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Killing isn’t exactly on Rosalie Lockwood’s list of things to do when she runs away from home. But despite her search for peace; guns and motorcycles become her latest fashion accessories as Divine interference leads her to Steele, co-leader of the Fallen Paladins motorcycle club.Leathered and tattooed, Steele’s presence scares off most people he comes in contact with — buKilling isn’t exactly on Rosalie Lockwood’s list of things to do when she runs away from home. But despite her search for peace; guns and motorcycles become her latest fashion accessories as Divine interference leads her to Steele, co-leader of the Fallen Paladins motorcycle club.Leathered and tattooed, Steele’s presence scares off most people he comes in contact with — but not Rosalie. She’s immediately drawn into the dangers of his biker world—and into his heart.But Steele guards a secret that if Rosalie knew, could shatter their new love — along with destroy the human race. And the truth comes at a price. Will Rosalie risk her soul to prove her loyalty to Steele?The Dark and Light Realms collide as Rosalie chooses between life, death, and the ever-after to become that which she is fated to destroy....

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The Devil's Flower Reviews

  • Melanie
    2019-01-20 16:32

    3.5*sThe review The Devil’s Flower was a good read, we find Rosalie Lockwood stranded one evening as her attempt to run away from home is not only thwarted by a broken down car but also a rampaging bear that sends her off running into the forest. When she eventually finds road again, she also finds Steele & his motorcycle and - Steele -going against his nature decides to play knight in shining armour only to discover he is stuck with Rosalie when her car is stolen and with no other choice, takes her to his motorcycle club house…home of ‘The Fallen Paladins’ of which is the VP. With Rosalie being so innocent & untainted, she quickly catches the attention of every biker in the bar and Steele has a feeling he has put her in more danger than ever but in the short time he has known her, she has brought a strong protectiveness out in him. There is something about her that has him reluctant to let her go and Steele is hiding a big secret but when some start to realise that Rosalie might indeed have a purpose there, the danger is amplified again and it doesn’t matter what they feel for each other, will it be enough to save their lives & their souls?I enjoyed this book and I liked the idea behind it, this is one of those reviews where I can’t really give a lot away because it is a big part of the plot…. But I will try my best. I liked Rosalie’s character, she was sweet & yes, innocent but a little broken. In the beginning she did come across as being a spoiled princess but as we get to know her, she is shown in a different light which made her more endearing. I really liked Steele and he was the yin to her yang, where she was light he was dark in practically everything but they complimented each other. I liked how the connection between them brought out his protective side and you will understand how important this is when you read it because it goes against his nature and I also liked how Rosalie felt the need to protect him too even though he clearly was in no need of it. I didn’t connect to the relationship emotionally but I could appreciate it a lot and it was satisfying to see them spend time together. I also liked the secondary characters, I would like more from them too particularly Lithium & Lexie.The storyline was good, it took a while to get going for me and even at 20% I had to check to see if I had picked up a contemporary read by mistake because it was reading like a good girl turns to bad boy biker for love and whilst that did happen, the paranormal element was what I was in this for and once that hit I was interested a lot more. Obviously from the synopsis you get that there is a light & dark element, good versus evil and all good books vie one against the other in love and war so think along those lines. I liked what the threat meant to Rosalie and with most of the book being set in a motorcycle club compound/town we are in for some no rules shenanigans. When the ball did get rolling with the big threat, I wasn’t surprised about who it was but I was about how it went down and it really fit with the tone of the book making it very believable & once the action got going, it was really good and built the book up to a great climax, letting the paranormal element emerge in a big way. I thought the pacing was a little off for me, bringing a couple of lulls where it felt like it lost its way but as a whole, it was a good, entertaining read & I would probably read a sequel.

  • Sharon L
    2019-01-17 12:41

    Do you like bikers? Do you like New Adult books? Do you like angels and demons? What about the well-known fight between good and evil? If your answer is yes, this book might be the book for you. The Devil's Flower[what a befitting name] is a new adult novel about motorcycle club with a paranormal twist. The thing is I am not a fan of most NA novels, and while I like paranormal I do not fancy MC (motorcycle club) booksThis book and I started on the wrong side of bed- "she had to pee so badly she could taste it"I mean, really? That's what you came up with? Yuck. For the first 50 pages of the book I thought this would be a rant review. This book is not so bad, it's just not for meIf that's not enough the girl is rescued by the guy, on the highway, from a bear. That's rightA bear . This book has the whole "we are tough motorcycle club+gang fights+ drugs+ a woman is someone's property" feel to it. Which from the previous MC novels I read I think is the usual setting (but I read only 2 MC novels before). And just like in most common NA novels, both Rose and Steele come from an abusive family, both had been dealt such an awful hand in life it's a surprise how Rose still looks so innocent and manage to be so kind. It's not a surprise how Steele became the brooding, violent man that he did. We have instant attraction, and of course Steele wants to listen to this attraction but Rose is so innocent and he wants to protect her that he just can't touch her. As for the paranormal twist- think good Vs. evil. think star-crossed lovers...And after approximately 100 pages we finally learn of the paranormal twist. It is not an awful book, not by a long shot. Steele is quite sweet when it comes to Rose, and I always appreciate it when a super tough guy becomes a poodle because of a girl. The thing is the while there was enough action in the book I still felt the pacing was too slow for my taste. And while I liked Rose her angelic nature made me feel she was mostly a Mary Sue. And the most importantly, though the bland is somewhat unique, if tea's blend is made of things you mostly hate odds are you are not going to like that tea. This book is not my cup of tea even on a bad day, and I was tempted to give it 2 stars. I was really tempted. The only reason I didn’t was the despite the well-known well-wrought (and much hated, IMO) tropes of each of the book's element it is not a bad book. Those who like paranormal, NA and MC might really like this book. But those who don't I suggest to find something else to read. P.S. in case you were wondering, yeah, I wanted to read this book because of the cover…. A review copy was kindly provided by Curiosity Quills Press through NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewfor this review and more visit my blog The Accidental Reader*if this review doesn't make sense, it's because I really don't have much to say here. Nothing important actually.

