Sunday, September 23, 2012

Book Review: The Devil’s Pawn by Elizabeth Finn

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Written by Elizabeth Finn
Published by Liquid Silver Books
129 Pages

The Devil’s Pawn- Book Synopsis 

When Ashton is left orphaned after her parents are murdered, her life becomes a hell she could never have imagined. Left to fend for herself, and responsible for a debt she doesn’t owe, she is swept into a life as a gentleman’s escort at a private men’s gaming hall.
Her new manager makes it abundantly clear he doesn’t appreciate her inexperience, innocence, and shyness. On the contrary, he despises everything about her.

Derek can be “difficult,” she’s been told. And however dark and handsome he may be, he terrifies her in a way that chills her to the bone, but leaves her begging to understand him. As they are pulled along together, more secrets and threats than either one could ever conceive are revealed, and a common enemy emerges. This enemy will stop at nothing to bring Derek to his knees while using Ashton as the greatest pawn in his torturous game.

Will Derek be able to let down his shield of cold, harsh emotion before it’s too late? Will he be able to sacrifice himself to save Ashton, or will they both be destroyed by the secrets of their pasts?

Book Review of The Devil’s Pawn

Sex sells and Ashton realizes if she wants to repay her father’s old gambling debt, she’ll do it the old fashioned way—lying on her back. There are a few problems with her plan. Not only is she a virgin, but for all intended purposes—the art of seduction being first and foremost—she doesn’t look like a voluptuous whore nor does she want to act like one.

Ashton faces a clear obstacle once she becomes employed by the gentleman’s club. Her floor manager doesn’t like her. Soon, they’re spending a lot of time together and her boss quickly trains Ashton for a working girl's position. In a matter of weeks, he'll turn her out to the club's eager customer base and therein lies the problem.

To borrow words from one of the author's characters, The Devil’s Pawn was “pretty damn impressive” to say the least. Not only does the author tantalize her reader with an overdose of hot sex scenes, but she takes a sensitive topic and writes a beautiful love story.

From my understanding, The Devil’s Pawn is Elizabeth Finn’s first erotic publication. If I’m wrong, I’ll make the correction immediately. And ladies and gentlemen, I’m here to tell you, if The Devil’s Pawn is Elizabeth Finn’s first novel, it sure won’t be her last. She nailed a first-person story taking a subject matter that is a very hard sale in romance and not only did she write an intense erotic romance novel, but she penned a convincing story and sold this reader on her edgy writing voice.

The Devil’s Pawn by Elizabeth Finn is crammed full of sex scenes and explores 'the taboo'  some readers read with an arched brow. The end result? She brought ‘the sexy and romantic’ back while creating an over-the-top-hot M/F erotic romance. Best of all, she did it with class and style. I'd stand in line to buy The Devil’s Pawn in print.

 ~Reviewed by Destiny Blaine~
International bestselling author Destiny Blaine writes in all genres under several pseudonyms. Her pen names have earned bestselling status at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bookstrand, and All Romance Ebooks. You can find her on the web at or follow her on Twitter at

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the lovely review of The Devil's Pawn. I love this story, and I'm thrilled that you did too! You are correct that this is my first erotic romance, but I have two more contracted that will be releasing soon! So, stay tuned...