Review: “The Devil Gets His Due” by Elizabeth O’Roark

Series: The Devils #4

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Steam: 🔥🔥🔥

Release Date: December 1st, 2022

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Keeley: Last January, I drunk-married my nemesis—hot, oversized geek Graham Tate. With no memory of how it came about, there was only one solution: run off before he woke up and pretend it didn’t happen. It would have worked perfectly if I hadn’t wound up pregnant.

Graham is the opposite of everything I want in a man—practical, disciplined, frugal—but living with him until the baby arrives has me wondering if, perhaps, I’ve been wanting the wrong things all along. And if that drunk version of me last January might have been onto something.


Graham: I never planned to have kids, and I certainly wouldn’t have planned on one with Keeley Connolly—a woman who does not believe in savings accounts or personal safety and thinks Lucky Charms is a health food because of the non-marshmallow bits.

A woman who also didn’t think twice about marrying me in Vegas and ditching me hours later.

I can’t wait to put this behind me and return to my careful, chaos-free life in New York. But the more time I spend with Keeley, the more I’m remembering the things that led me to marry her in the first place…and wondering if I can live without them when this ends.

 

I have absolutely been enjoying everything about this series. With each book, Elizabeth O’Roark introduces us to a new and delicious book boyfriend. While Joshua Bailey will always be my number one, I have loved all the others in their own little ways. I wish we got to know Graham a little more than just through Keeley’s eyes or when he was with his family. There were a lot of pieces about him that I wanted to fit together and learn more! But, as always, this was fun!

In The Devil Gets His Due, you’ll find:

✨ idiots to lovers

✨ opposites attract

✨ one night stand

✨ surprise pregnancy (and marriage!)

✨ forced proximity

✨ grumpy x sunshine

I’m not one to pick up books with surprise pregnancy, but when it’s one written by Elizabeth O’Roark, I’ll take the risk. This one was so much fun. I enjoyed seeing the stark differences between Keeley and Graham and watching them navigate life around each other. The grump x sunshine force was strong with this one and it added to their frustration with each other on so many levels. Yes, it’s a bit of an enemies to lovers situation, but it’s very light and completely one-sided. Keeley is permanently frustrated with Graham because she sees him as this buttoned up, stoic and gruff man who could not, in a million years, be anything more than a nuisance in her life. Graham sees Keeley very differently and while he keeps that locked down pretty tight, he’s also quite transparent to those around him—except, Keeley, of course.

“A man would wind up paying for a whole lot of shit if he was with Keeley, because pleasing her has the strangest rebound effect. I feel something open inside me every time I manage to make her smile.”

Their relationship is not a case of What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas. Where sleeping together more than once ends up with them married and Keeley pregnant and figuring out how to make sense of it all. Keeley lives life one day at a time and she takes it pretty easy, sinking into her luxurious lifestyle while Graham is slightly more practical and focused. And those differences really added to the tension that builds between them. I enjoyed watching these two bicker and banter, and fall in love. While it starts with a bang, it’s still quite a slow burn as the two of them work to wrap their heads around what they’ve gotten themselves into.

It was definitely great to see all of the past couples from the series, because they added levity and moments of awww to the story. While not my favourite of the series, I definitely enjoyed this and liked that Elizabeth took a trope I don’t usually care for and made it fun!

Thanks to Valentine PR for generously providing me with an advance copy. I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

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