Title: Arrogant Devil
Author: R.S. Grey
Rating: 5 stars
Where I got it: Kindle Unlimited
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.
The last two books that I’ve read by R.S. Grey have been disappointments to me. The premise of this book sounded interesting, so I decided to give it a chance. I am so glad I did because this book was great!
Meredith has decided she is done with her marriage, and leaves her husband in the middle of the night. She doesn’t have many friends or family to turn to, so she reaches out to her half-sister, Helen, who she barely knows and ask her for help. It turns out the Helen has left the country for 3 months while her house is being renovated, so Helen asks her boss, Jack McKnight, to give Meredith a job to help her out. Jack has no interest in hiring Meredith, but feels he owes Helen. Helen paints Meredith in a crappy light to Jack, so he’s less than thrilled when he meets Meredith for the first time.
Meredith is married to a movie producer and comes from California, where everyone thinks she has this amazing life. Jack deems her a spoiled brat and tries his damndest to get Meredith to quit. Meredith wants a new life, away from her “perfect” life. She continually has to prove herself, especially to Jack.
Meredith was a kick ass heroine. I felt for her immediately. She was in a marriage where she was verbally and emotionally abused, but on the outside, her life seemed perfect. It’s a great lesson to never judge a book by its cover. Jack was such a dick to Meredith in the beginning. He had judged her before he got to know her, even though as his housekeeper and cook, she did an amazing job.
Jack’s grandmother, Edith, was the real star of this story. This woman loved Meredith from the get go, and did everything in her power to push her to Jack. Meredith was still married when she showed up in Cedar Creek but her feelings for Jack blossomed quickly, despite the way he treated her.
The towns folk immediately accepted Meredith, and were nothing but kind to her. She made cookies for them, starting teaching yoga for free and was generally kind to others. She was so not the person that her half-sister portrayed her to Jack. She was so much more.
While Jack was a total ass in the beginning, he did become a very nice guy, and by the end, I really liked him. The book ends at 85% (the author tells you up front) and the epilogue was really good.
I loved this book so much. I would recommend it highly.