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So you don't waste your credit on this book I'm going to sum up the entire middle of it for you: Hell is awful, Bobby Dollar is an idiot, Cas is really beautiful. No, really Hell is every bit as bad as you ever imagined, Bobby Dollar has the decision making skills of a hormonally carbonated adolescent, and Cas is the hottest thing since the sun! We know that cause we're hit over the head with it over, and over, and OVER.
I kept expecting Dollar to stop at some point and say "Hey, something must be up here, because I'm this angel who was a pretty big bad ass, so this thinking with my genitalia about a woman, whose only redeeming quality is her looks has to stop." At which point the plot would advance.
The only reason this thing makes 2 stars is the beginning and end were decent. Not enough to make up for the middle, though. Not even close. Also the narrator was good, so should be acknowledged.
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This book has an interesting and scary take on Hell. We got to see some of the love and purity of heaven last book, now you get the other side. Dollar learns a lot about true desperation.
There's a few things that really bothered me about the book. The biggest one is the "interludes" to his one night with Caz. The problem is, in the other book it was quite detailed, they did this, fell asleep, woke and did this... But in this book there's ALL these conversations and sexual experiences that don't feel genuine to the original story of the night. It feels like they are just in here to justify him being in Hell and being infatuated like a 14 yr old boy. I also don't see the connection between them. I see obsession and infatuation from him, and a careless attitude at the best of times from her. She's either being bitchy or WAY to vulnerable for a hundreds of years old demon. At one point she's telling him to shut up so she can tell a story, but then doesn't want to finish it once she gets his attention and is at the last part. I was getting so annoyed with her character.
He seems to truly be in love with her beauty, but nothing about her. Their whole thing just doesn't add up for me. It detracts from an interesting story.
Another thing is the amount of time spent in hell vs what was actually accomplished. I did a lot of fading in and out of interest, and when I realized I faded, I didn't need to go back, I knew it was just stuff. Not actual needed info to progress the story.
I will probably give another book in the series a chance. I think Williams is a creative writer, but his relationship and romance writing needs some work.
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