When Lucifer Met Calamity by D. Alyce Domain

Posted April 26, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 1 Comment

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When Lucifer Met Calamity by D. Alyce Domain

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 16 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug use, alcohol use, language, and/or violence.
When Lucifer Met Calamity by D. Alyce DomainWhen Lucifer Met Calamity by D. Alyce Domain
Series: Calamity Jones #1
on April 18th 2016
Genres: Adult fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 262
Format: eARC
Source: ARC from publisher
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three-stars

Lucifer - At eighteen months out of law school, six months on the job, and four weeks before his BAR exam, Luce has arrived. He’d been playing by other people’s rules all his life and now, poised on the brink of success, he will not let anyone stand in his way…especially not the junior-partner jerk at the office giving him and his assistant a hard time. On his way to give the creep a piece of his mind, he bumps into the infamous ‘Calamity Jones’…

Calamity – is tired of enduring her boss’s unwanted sexual innuendos. When his fingers start to roam, Calam decides she’s had enough. It’s time to fight fire with fire. So she devises an ingenious, if risky plan, to get Perkins off her back, keep her Job, and strike a blow for his numerous other victims around the office…only, things don’t go exactly as planned.

All Hell Breaks ‘Luce’ – After finding the loopy ingénue jack-knifed atop the archival files, Lucifer knows something is up. Calamity knows the jig is up. So, she comes clean. Turns out, they both have the same problem…Perkins. But, sparks fly when they decide to team up to bring down the boss. The Hitch? He’s a straight arrow…She’s a loose cannon. Can they work together to achieve a common goal? Or will they both lose in the end?

Main points

This book was good. I really liked the plot. The characters were frustrating at times, but the story was pretty good.

It made sense. It was believable. Even the character’s actions were believable (if annoying). It was unpredictable at times. It was pretty intriguing and a page-turner.

The writing was good enough. Some editing issues. It was third person omniscient so occasionally you had to think a minute about who was thinking what but it wasn’t too distracting. I kinda liked the POVs. When there’s any kind of romance, I prefer knowing what both parties are thinking.

Yeah, as for the characters…I started off liking Calamity, then I started disliking her. I think it was around the time that we found out she had a past criminal record. My respect for her dropped considerably. And she could not stop lying and scheming. She was just the type of person that I could not get along with. She sure did grow into her name. But I mean, that’s just her. Just her personality. I had absolutely no problem with Charisma (her twin sister). I liked Calamity’s BFF Reese. I was frustrated with that one big thing she did, but I got over it. As for Lucifer, I liked him until he started acting out of blind anger. To be fair, he did go about it the logical way first, so I blame Calamity more than him, but when his cousin was angry with him I couldn’t help but take his cousin’s side. I warmed up to both him and Calamity towards the end, though. I mean, these could definitely be real people, if not my type of people. I liked the other characters.

All in all, it’s a pretty enjoyable read. It got very emotional too. It had a little bit of everything.

P.S. I would never let anyone call me ‘Shorty.’ I’m shorter than Calamity and man does it bug me. But if she’s fine with it, then it’s at least appropriate.

Anyway, points for diversity. It was probably one of the first times I’ve read about a girl with skin color like mine AND who’s very short.

 reaction upon finishing

That…is good.

this book in one word

complex

About D. Alyce Domain

D. Alyce Domain. Is a long-time lover of creative fiction. She learned to read with Dr. Seuss, grew up reading Sweet Valley High, James Howe, and Lois Duncan, and graduated to category romance with Harlequin and Silhouette in her teen years. Ms. Domain started out writing fan-fiction after her favorite fictional characters met with death and cancellation on network television. Inspired by the entertaining, multi-layered storylines created by so many female writers of romantic fiction, young adult fiction and network television, she began to experiment with her own characters. Coupled with her own unique brand of genre-bending romantic fiction, Ms. Domain was able to create a whole new world within the pages of her books.

Rating
Plot
four-stars
Characters
three-stars
Writing
three-stars
Romance
three-half-stars
Ending
four-stars
Feels
four-stars
Overall: three-stars
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Thanks so much for an honest review. D. Alyce

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