Book InfoHell Gate by Veronica Eden
Series: Twisted Legends #5
Rating: Book ratings explained
Genres: New Adult Romance, Paranormal Romance
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From USA Today & International bestselling author, Veronica Eden, comes an all-new standalone reverse harem paranormal romance with a headstrong heroine and twisted demons who left their morals in the last century.
Open the gate... if you dare.
The first thing I’m warned about when I arrive at the girls’ home is to stay away from the abandoned graveyard. Local urban legend claims it’s host to a gate to Hell.
Then I was dared…
The legend is as real as the monsters I’ve summoned by activating the gate. Demons guard it, waiting for skeptical idiots like me to do the ritual. Three sinfully hot, dangerously powerful demons.
The gate’s three wicked protectors won’t let me get away without paying their price.
I’m at their mercy, fighting to survive them and the supernatural world they drag me into.
But none of us are prepared for what is awakening within me.
A long buried secret and hidden ancient magic will change everything.
The match is lit and together we’re all going up in flames.
* Hell Gate is a standalone PNR reverse harem romance. Due to dark themes, strong language, and graphic violent/sexual situations, it is recommended for mature readers.
Hell Gate - My Review
Going into reading this book I was expecting a young adult to new adult read that probably wouldn’t be anywhere near as spicy as a good book should be. After all, our heroine was still living in a group home so she wasn’t old enough to be getting up to any naughtiness yet. But, it turns out that Lily only has a few weeks until she turns 18, which is just enough time for the hell gate’s three protectors to scare her, rile her up and ramp up the physical tension between them all.
It’s not all about the wayward teen who inadvertently opens a portal to hell, though. There’s some strange reason why the three demon gatekeepers can’t manage to kill Lily after she opens the gate, and then there are the other demons that are tracking her and trying to kill her. There’s something that they’re all missing and they need to figure it out before it gets them all killed.
Now, I’ll be honest, considering Lily is on the run and the consequences of getting caught are deadly, she manages to find time for a lot of steamy sex. And I mean A LOT. These demons may be insatiable but she’s next level. We’re not talking run of the mill vanilla either; there are oversized members, ridges, knots, forked tongues, the lot. Yep, this book is one big monster orgy. No complaints though – it’s a good one!
Steam aside, this is a good story. It’s fast paced and has enough going on between action and mystery to hold my interest. It’s a long book (I can’t remember the last time I read one this long) but it never felt like it dragged. The only real character development came from Lily, but then you can’t expect centuries old demons to change much in a matter of weeks. There was more than enough growth from Lily’s side and it was beautiful to see her grow into the woman she was always destined to be. Sounds cheesy? Yeah, but when you’ve read the whole story you’ll understand.
It’s really difficult to review this book without giving away major plot points, especially as some of them start developing so early on in the story. What I can say is that Hell Gate is definitely worth a read and you’ll thoroughly enjoy every minute of it.