  • TJlovestoread Blog
    2019-01-16 16:15

    Book received from Netgally in exchange for an honest review. This was a surprise. I wasn't sure if I was going to love or hate it. In the end, I truly liked it. I won't say I loved it due to minor issues... But those are solely mine. Rosalie, a sweet 18 year old girl, running away from her life; she wants to start new, be someone new. She has no idea how. Call it fate, divine intervention, chance, but nature calls and suddenly she´s being chased by a bear in the middle of the woods, the middle of nowhere. Literally Nowhere, Colorado. She's rescued by a somewhat scary biker dude and the story begins... Paranormal twists, fate, dreams, greed, everything start to rise. I loved how Rosalie was strong; sometimes she did make bad decisions, but I kind of forgave her because she was a little naive and, also young and she couldn't trust anyone fully. Steele.. Messes up several times but came unscathed in the end, so I gave him my approval!What were the issues? My eternal complaint with the too-much-too-soon, insta-love thingy. I get it in PNR but sometimes we can have things develop more naturally and let some time pass in order to fully develop characters and, to fully justify and develop love so deep... I understand the whole concept of fate, divine, etc. Yadda, yadda, but in the end they fell for each other on their own, way TOO fast. I needed more development, I needed to know more, I needed to see more of Steele's good side, the caring side, the lovable side and also the badass side. The writing was excellent, I couldn't find a flaw! The story was original, the way things were handled and how everything was explained also very good. I thought the biker theme and the paranormal were so cool.... But, I am intrigued as hell to know what's coming next... Everything is supposed to be fixed right?????I recommend this book if you are a fan of the paranormal genre... YA since the book is fairly PG-13-ish :)

  • Lucinda
    2019-01-18 10:34

    Exciting New Adult paranormal romance with an edgy urban twist!The Devils flower is the first instalment within ‘the eternal beings’ series; an eclectic fusion of fantasy and steamy romance. Gritty and raw in places with adult themes *suitable for the older reader*, this darkly twisted tale is my ‘guilty pleasure’! I simply love how the author cleverly merges together a variety of genre for a supremely unique, original storyline that transcends the boundaries of paranormal fiction. Lisa Collicutt’s take on an exquisite supernatural ambience and spellbinding magic is wonderfully inspired and new, plus totally different. Fans of Patricia Briggs or Philippa Ballantine will love this novel that’s full of suspense and intriguing premise.Rosalie Lockwood is a gutsy, plucky heroine with an aura and presence about her that grabs your attention. Her newfound passion for motorcycles and guns leads her into the path of darkly magnetic co-leader of the Fallen Paladins motorcycle club, ‘Steele’. He draws her into a dangerous world that’s so wrong but so tempting; she would risk her soul to be with him. The Dark and Light Realms collide as Rosalie chooses between life, death, and the ever after to become that which she is fated to destroy… I was completely engrossed in this sultry and seductive story, with its eccentricity and bold characters that were so interesting to read about. Unlike other books within this genre that I have read, this series is set to become a shining new work of imaginative vision and scope – unlike anything else out there! The assured narrative and audacious characters that I simply loved struck a chord, and so I cannot wait for book 2 to read. I would like to thank“Curiosity Quills Press”{the publishers} for providing me with an e-copy to read and review.

