Deal with the Devil is the fourth book in Cynthia Eden's Purgatory series. Purgatory is the prison where paranormals are kept. Earlier in the series the prison was infiltrated, but has since been cleaned up and Eric Pate is in charge.
All along there's been something a bit shady about Eric. Sure he's the "good" guy, but it was clear he was keeping secrets and had some ulterior motives. His intentions were never straightforward. This is the book in which those secrets are finally revealed.
It's been a few weeks since I've read the book, so my memory is a little cloudy, but I believe the heroine of this story, Ella, was first seen and rescued in the third book, Charming the Beast. I might be wrong. I began reading this book as soon as I finished the third, as in on the same flight, and the two stories have sort of merged in my head.
Ella was being held prisoner and she wants to escape, but Eric feels as though she needs to be protected What exactly Ella is is something of a mystery. But she feels a connection with Eric that she can't quite explain. She thinks she has finally found someone like her, but she's in for a few surprises.
This book provided some very interesting backstory about Ella and the paranormal creatures origins.
Like all the books in this series and everything I've read by this author, the story was fast paced, action packed, full of suspense and very heavy on some steamy romance.
I liked this book a lot. Highly recommend to fans of paranormal romance.
I received a review copy via NetGalley.