Release Blitz (Book Review, Excerpt & Giveaway): Devil You Know by L.A. Fiore



Title: Devil You Know (Lost Boys #1)
Author: LA Fiore
Reviewer: Tammy @tammyvoiced
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Rating: 5 An Angst Worthy Second Chance Love Stars

Release Date: March 10, 2017


Damian Tate. One look into his sad green eyes and I was hooked. I wanted to be the one to make him laugh, to make him smile. I hadn’t expected him to be the one to make me blush, to make me hot…to make me fall in love. He was my first kiss, my first love, my first everything. I wanted forever with him, but life got in the way.

He enlisted, I went to college, and for years we were never in the same place long enough to pick up where we left off.Thirteen years after he left, tragedy brings him home. The stoic boy I fell in love with grew into a quiet, dangerous and wildly sexy man. He still tugs on all the right strings for me, but he seems determined to keep me at arm’s-length.

However, when trouble comes knocking at my door, he is the one to put himself between that trouble and me.

Spending time with him might drive me insane, or it might be our second chance at first love.



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I am a sucker for a well written second chance love story and we are given that in Devil You Know.

The timing was never right.
The love never changed.

One is dark.
One is light.

One is silent
One is vocal.

Both smart.
Both witty.

Both get thrown into the fight of their lives.
Neither will back down.

It was an angst filled read. You shout at them to “just get it together and work it out! Enough already!” Then you realize, “ok, this is needed.” I definitely needed to take some deep breaths. But when Thea and Damian are “together” it is explosive!

Then we have the element of suspense and who is ultimately behind what is happening and you be surprised of who it is. I was certainly miffed and might have flicked them off, (totally did).

Throughout the book we get to see what makes each character who they are, how they are essential to each scene and the part they play to the plot and subplots. They are developed and lifelike and will show you what family and loved ones are all about.

The “good” characters:
You will cheer them on.
Laugh with them.
High five them.
You cry with them.
You will smile with them.

The “bad: characters:
Be disgusted with them.
Totally hate a them.
Want to throttle them.
Want to scream at them

My main thought on this book is this: Teenage love takes a journey through time that is faced with a different path of choices and unexpected danger, to root itself in their souls to bind them eternally.

– Tammy

*An ARC was received for an honest review.


Before I could scan the crowd for Damian, a hand wrapped around mine…one with cuts and blood on the knuckles. It was Damian and he looked pissed.

“What the fuck are you doing here?”

My heart hurt seeing his face—a cut near his left eye, blood smeared down his cheek and a blooming bruise on his jaw. “I heard you and Cam talking. I was curious.”

He had been walking me toward the exit but those words stopped him. His feet sort of rooted themselves to the concrete floor as his head turned in my direction. “So you walked here alone?”

“It wasn’t far.”

That wasn’t the right answer apparently because he hissed between his teeth. It wasn’t an actual word, just a release of frustration.

He started toward the exit again. “What are you fighting when you are out there?”

We had just reached the stairs when he pulled me behind them and pressed me up against the wall. “Come again?”

“When you fight, what are you fighting?”

“Not who am I fighting?”

“No, your opponent isn’t what you’re fighting.”

He leaned in and lowered his head to look me right in the eyes. “How do you know that?”

I gently wiped the blood from his face. “I know you.”

He had the strangest reaction to that. He closed his eyes, like he was in pain, and lowered his forehead to my shoulder. “This can’t happen.”

Those words caused a chill to move right down my spine. He was wrong. It totally could and should happen. “Why not?”

He lifted his head and for the first time I saw so much more in those eyes. “Cam is a good friend and your parents are like my own.”

“And?”His lips brushed along my jaw and I had to lock my knees to keep from sliding down the wall. “And if I did to you all the things I wanted, I couldn’t sit at their table without them knowing that I claimed every part of you.”

Author Bio
L.A. Fiore is the author of several books including: Beautifully Damaged, Beautifully Forgotten, Beautifully Decadent, His Light in the Dark and A Glimpse of the Dream. She’s also the social secretary for her two children, a tamer of ill-mannered cats, the companion to one awesome dog and married to her best friend. She likes her wine red, her shrimp chilled and her social gatherings small and intimate.
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