  • Mia Searles (The Muses Circle)
    2018-12-27 11:21

    This review and more can be viewed on my blog: The Muses CircleWe've read about angels. We've read about demons. We've read about angels vs. demons. But how about angels vs. demons and Motorcycle Clubs? The Devil's Flower by Lisa Collicutt is what I like to think of as a wildcard. The cover art is eye catching and sexy. The synopsis gives you the illusion that you are treading into familiar territory but you can't deny there is a sense of mysteriousness. You decide to give it a whirl out of sheer curiosity, albeit very skeptical and find yourself in a bit of shock by the time you come to the last page. These type of novels, these "wildcards", tend to be my favorite kind. On a side note and I'm not sure why, but The Devil's Flower reminds me of the cult classic movie The Lost Boys. Even though this book has nothing to do with vampires, I think it shares the concept of innocence and perception. Both have a young, naïve person in a unfamiliar town that is drawn to a group of strangers. Instincts scream for them to stay away, but there is one in the group that they can't seem to stay away from and will eventually risk their very own life for. Definitely an interesting connection between the two.Here is what I liked. The Devil's Flower is a refreshingly original novel. I know that may be hard to believe, considering there are very familiar elements on the surface. But what makes this story unique is how the author blends all of these pieces together. In the beginning, the story reads like a contemporary romance. Then somewhere around the 100 page mark, the paranormal element is introduced. This is an absolutely brilliant technique and here's why. Before even adding in the paranormal component, readers that are fans of contemporary romance, New Adult, MC (motorcycle club), even Young Adult, will find The Devil's Flower appealing. Not a fan of paranormal romance or new to the genre? This is the perfect novel to start and try because the transition from contemporary to paranormal is smooth and natural as strange as that may sound. The only complaints I've read are from hardcore paranormal readers that felt there wasn't enough of that particular element in the story. But I am confident this novel will appeal to paranormal enthusiasts who grow weary of reading the same type of story over and over again and are looking for something fresh and different.The story itself was well written; great description, distinct character voices (and names), and had no issues with the pacing-- all topics that sometimes writers struggle with when writing the first novel in a series. I liked the third person narration and the switch in perspectives. The formatting and paragraph breaks signaled that a change in POV was coming, therefore eliminating any kind of confusion which sometimes happens. Speaking of the format, the layout, font, and overall style of the book (including the chapter titles) created a very aesthetically pleasing reading experience.I really enjoyed the romance between Rosalie and Steele. There definitely was an instant attraction, but a good portion of the novel was about Steele trying extremely hard to fight it. Part of it was to protect Rosalie from himself and the unsavory kind he surrounds himself with. He also feels that he is undeserving of her love and acceptance. The other part of his struggle to hide his growing feelings for her is to show no signs of weakness since he is the leader of the Fallen Paladins MC. There is also another reason he tries to hide his feelings, but I want to leave some mystery! There is some good sexual tension building between Steele and Rosalie, although the sex scenes themselves are more alluded to then explicitly shown which surprisingly works in this novel.I found the angel/demon mythology in The Devil's Flower interesting and original. For example, in order for a half demon to become immortal, it would need 3 things: a) tear of an angel, b) blood of an angel, and c) death of an angel. Also, angels have souls but demons and half demons do not. If a half demon should mate with an angel, the angel would lose its soul to the demon. The use of the drug heroin plays a very creepy, yet important part in the story as well. These mythological elements add up to create some very tense, suspenseful moments in the novel.Overall, Lisa Collicutt has spawned some very interesting characters, but I will admit, there were 2 that I struggled (won't reveal their names to avoid spoilers) with until I had a light bulb moment. These characters took Rosalie under their wing, taught her some survival tactics and how to fit within the MC. But then, out of nowhere, Steele starts thinking to himself that he has to protect Rose from them. At first I just didn't get the sudden wariness from Steele towards these particular characters when they did nothing to warrant his suspicious behavior. But then it dawned on me. The devil comes in many disguises and is a master of manipulation, seduction, and lies. It's this attention to detail that elicited my admiration for the author to grow even more.I only had a few issues with The Devil's Flower, most of which were a bunch of small things that added up to annoyances rather than huge problems, so I will be going through them rather quickly.First, I found Rose's statement here a bit startling: "...the fact that she was actually in a relationship with this person, a near stranger, hit her." She is obviously talking about her and Steele, but what bothered me is the fact that they have never talked about being together or being in a relationship. It's like the statement came out of nowhere. No declarations of love, other then Steele saying she can trust him and he wouldn't let anything happen to her as long as she is with him. And once you read that part, you will see why he says that. I'm also curious as to why Steele is so adamant about calling Rosalie "Rose" since the very beginning of the story. I get why Lithium calls her "Rosebud", but Steele is quick to correct people that she is to be called Rose instead of Rosalie, at least in the beginning. It's never revealed why and I am probably just looking too deeply into it, but it definitely left me pondering.Second, I felt that Rosalie's stay with her grandmother was rushed and glossed over when in fact we learn the time she spends there plays a pivotal part in the story. This is where she discovers who and what she really is, what she is capable of and what is expected of her. When she meets back up with Steele, she is a wiser, stronger version of herself that apparently can now kick some ass. But we never get to see her training. We just hear about it in a sentence here and there when she is filling Steele in on her time away. I also didn't understand why she started college while at her grandmother's. I'm not sure if she was biding her time, waiting for divine intervention, but the college thing bothered me since she ended up leaving to go back to Nowhere, Colorado. It just felt like an unnecessary detail.Lastly, while I enjoyed the assortment of characters as I stated above, I did find Rosalie to be quite infuriating at times. I get that she is innocent and naïve (for more reasons that one) but I can only take the damsel in distress syndrome so much. Don't get me wrong, I love a strong alpha hero that comes to his woman's rescue-- it's sexy and it shows that Steele loves her and feels fiercely protective of her. But Rosalie puts herself in some really stupid and dangerous situations, especially with the drinking. Even when she knows the drinking got her into trouble before and she swears she will never drink again-- she still drinks AGAIN. Yeah, that's when my eyes start to roll and irritation sets in.The Devil's Flower is a unique blend of contemporary and paranormal romance that doesn't fit into one specific genre. For this reason, it broadens its allure and I can see just about anyone picking this novel up and finding it an enjoyable read. This may also appeal to the YA crowd, since the female main character is 18. However, I would caution and recommend The Devil's Flower to mature YA readers (16+) since there are some disturbing scenes including, drinking, drugs, and sexual situations (although not terribly explicit). Lisa Collicutt has given us a gem and I absolutely cannot wait to see the continuation of this story in book 2, The Demon's Wrath.Mia @ The Muses Circle

