Monday, January 17, 2022

✱✱Audio Book Review✱✱ A Deal with the Devil by Elizabeth O'Roark


A Deal with the Devil
A Steamy Enemies-to-Lovers Romance
By: Elizabeth O'Roark
Narrated by: Rose Dioro

He might not be the devil, but working under him for six weeks is my idea of hell.

Hayes Flynn is an arrogant jerk known best for his scotch habit and the way he spreads his British “charm” all over Hollywood, never with the same woman twice. 

He’s the last person I want to work for - except he has a face I can’t look away from, and the longer we’re together, the harder he is to hate. Because under that smug exterior is a heart he doesn’t want to show - one that was badly broken a decade earlier.

A part of me wants to fix it for him before I leave…but can I do it without breaking my own in the process?

Momma Says: 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A Deal with the Devil took me completely by surprise. Enemies to lovers is one of my favorite romance tropes, so I expected to like it. What I didn't expect was to be so thoroughly caught up in Hayes and Tali so quickly. The chemistry between these two was out of this world from the beginning, and the banter was everywhere from amusing to laugh out loud funny. I had planned to listen to part of the book while doing some housework then set it aside until the next day's chores needed to be done. Nope, that didn't work for me. I ended up listening straight through for the better part of the day and into the evening. I absolutely loved this couple and their story. Maybe it was just that I was in the mood for this book, maybe a case of exactly the right book at exactly the right time, but everything about their journey - yes, even the angst - was what I wanted from the story. The ending was perfect and at the same time, I finished the book and wanted more of Hayes and Tali, so I'll definitely be revisiting this one again. Somehow, this is my first Elizabeth O'Roark book, which is something that will be remedied very soon. It's also my first time listening to narrator, Rose Dioro, who I feel took this book to the next level. I think I would've loved this story in either format, but Dioro breathes life into these characters so well. From the barbs thrown back and forth to the attraction that's so obvious to the resistance to the aha moments when they realize how much they care about each other - this narrator captures all that feeling and it comes through loud and clear. So, if you like enemies to lovers romance and/or workplace romance, this is a must read, or listen as the case may be. 

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