I enjoyed the story. It was light and funny and cute. Towards the end though, it became a bit rushed and then the conversations instead of actually happen, were being narrated by one of the characters, which annoyed me a lot (I hate not being able to read the conversation as it is, it takes the emotion and relevance from it). But still, I enjoyed it a lot.