  • Farrah
    2018-12-24 12:16

    A thrilling, unpredictable, and engaging YA/NA romance, The Devil's Flower was a fantastic read. I absolutely loved this book, from the wonderful characters, to the secrets in store. This book was just lovely.Rosalie was a tough heroine. She had a horrible childhood and, when she got the chance, she got away. And, from then on, she proved her strength as a kick-ass character. No matter what situation she found herself in, she survived. I really liked her. She was a fantastic character.Steele was also wonderful. He doesn't look very nice on the surface, with his biker gang and other, more sinister, connections. But, he was truly good at heart and he proved that several times over. I thought he was very sweet and a true bad boy. I absolutely adored him.The romance was lovely. Rosalie and Steele was so sweet together. They were both strong and had met their match in each other. Put them together, and they were unstoppable. And, there was a lot of chemistry between them. This book stays clean, but the attraction between these two was smokin'. I thought they were a perfect couple.The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were tons of surprises in store that I never saw coming. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely. It tied up the story, but left an opening for another book. I'm curious to see what we get next, because I definitely want to see more from these characters.The Devil's Flower was a fantastic YA/NA paranormal romance. It was thrilling, romantic, and had quite a few surprises in story. I totally loved this book. Romance lovers, this is a book worth reading.*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  • Rosalie
    2019-01-18 09:29

    This is the second book which I read by Miss Collicutt. I must say after reading her first one, The Gathering Darkness, I thought I couldn't read anything better; that was until I started reading The Devils Flower. The Devils flower is a multiple of genres wrapped up in one book; I really can see everyone loving it. It has darkness and suspense, love, supernatural magic, everything I look for in a book. Miss Collicutt draws you into the story, you becoming one of the characters. Really bringing out the rebel 'bad girl' in oneself, not literal of course. Not only is the plot and storyline well written, but the description is beyond explanation. While reading this, my imagination easily created the background, characters, and scenes within the novel. This is truly the best book I have read. One which must be made into a movie!

  • Robyn
    2019-01-14 15:15

    I couldn't put this book down! I literally read the book from digital cover, to digital cover because I couldn't stop reading it. I feel in love with the characters, and really enjoyed being "in" the story. Lisa is able to transport you to her world when she writes. All of a sudden, I find myself needing a bike license!

  • Heather
    2019-01-11 16:41

    I didn't know exactly what I was getting into when I started this one. It turned out to be a well done YA /Urban Fantasy. There is a sex scene so I wouldn't recommend it to younger teens but it would be appropriate for older teens and young adults.Our story starts with Rosalie on the run. She is running from a home life that was less than stellar. Her step father was abusive and her home life was hell on earth. So when she got the chance to run, she took it.Rosalie ends up on the side of the road and in need of assistance when along comes Steele. He is everything she should be afraid of. He is in a motorcycle club. He takes her into the heart of his territory and introduces her to his brother. Steele is the VP in the club and his brother is President. Steele also introduces Rosalie to a life she never knew existed.Rosalie was innocent and good when she met Steele. She becomes captivated by the life he leads. She knows she can never return home. She needs help and she needs a place to stay. But Steele and his family are not what they seem. Soon Rosalie discovers that she may not even know who she really is.Secrets are revealed and Rosalie is thrust into a world that only existed previously in her dreams.“One drop of blood, a single tear shed for love, and the angel’s last, dying breath.”As Rosalie begins to have feelings for Steele, she begins to understand how they can never be together. But she doesn't care.Steele is not so easily swayed. He knows that they can never be and he tries to protect Rosalie from his life.He wants more for her than the life he leads.But fate has other plans.Rosalie is willing to risk everything. She is willing to go to Hell and back to save Steele. She would do anything for him.But in the end, will it all be enough?Like I said earlier, I didn't quite know what to expect with this one. I am very glad that I gave it a chance. The writing was very well done. I found myself sucked in and waiting to see what would happen next. There were lots of twists and turns. I really enjoyed the characters.Rosalie was abused but not broken. She was not giving up or giving in to her past. Rosalie fought for herself and for those she came to care about. She was strong and despite being thrust into the world of the supernatural, she went with the punches. I found myself genuinely liking her and wanting to see her succeed.Steel was also an amazing character. His motives were suspect and times but he definitely ended up being someone I could like. It helped that he was a tattooed and hot bad boy. The secondary characters were interesting but not as well developed. This is the introduction to what appears to be a series so perhaps we will learn more about them.Overall I am giving this one four stars. There were a few times that it skipped forward really fast and it felt like there was something missing. It was like the author had put more in and then edited it out choppily. Not sure. Anyway, the vast majority of the book was amazing, so four stars!www.readinghaven.me**A copy of this book was provided by the author via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. **

