Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Devil's Daughter (Lucinda's Pawnshop #1) by Hope Schenk-de Michele, Paul Marquez, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff


Brittany Anders just made partner at DC & P, as "am associate with the firm for only two years, fresh out of law school." Just as she got promoted, she started dating a senior partner, named Aaron Price, who assured her that he "didn't work that way" and that him asking her out was not related to her new status at the firm. 

Upon learning of an unexpected "bump in the road," as Aaron called it, in her first big case as partner, Brittany took a walk to contemplate her options and stumbled upon Lucinda's Pawn Shop, which drew her in to look for something to commemorate her new found success. However, this book is much more about the Lucinda than it is Brittany.

Ok, so I'm actually a little conflicted as to how I feel about the way this book ended. Yes, I do want to read the sequel, and yes, I usually hate reading the first book in a series and not being able to immediately read the next one. I hate having to wait to see what happens, especially when the book ends with a nail biting cliff hanger. 

However, I found myself a little disappointed that this book did not have the dramatic ending that would have made me super upset that I would have to wait so long to see what happens next. Sp, I'm perplexed at my feelings... on one hand, I'm not so upset at how long I have to wait for the next installment. On the other hand, I feel that this book lacked the amazing, dramatic ending that it deserved.

Even if you haven't read this one yet, tell me what you think! Are you content reading the first book in a series and waiting a year or so for the next to come out? Or do you immediately open the next book in the series after finishing the first and get upset (and perhaps cry if the first book was that good) if it is not out yet?

I received a copy of this book for free from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.