Joker’s Fool (Satan’s Devils #8)
By Manda Mellett
Rated 4 stars
Well this book didn’t leave me astonished or slack jawed. Well correction….it did just not for the normal reason. It did give me insight into some of the sick perverse thoughts that people have against a different sexual lifestyle. Jokers parents are horrible people! Normally I am not a fan of flashbacks. But in this story. I really felt they were warranted and helped me understand what Joker has had to deal with his entire life. His parents….Grrr!
I loved Jokers character. He was pretty complex and grew so much during the story. I was able to understand how Joker was having such a difficult time with his sexuality and always trying to be “normal”. Lady’s Man was the perfect complement to Joker’s character. Where Joker had fearfulness Lady’s Man was confident and calm. I think he scared Joker to pieces with his openness. He was such a help in all areas and I could see how Joker really needed him.
This briefly touches on the stories and characters from all the previous books. So if you have read them some of this will be old hat and you can focus on Joker’s story while reminiscing. I started a couple books ago so some stories were new. What surprised me the most was that Joker and Lady we’re together so long before anyone mentioned/noticed it. I remember the “church” meeting from previously and I thought they were newish characters just being introduced. But they have been background characters through all the stories. Such a neat idea to bring them forward!
Prez’s speech at the end (*sniff* ) just brought a smile to my face and happy tears to my eyes! I am so pleased with the ending of Joker’s story. No one deserves it more!
Another great story of the Devils. Manda Mellett did an amazing job of keeping me entertained as well as moving the story forward. I’m sure this type of story isn’t new but it’s still a story that needs to be told to remind us to not be so judgemental of different people, cultures and races.