  • Roxy the Fury
    2019-01-01 10:28

    So my original review was never loaded by Amazon. I'll try again. This book was terrible. The contradictions and characters were the worst. The main heroine is apparently descended of angels. The male hero is descended from demons. Well insta love is in play here and guys I mean insta love. The good guys are bad guys and the bad guys are good. I'm okay with that plot twist. My problem was: the author really wanted you to feel bad for the heroine. The author really wanted to you connect with this chick by throwing hints here and there about her past and her experiences. Here was the kicker, the repeated sexual abuse the author alluded to was a one time rape. It's terrible it is. Even fictional rape is a hard pill to swallow. That's why I was so pissed. Why write about repeated abuse and then change the story line? Another thing, the heroines age kept changing. First, she's an adult then she's a minor then she's an adult again. Oh! And the best part (yeah that's sarcasm there), when they finally did the deed- they really didn't do the deed. Did they? Or didn't they? Guess what? The characters didn't even know if they did the deed? What kind of motherlovin crap is that? Even the characters didn't know if they had sex? Who writes that? So, they decided to just get it over with and REALLY do the deed to stop guessing. Yeah. How ya like them apples? I don't. Not at all. And finally, the last part that I just felt was unnecessary but goes to show what kind of author this is. Spoiler alert y'all. They're almost siblings. Like she almost got abused and they almost had sex. They're almost brother and sister. What. The. Frack? Why is that even written in the book? So they were told- get this- by the Angel that's it's okay that in their human form they get it on because when they become full angels and are brother and sister, they won't have those feelings for each other. So, technically, they're brother and sister now but they should take advantage of these lustful feelings because when they're full fledged Angels they will no longer feel said lust. Just love for one another. I wanted to throw my kindle across the room. I want this book off of my kindle. I want it off of my account. I never want to read this terrible author EVER AGAIN. Rant over. No, I will not continue this series. No, I will never recommend this book or author to a fellow reader. Unless I despise them. Yeah.

  • ZARIA (Sheldon Cooper lover)
    2019-01-19 14:15

    Killing isn’t exactly on Rosalie Lockwood’s list of things to do when she runs away from home. But despite her search for peace; guns and motorcycles become her latest fashion accessories as Divine interference leads her to Steele, co-leader of the Fallen Paladins motorcycle club.Leathered and tattooed, Steele’s presence scares off most people he comes in contact with — but not Rosalie. She’s immediately drawn into the dangers of his biker world—and into his heart.But Steele guards a secret that if Rosalie knew, could shatter their new love — along with destroy the human race. And the truth comes at a price.Will Rosalie risks her soul to prove her loyalty to Steele?The Dark and Light Realms collide as Rosalie chooses between life, death, and the ever-after to become that which she is fated to destroy.The premise of this book seemed interesting so I decided to give it a go but I couldn't wait to finish this book.I felt like the story had potential but the writer really missed the mark on this one. First off, the book is way too long and the writing style is choppy. For some reason reading this book really annoyed me. The book dragged on endlessly and took forever to reveal anything and to just get to the meat of the story. It took forever to get to the whole romance aspect of the story too.I don't think I liked any of the characters in this book.I just had a hard time connecting to any of the characters or believing (or even caring about) the connection between any of them or their relationships. All of the relationships and conversations between the characters seemed forced and contrived, and just overall very awkward.There were also a lot of character reactions and situations in the book that were just ridiculous. I definitely did a lot of eye-rolling while reading through this book.

