At eighteen, Elise Duxten must end her life. Her younger sister, Marly, lies dead because of her. To pay for her crimes she sell’s her soul to the devil in exchange for her sister’s life.
Matrix, King of the crossroads, the Devil’s right hand man for the last twenty years, is willing to make the deal, eager for another pawn. To sweeten the exchange he gives her one year to mourn her decision before he takes her for good.
In that year he's determined to torment her, driven by envy at the strength in her soul. Though having lived years apart, the same heartless man, Manx Sloazan, destroyed their lives.
With her remaining life, Elise must teach her sister to live without her and find the courage to say goodbye. It won't be easy. Sloazan is determined to make Elise pay for a bungled drug sale and Matrix wants to torture her soul. Or does he?
With Elise, Matrix has discovered something he thought he'd lost. His heart. But he is the devil's, without the ability to choose. When the time comes, will he be prepared to let her go in order to save her soul? Or will the Devil make sure he gets what is his due?
I actually rated this book up because I believe in its potential to be so much more than what we have gotten so far. Although I feel like there could be some changes I do like the crossroads thing and the fact that Elise lives knowing the so called axe is swinging over her head which most people ignore on a daily basis. I do think that Elise should have been aged to be older and also made a tad more mature, I believe it would have suited the story more appropriately but her maturity wasn't too bad an issue.
The conversational flow could have used some expanding on because there isn't a whole lot of direction of who is saying what and who is replying but it isn't too often that it becomes an issue. I really wish that the author has expanded on the cross roads stuff but its still a decent read. Needs a lot of work though.
Note: Received a digital copy in a giveaway from the Author