Saturday, 11 February 2012

Hell's Belles * Jackie Kessler

Hell's Belles by Jackie Kessler

Once upon
 a time, Jezebel was a powerful succubus, capable of seducing men and sucking out their souls. But that was before Hell out a bounty on her head. Now Jesse's only chance to escape a fate far worse than death is to live as a mortal, losing herself in a sea of unfamiliar humanity, in a place where sinners walk hand-in-hand with saints - a place like Belle's strip club in New York City.
Working as an exotic dancer is a piece of cake for a former demon that once specialised in sex.
Taking money from men? Please. But she hadn't counted on meeting sexy Paul Hamilton, a man haunted by his past.

Learning all about how complicated - and pleasurable - love can be, Jesse thinks she's turned her back on Hell. But Hell hasn't stopped looking for her. The secrets she holds are the most dangerous of all, the kind every demon in the Underworld would do it's worst to protect, and the demons are closing in...


When Jezebel knocks upon Caitlin's door, she doesn't know what to do. Running from the devil himself is a task, so knocking upon a mortals door and asking for help has got to be worse hasn't it? Though Caitlin is a witch and can do many powerful spells and whatnot.
Sow hen Jezebels asks her to make her a mortal, she agrees but Jesse also puts her under a spell and steals the shield stone, which makes her safe from all the band people coming after her.

Jesse soon realises that she needs a job to blend in more with the mortal community, and hunting for a job couldn't be easier when she walks into Belle's, a New York City strip club. So it may not be just like her recent job, which was sucking the souls out of men she slept with, but it was something she liked and she had the body to do it, plus the sex appeal.
Checking into the nearest hotel with Caitlin's bank cards and going on a shopping spree for new clothes could be every girls dream right? Okay, so maybe it might just be Jezebel's.

One day whilst strutting her stuff on stage, Jesse notices a rather sexy man. Though once confronted with him, she realises that it was the same man that she saw in South Station, and the same man who helped her with her luggage on the train. Paul Hamilton.
As both Jesse and Paul get to know each other, feelings are shared and Jezebel can't help but feel attraction towards him, and not just sexual but emotional too.

With Hell still hot on her heels, a romance blossoming and a burning desire to have sex with everyone she See's. Being human can't simply be this bad can it?
Will Jesse stay human forever, or does she still belong in hell as a former demon of lust?

This is the first book in the A Hell On Earth series by Jackie Kessler. I must say it was a very different read from what I'm used too haha. But none the less I thought it was a good read, it got a bit slow in some places, but all in all it was an okay book.
I will be reading the rest of the series at some point, but I can't find myself rushing to the store to grab the next book.

Kessler has a very different way of writing, not the the sex parts but by some of the words that are used also. To me it's a bit cheeky, with plenty of humour in places and twists with a bit of adventure. I love a good book with plenty of different things going off, instead of just one thing on constant repeat.

I will give this book 5 out of 10 :)