  • Marianne
    2018-12-24 09:16

    4.5 stars.I wasn't sure if I was ready for a new biker's romance after having suffered my way through the much lauded (but to me, detested, Stockholm syndrome "HEA"/ travesty of a book, known as) Reaper's Property. But the gorgeous cover beckoned to me, and I bought it on a whim.To my delight, I actually loved THIS badass biker (while I'd love to string Horse up by his long co... And balls.) as well as Rosalie. They're both more than mere humans, and players for opposite "teams". However, fate and divine intervention has other plans for them. Rosalie is created to perform a task more difficult than any fledgling angel has been tasked with, whilst Steele and his biker companions need to sacrifice an angel to become full demons. Something that's easier said and done, when the two develop feelings for each other, and Steele struggles to keep the other demons at bay.After running away from home, Rosalie is tossed into this world of murder,drug runs and demons unprepared. The author does a good job of describing the environment, and the supporting cast is strong. Blaze, Lithium, the deceased Viper, Steele's sister Lexie; all were interesting characters and a mix of neophyte demons, ordinary humans and brothers by choice - who may be soulless creatures, but who can still love, and be loyal to other members of their club. There were lots of intriguing twists and turns in this book. HOWEVER: the ending, to me, felt somewhat anticlimactic.(view spoiler)[ Rosalie is sent to destroy the dark realm and reclaim Steele's soul, with the help of Steele, who happens to have latent angel blood of his own! Uuuuum, no, too convenient. And for a badass demon/fallen angel, Abaddon certainly didn't defend his realm very well when one newbie angel and one half demon/angel light could take it down, even if they did receive an angelic weapon. We're were the hordes of demon defenders. They WERE in hell after all... As for Rosalie, an angel, joining a motorcycle gang who murder people and commit crimes; isn't that against angelic laws and morals? Not to mention the whole thy shall not kill thing. So yes, the ending didn't feel quite right to me, but I have to admit this was a pretty good book regardless.(hide spoiler)]

  • Marsha
    2019-01-05 15:30

    When I first read the summary for "The Devil's Flower," it truly sounded like something I could really enjoy. Unfortunately, this book turned out to be a mediocre read for me because the characters and sorely undeveloped while the dialogue between characters was corny and juvenile. While the book was advertised as being about a badass biker gang but it was lukewarm at best.Rosalie Lockwood is on the run from her personal life, an unsavory step father, a cheating boyfriend and betrayal by her best friend. She ends up in a town called, Nowhere where she meets Steele, the co-leader of the Fallen Palladins. They are immediately attracted to one another but Steele realizes that bringing Rose into his world is far too dangerous for her. To make matters worse, Rose is unaware of her heritage while Steele has a secret that will threaten not only to tear them apart but could also be the death of one of them.I must disclose that if I had known this story was about fallen angels I would have not bothered to read it. It is my least favorite storyline because time and time again, the characters prove to be less than angelic. As I stated earlier, I had problems with the underdeveloped characters in this story. Character names were mentioned but they were handled in a cursory manner. I truly had a problem with the character of Rose's grandmother. She was suppose to be her guardian but left her ignorant of her heritage, at the mercies of a drunken, child abusing step dad and then comes into the picture as a guiding force. I just didn't buy it or like her character very much. What about the stepdad? Why wasn't that situation addressed. With it being up in the air, it left me unfulfilled.With all of that being said, I just barely made it through this book. So often, I put it down and almost didn't finish it. In fairness to the author, she writes well but her storylines and characters need more development. Read it for yourself and decide.

  • Dana
    2019-01-15 12:15

    And Now for your Sunday Afternoon entertainment ..a Pixie Book review .....The Devil's Flower By Lisa Collicutt,Synopsis:Killing isn’t exactly on Rosalie Lockwood’s list of things to do when she runs away from home. But, despite the search for peace, guns and motorcycles become her latest fashion accessories as Divine interference leads her to Steele, co-leader of the Fallen Paladins motorcycle club.Leathered and tattooed, Steele’s presence scares off most people he comes in contact with—but not Rosalie. She’s immediately drawn into the dangers of his biker world—and into his heart.But Steele guards a secret that if Rosalie knew, could shatter their new love—and destroy the human race. And the truth comes at a price.Will Rosalie risk her soul to prove her loyalty to Steele?The Dark and Light Realms collide as Rosalie chooses between life, death, and the ever-after to become that which she is fated to destroy.My Review: I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this book!!! I don't even know where to start! ..Rosalie, an abused girl runs away from her wealthy home only to get stuck in the middle of "Nowhere" in a deadly mishap.. Enter Steele, a rough , rugged biker coming by just in the nick of time to save her life! Is this Meeting by chance or by destiny? Ms. Collicutt gives us a paranormal tale of ultimate good verses evil... You don't know who to trust, those who you think are good.. may not be and those you perceive as evil.. well read and find out.. and the whole background of the Biker club and the life of bikers , the loyalty , the family, the pride and the BIKES!!! really cool! when you add in the Angel/Demon element all hell ..or heaven ... breaks lose.. who will be saved and who will be damned for eternity? This book is so magically written I can't wait for more!! I give this book 5 "Paladin Patches" and this book deserves everyone! WELL DONE!!!

