Age Group: Adult
Genre: Romance, Suspense
Release Date: June 2012
Tenacious reporter Rachel Cooper devotes her life to exposing corruption by shining a light on the darker corners of the world - a career that doesn't leave much room for relationships. Even so, she finds it impossible to stop thinking about her unexpected run-in with Conrad Langston, an old flame that never quite burnt out.
When her mother calls in the middle of the night because her sister is missing and the police are offering little help, Rachel immediately turns to the only person she knows she can always count on - Conrad.
Determined to protect her family, Rachel finds herself embroiled in the frightening and tragic underworld of human trafficking. As her pursuit of justice pulls her deep into the darkness, she recognizes an opportunity to re-evaluate her choices in life and take a new path - even if it means walking through the fires of hell to protect the ones she loves.
It is rare that I read a book so remarkably well written that it actually moves me and I certainly didn’t expect to find that level of attachment to this book, but Devil in Disguise by Heather Huffman surpassed every and all expectations I could have possibly had for it. Not only did I adore the love story and re-connection of Rachel and Conrad, but the actual plot of the story was heart wrenching and compelling.
Huffan created a world that I immersed myself in, the good, the bad and the ugly, I couldn’t seem to take my nose out of this book. The relationship between Conrad and Rachel kept me entertained through the entire book. It was easy to see how much they cared about each other and the fact that they kept miscommunicating about how they felt and what they wanted was both amusing at points and sad.
I loved how they snarked at each other and how Conrad would egg Rachel on just to see her angry. I also really enjoyed how throughout the story we find out bit and pieces of what happened in their relationship the first time around and why the wound up breaking up. It’s nice to see all the pieces come
But what I think I love most about this story aside from the way it’s written is the stories between the different characters. I love how they all sort of have their own little redemption plots. Hm, redemption might not be the correct word, but you have a former pimp, a former prostitute, poor Conrad with his mountains of guilt (I totally just want to hug him) then there’s poor Julia and Neena, who both went through hell and are trying to heal.
Devil in Disguise is truly a unique blend of contemporary romance and modern day issues. I commend Huffman on not shying away from the darker issues and shining a light on the seedier side of life. It’s good to know that there are people out there who are trying to help end human trafficking. If you haven’t have Devil in Disguise I urge you to read it, not only will you gain some important knowledge, but you’ll enjoy a pretty epic love story.
For more information on human trafficking visit Project Liberty
Heather Huffman writes romantic suspense with strong female leads who refuse to lose hope. Though her stories never shy from looking into the world’s darker corners, they don't dwell there. Heather shares with her resilient heroines a passion to make a real difference and so donates a portion of her book royalties to organizations that fight against human trafficking.
Heather was born and spent her childhood in Florida but now calls the beautiful state of Missouri home. Her greatest joy, when not writing, is to hit the road with her three boys for adventures unknown.