Sympathy for the Devil, by Billy London was an enjoyable read. Having read Ms. London’s Italian Knights series and most of her other work, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect; even reading the blurb left me clueless. I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed the book. While there were some parts that made me have to go back and reread the section, overall the book was on par with Ms. London’s other works.
When I started the book I thought Toni and West were the main characters. I discovered that Pierce and Cari were much more integral to the story. The plot of the story was basically this: boy meets girl, boy’s best friend doesn’t like the girl, girl’s best friend doesn’t like the boy’s best friend, how will boy and girl live happily ever after?
I loved Pierce and Cari because I felt they were the most honest characters in the story. What you saw was what you got. While they both had backstories that made them the way they were, they were the characters you were meant to hate. On the other hand, West and Toni were too whiny for my liking.
Without giving any spoilers, I believe the most critical part of the story was when Toni finally made up her mind and discovered her responsibility in all that took place. This is a story about twenty-something-year-old college students, so there should not have been any expectation that these were full adults that had all their issues worked out. This story was a great depiction of how college students behave. I will continue to read works written by this author.
-Reviewed by Selina