  • Erika
    2018-12-23 17:21

    2.5-3ish stars. This review is a bit of a tough one for me. The book had a little bit of everything in it that I would really dig, such as bikers, angels, demons, drama, and a little side of forbidden romance. However, The Devil's Flower's storyline as a whole just didn't quite come together enough to make it a really good book. We start out with Rosalie being rescued from a bear by Steele, the VP of a local MC in Nowhere, CO. (Side note, I'd love to live in a city called Nowhere. Does CO really have all of these awesome named cities?) From there, it pretty much progresses at lightning speed. Everything happened so fast that I found myself constantly backtracking to see if I missed something that would explain more of what was happening now. I think when you have a subject that can be as polarizing as the battle between angels and demons, and as a whole good versus evil, it needs to be really fleshed out to be truly enjoyable. When you manage to shove meeting, falling in love, betrayal, then saving the world in a little over 200 pages, something is going to get lost in translation. So, with all of that said, The Devil's Flower wasn't a bad book by any means. It kept me reading it, even if I was frustrated by the pacing. It just needs more depth to the storyline to fully reach it's potential. There is a reason that most of the most popular books about angels are, at the bare minimum, a trilogy. A review copy was provided by Curiosity Quills Press through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
    2019-01-02 16:19

    The Devil's Flower is an interesting premise that fails to execute. A confusing loosely developed storyline filled with assumptions and fade to black scenes left me feeling as though I had missed a chapter or a previous book. No indepth background or set up is made in order to facilitate a better understanding for the reader. Certain aspects are revealed to bring our heroine and hero together but those aspects are given a sense of importance to the storyline but never bears fruit. Multiple themes battle one another for dominance which results in a lack of development in all of them. The MC theme is regulated to the background and not much is learned about the club or the players involved. The angel/demon theme is a bit stronger but as everything stays in the present, again, not much is learned. The PNR theme also fails as there isn't much PN and the R is PG rated with any sexual scenes off scene. The characters are built with a strong YA/NA feel to them-prone to over the top drama and emotional angst. Our hero is a broody alpha who spends most of the book sending the heroine mixed signals, minimal explanations, and keeping his MC from killing her. The heroine spends most of her time not listening to her instincts and getting herself into situations that require her needing to be saved. In the first chapter she has her car stolen, is chased by a bear, and needs medical attention twice. I felt less themes and more development all the way around would have greatly benefited this book.

  • Katie
    2019-01-11 09:28

    The writing was well done and the author had a good idea going but didn't execute well. I couldn't wait to finish this book :/The paranormal characters (half demons/humans and half Angel/humans) were described like simple humans and left me wanting more; where is the power other than being able to heal w their tongues? It was a really long book that was really mostly about motorcycle gangs and their psycho members. I also didn't feel like there were any steamy scenes and the very few there were are short and rushed.There is supposed to be angelic and demonic stuff in this book but I found it sorely lacking in that department. The paranormal aspect almost seemed like an afterthought, like the author wanted to write about biker gangs but thought she should add in something.I found the romance to be more young adult quality.All in all, I'm upset I bought this book; I expected paranormal and instead it was biker gang this, biker gang that. And that wouldn't have been terribly bad but it wasn't very thrilling.Bummer.The author writes well though. Just needs less biker and more paranormal and steam.Pg 13 for suggestive material(Sex scenes aren't described enough to be r) and some brief language

  • Denise Keef
    2019-01-09 11:31

    I LOVED this story!!! I normally don’t start a review with that line but having just finished The Devil’s Flower…those were my exact thoughts! This is an amazing story of good versus evil…Angel versus Demon…While reading I couldn’t tell which side would win! There were many characters and each one was pivotal to the story. Some I loved and some I came to dislike intensely as the story progressed. Ms. Collicutt with her descriptive writing style paints a very vivid picture with her words and has the reader picturing each scene in their mind as if watching a movie. I could almost hear the motorcycles as they raced down the highway and smell the stale beer in the clubhouse. I liken this book to The Sons of Anarchy meets the Demons and Angels who are on a head on crash with fate! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a different type of paranormal story because this one is just that…different…and in this case…different is a good thing! Thank you Lisa Collicutt for such an amazingly good story and I do hope there will be a book two out soon!

  • Kacii
    2018-12-31 15:34

    This book did not grab my attention. I mean, when I saw the synopsis it did, but when I tried to actually read it I got bored and kept switching to other books. I think that was a me problem rather than a book problem, for some of it.The book started off good. And it was kind of interesting. I just didn't get into it, you know? I kept falling out of place with the book. I do seem to be boring in the paranormal NA genre. It's getting tedious.I do think that the writing started off well and it did seem to be interesting, it just didn't stay interesting. Maybe that was all me, though. It's hard to tell with books like these, the ones that have been clichéd a lot and you don't know if its the author or the reader. Maybe if this book had been released a few years earlier before this genre became full I would have been more enthusiastic about this. I feel that it's just worn on me.Hope someone else has better luck with it.

  • Rosalie
    2018-12-25 14:20

    This is the second book which I read by Miss Collicutt. I must say after reading her first one, The Gathering Darkness, I thought I couldn't read anything better; that was until I started reading The Devils Flower. The Devils flower is a multiple of genres wrapped up in one book; I really can see everyone loving it. It has darkness and suspense, love, supernatural magic, everything I look for in a book. Miss Collicutt draws you into the story, you becoming one of the characters. Really bringing out the rebel 'bad girl' in oneself, not literal of course. Not only is the plot and storyline well written, but the description is beyond explanation. While reading this, my imagination easily created the background, characters, and scenes within the novel. This is truly the best book I have read. One which must be made into a movie!

