In Review: Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey

Posted May 11, 2018 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Arrogant Devil by R.S. GreyArrogant Devil by R.S. Grey
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: May 10, 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, How I got it: From the author
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Everyone in Cedar Creek, Texas, knows Jack McNight is an arrogant devil. Physically, I get it: he’s tan and fit, with coal-black hair that’s clearly been scorched by hellfire. Oh, and his personality? It burns just as hot.

When I show up on the doorstep of Blue Stone Ranch, I’m run-down and rockin’ my last pair of underwear. I’m hoping for a savior, but instead, I find him.

My opinion of Jack is marred by a dismal first impression, but his opinion of me is tainted even before I arrive. He’s heard I’m a spoiled princess there to take advantage of his goodwill. To him, I’m more trouble than I’m worth.

Our button-pushing banter should get under my skin. His arrogance should be a major turn-off. Problem is, devils are known to offer their own form of temptation.

Every one of his steely glares sends a shiver down my spine.

Every steamy encounter leaves me reeling.

Sure, it could be the Texas heat messing with my head, but there’s no way I’ll survive the summer without silencing him with a kiss and wrestling him out of those Wranglers.

Who knows…going to bed with the devil might just be the salvation I’ve been looking for all along.Everyone in Cedar Creek, Texas, knows Jack McNight is an arrogant devil. Physically, I get it: he’s tan and fit, with coal-black hair that’s clearly been scorched by hellfire. Oh, and his personality? It burns just as hot.

When I show up on the doorstep of Blue Stone Ranch, I’m run-down and rockin’ my last pair of underwear. I’m hoping for a savior, but instead, I find him.

My opinion of Jack is marred by a dismal first impression, but his opinion of me is tainted even before I arrive. He’s heard I’m a spoiled princess there to take advantage of his goodwill. To him, I’m more trouble than I’m worth.

Our button-pushing banter should get under my skin. His arrogance should be a major turn-off. Problem is, devils are known to offer their own form of temptation.

Every one of his steely glares sends a shiver down my spine.

Every steamy encounter leaves me reeling.

Sure, it could be the Texas heat messing with my head, but there’s no way I’ll survive the summer without silencing him with a kiss and wrestling him out of those Wranglers.

Who knows…going to bed with the devil might just be the salvation I’ve been looking for all along.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

in review my thoughts

There are some authors you can always count on to deliver a great story with characters you can’t help but fall in love with. R.S. Grey is one of those for me. Arrogant Devil is everything I wanted (and more) in a book. It’s a true rom com and I loved every single minute of it. I think I say this every time she releases a new book, but Arrogant Devil just might be my favorite to date. Meredith is the kind of heroine you just can’t help but fall for and root for. Jack was perfectly grumpy and I loved seeing her get through to him without even trying. It was charming and sweet and sexy and I finished with a huge grin on my face and a tear in my eye.

Arrogant Devil darn near became a one-sitting read for me. I didn’t want to stop reading once I started. I fell a little bit more in love with Meredith with every single chapter. She was a fantastic heroine. The more I learned about the way her husband treated her, the more I wanted to go punch him in the throat. And, you know, befriend and hug her. Her drive and determination was wonderful and it made her that much easier to root for. I loved how she buckled down and made the best of her current situation, just being happy to build a life of her own, no matter how different it was from what she was accustomed to. And what better place to find this second chance than at a farm in a small town? A farm with a grumpy owner and a meddling grandmother. Jack was slow to warm up, but he had his reasons. And honestly it didn’t take me that long to realize there was a lot more underneath his prickly exterior.

Meredith’s journey in this book just made my heart happy. Her character progression was amazing. She proved she wasn’t the princess everyone thought she was and she truly found herself. She also found where she belonged. *swoony sigh* (And let’s be honest, Jack’s journey was pretty special, too.) As you might’ve guessed, the other part I LOVED about this book was the romance. Jack and Meredith provided that delicious slow burn I’ve come to enjoy so much. From the initial animosity to the understanding to the friendship and finally the budding romance, their story was absolutely perfect. I couldn’t get enough of these two and their banter and the chemistry I could feel in every scene. Oh, and bonus? The meddling grandma, Edith. I won’t say she’s my favorite character in the book because I love all the principals, but she was the epitome of a sassy southern woman and I absolutely loved her.

I could go on forever about the million little things I loved about Arrogant Devil, but I’ll spare you. But, if you’re looking for your next favorite rom com, you have to pick this one up. It’s one of my favorites of the year so far. I only finished it two days ago and I still want to reread it right this second. So much love for this book!

FAVORITE QUOTES

I came to Texas hoping to find some comfort from my sister and instead I found him—the rudest, most inconsiderate man west of the Mississippi.

I was basically Harry Potter in a parallel universe where he never gets a Hogwarts letter, instead living in the spidery cupboard under the stairs all the way through his late twenties, cursing the mean Muggles he lives with.

Later, when someone asks me about the happiest moments of my life, I will think back to this, right now. I’ll lie and say something PG-related, but I’ll know the truth.

I AM GOING TO HAVE SEX WITH THIS COWBOY IN THE BED OF A PICKUP TRUCK LIKE IT’S MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT.

Even though I’ve been described as a devil by more than a few people, the name does have one redeeming quality: when you make a deal with me, you know I’ll keep my word, forever.

About R.S. Grey

I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things... everyday.
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.

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