Title: A Date With The Devil
Author: Kira Adams
Release Date: May 31, 2015
In one moment, my entire life was ripped away from me. I ignored the warning signs until it was too late. Until I became the victim.
He took my life away from me; my freedom, my courage. I’ve lived my life in debilitating fear since that fateful day.
He was there the day it all went down, and he’s been by my side ever since. He’s been the only thing that’s kept me going.
He’s my best friend, but he wants more. I’m terrified to lose him. I’m terrified he’ll leave.
One tried to kill me.
One brought me back to life.
I’ll never be the same person again–that girl died when the match was dropped. Too much has already been stolen from me.
It’s time to take back what’s mine.
I knew deep down inside there was a possibility he would take it to that dark place, I just never admitted it aloud. I knew if I did, it would become real and I had been living in my own lie for so long; I didn’t want to believe it.
It isn’t until I smell the gasoline that I know we are at a point of no return.
“What are you doing?” I sputter out, gasping for breath. My ribs ache, and I have a splitting headache. I am blinking rapidly in an attempt to gain my bearings. I can feel the cold, hard concrete beneath me and I realize I am lying on the ground outside. The wind stings my face, sending goose bumps throughout my entire body.
Why can’t I move?
Fear begins to accelerate through my bones at a rapid rate. I can feel my heart beating ferociously against my chest.
Why can’t I move?
I’m still blinking continuously, hoping this is all just a bad dream.
“You should have listened, Bryce. You never listen.”
I rack my brain quickly trying to remember what, if anything I did wrong this time. That’s when Tyson’s face pops into my head. Tyson was going to be my accomplice tonight. He didn’t know it, but he was going to help me escape this hell I’ve been confined in for the past couple of years.
I swallow loudly.
He warned you, my inner voice scolds me. The same voice that has held me frozen in fear in our relationship for the past two years.
I’m looking up at Robbie, and I don’t even recognize him. His eyes are cold and dark, his expression blank.
That’s when I see the match. He flicks it across the back of the holder and a flame ignites.
“No! No! Please!” I’m squirming around, but excruciating pain is shooting throughout my entire body.
“Just remember Bryce, you did this to yourself.”
And then he drops the match.
Krista Pakseresht has always been a dreamer. From the first time she opened her eyes. Creating worlds through words is one thing she is truly talented at. She specializes in Young adult/New adult romance, horror, action, fantasy, and non-fiction under the pen name Kira Adams.
She is the author of the Infinite Love series, the Foundation series, the Darkness Falls series, and the Looking Glass series.
Now that you’ve had a peek at A Date with the Devil, let us share our thoughts after reading this harrowing tale!
4.5 out of 5 stars!
One of the things I can say after reading multiple Kira Adams books is that they are always compelling stories that I devour, typically in one day! I get so engrossed that I can not put it down until I have finished. A Date with the Devil is no exception. It grabbed me from the very first page and would not let go until the very last.
I loved the way that this story was told, alternating between the present and the past. I think seeing Bryce struggle to get her life back on track, while alternately watching how it fell apart a year previously really made her journey that much more gripping. It made you really appreciate each accomplishment, each seemingly little step, that Bryce made, because after each one you got yet another painful glimpse at just how much she had to overcome to get that victory. All of the sudden these small feats were much larger and you were cheering her on along the way.
I also really dug the “guy next door” thing going on here! Tyson was the kind of neighbor I think we would all appreciate….especially us ladies! He was a genuine good guy, and I thought it was sweet how he was there for Bryce right from the start. Even when their relationship became strained, he never stopped being there for her, and that’s something special.
Even though I had a pretty good idea where things were ultimately heading, there were still a few surprises along the way, which was nice. This had some darker themes at play here, but I would say that it was more about dealing with your demons and moving forward and never giving up. And those are some pretty powerful messages!
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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