The Devil's Flower (Eternal Beings #1) - Lisa Collicutt

Killing isn’t exactly on Rosalie Lockwood’s list of things to do when she runs away from home. But despite her search for peace; guns and motorcycles become her latest fashion accessories as Divine interference leads her to Steele, co-leader of the Fallen Paladins motorcycle club.

Leathered and tattooed, Steele’s presence scares off most people he comes in contact with — but not Rosalie. She’s immediately drawn into the dangers of his biker world—and into his heart.

But Steele guards a secret that if Rosalie knew, could shatter their new love — along with destroy the human race. And the truth comes at a price.

Will Rosalie risks her soul to prove her loyalty to Steele?

The Dark and Light Realms collide as Rosalie chooses between life, death, and the ever-after to become that which she is fated to destroy.


2.5-3ish stars. 


This review is a bit of a tough one for me.  The book had a little bit of everything in it that I would really dig, such as bikers, angels, demons, drama, and a little side of forbidden romance. However, The Devil's Flower's storyline as a whole just didn't quite come together enough to make it a really good book.  


We start out with Rosalie being rescued from a bear by Steele, the VP of a local MC in Nowhere, CO. (Side note, I'd love to live in a city called Nowhere.  Does CO really have all of these awesome named cities?)  From there, it pretty much progresses at lightning speed.  Everything happened so fast that I found myself constantly backtracking to see if I missed something that would explain more of what was happening now. I think when you have a subject that can be as polarizing as the battle between angels and demons, and as a whole good versus evil, it needs to be really fleshed out to be truly enjoyable.  When you manage to shove meeting, falling in love, betrayal, then saving the world in a little over 200 pages, something is going to get lost in translation.  


So, with all of that said, The Devil's Flower wasn't a bad book by any means. It kept me reading it, even if I was frustrated by the pacing. It just needs more depth to the storyline to fully reach it's potential. There is a reason that most of the most popular books about angels are, at the bare minimum, a trilogy.  



A review copy was provided by Curiosity Quills Press through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review