16 April 2015

#Throwback: Lust and Ice (The Bad Boys Club #1)

 They call him Ice. Kain's a spoiled rich man's son with money to burn. An endless parade of men through his bedroom has left him empty and wanting. When he and his friends meet at their usual nightclub and place bets on who'll score for the evening, Kain eyes a sexy stranger. Electricity jumps between them, and Ice decides the handsome man will be in his bed screaming out his pleasure before the night is through.

Dark and deadly desires are Asmodeus's calling cards. Those that fall to his wicked ways are doomed to an eternity of unfulfilled lust in the second level of Hell. This is no man to be played with... because this is no man. He's the Prince of Lust, one of the seven princes of Hell. And he's been granted the right to take a mate by his master, Lucifer. He's searched through the ages for the one that will satisfy his sinful needs, but none have made the cut.

Until now.

The Bad Boys' club has picked the wrong targets this time -- Hell's come to claim its own.
I so enjoy it when a book contains a bit of a moral without being preachy and in Lust and Ice, Kain learns the lesson of karma – what goes around comes around. As the blurb says, Kain is a spoiled rich kid; actually all of the members of the Bad Boys Club seem to be. Whether it is due to his obscene wealth and the privileges it affords him or if he was just born that way, Kain seem to be very egocentric and doesn’t care about his sexual partners beyond the night. Granted, by all indications he is not so narcissistic that he leaves them hanging, but his insuring that they get their “O” is more a point of pride for his ability than any concern for their sexual satisfaction.

It is Kain’s cold and calculated way that attracts the attention of Asmodeus, the Prince of Lust and ruler of one of the seven circles of Hell. I found Kain’s sexual encounter with Jim quite amusing. The sex itself was pretty hot, but it was Asmodeus’s presence and commentary that added an unexpected bit of humor to the book. I also liked the inclusion of the gym scene as it gave the reader the perspective of someone outside of Kain’s circle of friends regarding his behavior and cemented the need for Kain to learn his lesson. I suppose it was only appropriate that it be a demon to teach Kain his lesson and as the demon of lust, Asmodeus was superbly capable of hammering home Kain’s comeuppance. While I realize that Lust and Ice is the first book in the series, I suspect that the next book, Into the Darkness, is not a continuation of Kain’s story – but I do so hope that we get a little information on how Kain is faring in his new position. 
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it always surprises me how an author can pack such emotion, depth, feelings, into a story with so few pages (about 50). My feeling for Kain one of the MC’s ran from what a jerk, too really he doesn’t deserve that, to run away and redeem yourself, please! And the description of the other MC, his tattoo wow! Where can I find one?!  And then the secondary characters and what they all walked into. I can’t wait to read about their fates. 


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