This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Author, Michaela Haze. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.The Devil's Lullaby by Michaela Haze
Series: The Devil's Advocate #2
Also in this series:The Devil's Advocate
Also by this author: The Devil's Advocate
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: December 5, 2017
Publisher: Dirty Jeans Publishing
Source: Author, Michaela Haze
Purchase at: Amazon
Before she died Dahlia Clark had many titles. Devil's Consort. Queen of the First Circle.The Mother of the Devil's Progeny.
She never expected 'One of the Lord's Chosen' to be added to that list.The ice prison took something vital from her. (No. Not her designer heels...)Dahlia was torn from her daughter and her lover, Lucifer.War between Heaven and Hell be damned. She's going to get her life back and not even the Lord can stand in her way.
The Devil's Lullaby is the next installment in the Dahlia Clark series.18+
The Devil’s Lullaby picks up five years after the end of The Devil’s Advocate. Dahlia Clark had been killed in the hell realm at the end of book one but due to her sacrificing herself to save her daughter, she received a pass to the last place she ever considered she’d end up, heaven. Dahlia was not very excited about the new state of things that she found herself in. Now that she was healed and conscious she wanted to go back to hell to be with Lucifer and her daughter. Unfortunately, now that she was a creature of heaven, she could not enter hell whenever she liked. Only occupants of hell were allowed and as one of the lord’s chosen, she was not on hell’s VIP list.
The biggest problem that Dahlia figured she was going to experience was the surprise of her not being dead, like everyone thought she was. No one knew that she had survived, not even Lucifer who sent her to the ice prison where he had hoped she would somehow survive. When she finally made her way back to the human realities she was not met with anything that she was expecting and what she least expected was to find out that Lucifer had gone crazy and had been neglecting the hell realm. With his complete neglect being known by all, ambitious players who wanted to rule hell themselves had concocted a plan to invade each circle of hell until they were able to take over the entire realm.
Dahlia was not going to let her kingdom be invaded and destroyed. She managed to get herself to hell with the help of Uriah, the angel who was put in charge of looking out for Dahlia. He was not happy to help her at all, in fact he mostly detested her, but there was also a small part of him that desired Dahlia. Definitely a nice set up for a love triangle. After making it back to hell, Lucifer did not believe Dahlia was really and truly there, he thought that the lord was coming to torment him masked as Dahlia. Although once he realized that it was indeed Dahlia, Lucifer vowed to never let her go again. What he did not expect though was that Dahlia had changed and was not his “pet” anymore. Dahlia was finally starting to see that she was worthy of more and her loyalty was changing. Despite her love for Lucifer, she loved her daughter more and was going to do whatever it took to keep her safe.
I loved the character development of Dahlia. In the first book, The Devil’s Advocate, she was taking care of herself but really all she wanted was to go back to her master, Lucifer. In The Devil’s Lullaby, there was some of that old-mindset peeking through but more than that was Dahlia coming into her own and I saw more of the queen of the first circle that she was destined to become. The action in this story kept the plot moving, as well as the love triangle that was in place. I am not a fan of love triangles at all but I will make an exception in this case. I sooooo wanted Dahlia to see that Lucifer was a mega loser and that Uriah was the way to go. Despite there being a strong romance element, to me this story was really about Dahlia realizing how much her life had changed and trying to figure out what works best for her and her daughter.
*Thank you to Author Michaela Haze for this complimentary copy of The Devil’s Lullaby*