Soul Catcher is the first book in the Dueling with the Devil series by Vivi Dumas. From the author’s website.~
Top supermodel, Angel Dias, lives the life of the rich and fabulous, until a heinous car accident mars her face. After thirteen surgeries and losing everything she deemed important, she seeks out the dark forces to salvage her life and decides to conjure the Devil for help, making a deal to recover her beauty. In exchange for his help, Lucifer forces her to hunt supernatural renegades, which have eluded the pits of Hell. In her quest to find beauty and get out of her contract with Lucifer, Angel stumbles upon love in the arms of a demon.
Commander of the Legions and an Underworld Demon, Jacque Toussant, takes a field commission to escape the madness of a failed relationship and prove himself worthy of his demon heritage. Jacque is content with his existence as a field soldier until Lucifer gives him a special assignment to oversee a new trainee, a supermodel nonetheless. Humans hold low appeal for Jacque, especially the females. That is until he meets Angel. Jacque risks everything, including his life, to find a way to break Angel’s deal with Lucifer.
I was contacted by the author and offered a review copy of Soul Catcher. After reading the blurb about the book on the author’s website, I knew I wanted to read this book and I’m really glad I did. I love finding new authors and I really liked Soul Catcher.
Angel Dias makes a deal with the devil to get back the beauty she lost in due to a horrific car accident. Her job, once she is fully trained, will be to return the souls of the supernaturals who have eluded Lucifer. Lucifer selects Jacque Toussant to train Angel, because he knows Jacque has very little respect for humans. However, Angel’s beauty and her fearlessness turn Jacque on as no one ever has in his long demon life. Angel has been attracted to Jacque since almost the very beginning, and when Jacque and Angel finally give into their attraction, they are explosive together. Of course, since Lucifer wants Angel for himself, he sends Jacque away to keep them apart.
Angel must work with many sups to complete the jobs Lucifer assigns her. The supporting cast of characters was so diverse and fun. The twist and turns thrown in the story kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved watching Angel grow as the book progressed. In the beginning of the book she only placed her worth on her outer beauty. Angel comes to see her inner beauty is what people really see when they look at her. I loved Jacque from the very first time I met him and only loved him more as the book progressed. Jacque’s ex-girlfriend (dated on and off for hundreds of years) is the type of character you love to hate. Isabella is horrible to Angel whenever she gets a chance. However, there was something about her bitchiness that made me love her.
Soul Catcher was the first book I read by Vivi Dumas, but won’t be my last. I liked the pacing of the book and loved the character development of not only the main characters, but the supporting ones. Dumas is currently working on the next book in the series, which hopefully will be released later this year. More information about The Dueling with the Devil series, as well as other books can be found on her website.