  • Tonia Rodriguez
    2019-01-13 17:41

    I started reading this book, not even knowing it involved a MC or really anything about it. I must have been in my own little world when I picked it. Once it hit me that it was about a Motorcycle Club, I honestly wasn't sure if I really wanted to keep going. I did though and let me tell you! I am SO glad I did! I absolutely loved this book. The MC is a integral part of the story at the same time that it is a subtly invisible piece. It's there but it's not. I love Rosalie. She is a strong female without being over the top and this allows us to see the good in Steele. We see an inkling if what these two could be together. It has just the right amount if action and suspense. I hurt for Lithium and loves to hate Lexie in the beginning. This is definitely one author I will look for more of.

  • Britt Marczak
    2019-01-19 16:16

    I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewLe sigh. DNF at 12%.I really tried to enjoy this one. I did, I swear. I also tried to make it to at least 25%. But I couldn't do it.The "heroine" was so dull and vapid, I couldn't root for her. At 12% in, she'd already made countless TSTL choices. The "hero" is also devoid of a personality, makes sure to be brooding and dangerous, but also protective for no reason whatsoever. The lack of world building and details made things murky and unclear. I'm sure more is revealed about the world, about angels and demons, but if I'm not sold from the beginning, it's not worth my time.

  • Wendy
    2019-01-16 09:13

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARCThis book wasn't what I expected. for starters I thought Rose was going to be a badass from the beginning, I didn't know she was going to be delicate. Plus Steele was such a tool to her, but that wasn't surprising. I liked how both of their characters grew, especially Rose. I was dissapointed that Blaze was a bad guy, I really thought she was taking Rose under her wing (teeheehee demon pun) the ending was so... anti-clamatic. I was shocked that they finished their mission of retrieving the souls in like 5 seconds. It was like next thing I knew they saved the day in pratically a page. Was very dissapointed about that but I still liked the story.

  • Sharon Bayliss
    2018-12-30 16:30

    I throughly enjoyed reading The Devil's Flower by Lisa Collicutt. It's got all the right parts of a hot paranormal romance. Rose is a running away from an abusive stepfather and has no place to call home. She frightened and vulnerable enough to need Steele's protection, but also very strong and dangerous in her own right. Steele is the perfect dark hero. Dark and threatening, but a hero on the inside. And can't help breaking out of his dark, protective shell to fall in love with Rose. And, when they find out that they're made to destroy each other, and not love each other, everything gets all the more complicated. A very sexy, and enjoyable read!

  • Pam
    2018-12-28 09:15

    3.5 StarsReally enjoyed this story and after what took place in this book, I'm wondering what will happen in subsequent books, since this is Book One. I will definitely be on the lookout for the next book in the series.Collicutt's writing style was different...I liked how often she shifted perspectives and how those shifts had a definitive break so the reader wasn't confused. I would have liked a bit more depth in the characters, but there are more books coming so that's easy to overlook. Really curious where Collicutt will go from here. But I will try and be patient.

  • Underground Book Reviews
    2018-12-24 09:13

    When we first meet eighteen-year-old Rosalie Lockwood, her BMW has run out of gas on a Colorado highway and her cell phone battery is dead. She is on the run from her sexually abusive stepfather. When she gets out of her car in high heels and a fancy dress, a bear chases her into the forest and onto a back road just as a motorcycle stops in front of her. The rider tells her to get on. She ignores the “warning bells” in her head (note: this won’t be the first time she does this) and rides off with him....read the rest of this review at UndergroundBookReviews.org!

  • Jenn
    2019-01-11 14:24

    Even having read the synopsis, I didn't know what to expect with this book. And it worked out for the best. The book lets everything build slowly and doesn't reveal anything too soon. I definitely want to read the sequel and see where things are going - and what Steele did with the feathers!The one drawback was the last paragraph, just to hammer the idea that there is a sequel coming. It was unnecessary.

  • Robyn
    2018-12-28 13:38

    I couldn't put this book down! I literally read the book from digital cover, to digital cover because I couldn't stop reading it. I feel in love with the characters, and really enjoyed being "in" the story. Lisa is able to transport you to her world when she writes. All of a sudden, I find myself needing a bike license!

  • Bookmadbrunette
    2019-01-21 17:36

    I received a copy of this free from Netgalley in return for a review! I really enjoyed this book, there were loads of twists and turns that I didn't see coming! The main character Rosalie was great and really relatable and totally kickass! With bikers, angels, demons and kickass chicks what more could you ask for! I hope that I get to read to more of this series soon!

  • Arianna
    2019-01-12 10:28

    This book was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This romance was readable, so why the low ratings?First, it was too slow. I did think about three times not to finish it. Second, it encourage themes that I don't like, such as violence, gangster and drugs. If I was a mother, wich I'm not, I would not like if my daughter read this book.Vote: 2 stars