~Book Review~ “Devil of Dublin” by BB Easton

My Review:

Emotional and raw, Devil of Dublin is a dark fairytale that tells of innocence lost and a true love found and all of the things both ugly and beautiful found in between.

When Darby is sent off to look for the fairies on her first visit to Ireland as a child, she never expected to come upon one in real life.  The boy who didn’t talk, with dark curly hair became her playmate for a week each summer.  She knew he wasn’t evil, even if her grandfather warned her away from him.  She just knew he was special to her and hurting in a way she couldn’t understand as a child.

Kellen lived for the one week each summer he got to see the beautiful and brave American girl who smuggled him biscuits and told fantastical stories, never making him feel bad for not talking back to her.  The rest of his life was a living nightmare.  And, when she didn’t appear for many years, he had no choice but to make his escape the only way that he could . . . becoming the person everyone in the small village always thought he was . . . everyone except for Darby.

Years later, when Darby is back for her grandfather’s funeral, fate, and perhaps the magical Lady of the Lough bring Darby and Kellen face to face once again.  But, this time, it isn’t a summertime playdate in the forest, but a dark and savage reality they will need to face together to see if they can escape the evils that have been forced upon them both.

Having just finished the Devil of Dublin, I have to say I am an emotional wreck.  This book is heavy and intense.  It deals with some seriously troubling topics (please trust the author when she says trigger warnings).  That being said, while the journey was extremely dark in spots, Darby and Kellen as fated soul mates by the  Lady of the Lough were such a beautiful couple! Both have suffered extreme trauma.  Both have suffered tragedies.  Both need what only the other can provide as they fight to bring one another the love and support they both so desperately need while they are also fighting for their lives trying to escape not only the Irish Mafia but the Russian Bratva as well.  The moments of magic in this book were extraordinary!  Honestly, who thought that a dark mafia romance with talk of fairies and witches and a Lady of the Lough would work . . . but it does!  A Complex emotional rollercoaster, Devil of Dublin left me feeling raw, yet completely fulfilled and even feeling hopeful as Darby and Kellen finally get to experience their happily ever after.  5 stars!

 

Devil of Dublin by BB Easton is now live!

From the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of 44 Chapters About 4 Men (inspiration for the Netflix Original series Sex/Life) comes a dark mafia romance steeped in Irish folklore.

I can’t remember anymore if my grandfather’s eyes were blue or green, but I’ll never forget the way they wrinkled at the corners when he laughed at one of his own jokes. Or the way they sparkled with mischief when he told me tales about the magical creatures that dwelled in the forest behind his humble Irish sheep farm–shy fairies who liked to eat tea biscuits, cruel witches who liked to eat children, a moody lake spirit with a taste for expensive gifts. 

As a child, I believed every fantastical word. But when he warned me about the mute boy who also lurked in those woods, the one the priest had declared to be the spawn of Satan himself, I refused to listen. Kellen wasn’t evil. He was kind, and beautiful, and special, and hurting. He was my friend. And with every summer I spent stolen away with him in those enchanted woods, he grew to become so much more.

But when I return to Glenshire as an adult, grieving and engaged to someone else, all those legends quickly morph into nightmares.

My grandfather had been right about everything, especially the boy.

If only I had listened.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Devil of Dublin is intended for mature audiences who enjoy extremely dark subject matter, high emotional intensity, explicit adult content, graphic violence, heart-pounding suspense, fairy-tale worthy love, and gorgeous Irish scenery. If that sounds like you, then welcome to Glenshire! If you’re unsure, please review the comprehensive content warning on my website before reading.

 

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Special edition hardbacks and paperbacks are also available with an alternate cover designed by Emily Wittig and eight full-page, B&W photos of the gorgeous Irish locations mentioned in the book!

Special Edition Paperback: https://mybook.to/DoDSEpaperback

Special Edition Hardback: https://mybook.to/DoDSEhardcover

 

Also available in audio!

Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett and Eric Nolan

(an Irish actor seen on Game of Thrones, Vikings, Vikings Valhalla, & The Witcher)

Meet BB Easton

Wall Street Journal bestselling author BB Easton lives in the suburbs of Atlanta with her long-suffering husband, Ken, and two adorable children. A few years ago, she quit her job as a school psychologist to write books about her punk rock past and deviant sexual history full-time. Ken wasn’t super excited about that, but now that he’s appeared in three of her books and inspired a TV show character, he’s incredibly supportive.

BB’s debut memoir, 44 Chapters About 4 Men, went on to inspire the Netflix original series, Sex/Life, which was viewed by 67 million households worldwide within the first month making it the 3rd most-watched Netflix original series of all time. Because she had so much fun writing 44 Chapters, BB went on to publish four more wickedly funny, shockingly steamy, and heartwarmingly autobiographical books, one for each man in her memoir—Skin, Speed, Star, and Suit.

The Rain Trilogy—a dark, immersive, end-of-the-world romance—was BB’s first work of fiction. Or at least, that’s what she thought when she wrote it in 2019. Then, 2020 hit, and all of her dystopian plot points started coming true. Hoping to fix everything, BB returned with a fun, feel-good romantic comedy called Group Therapy, but alas, the world is still on fire … and so is BB’s desire to write intense, us-against-the-world romances. Her next release, Devil of Dublin, is a dark Irish mafia romance steeped in folklore and family secrets.

You can find BB procrastinating in all of the following places:

Website: www.authorbbeaston.com

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#TeamBB Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/BBEaston

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