To know me is to know that I am a full fledged Kit Rocha fan. I discovered the writing duo with their Beyond series and the spin-off series Gideon's Riders, which are erotic but heartfelt stories set in a dystopian future. So when I saw that Kit Rocha was writing a series also set in a dystopian future landscape about mercenary librarians, I knew it was gonna be good, and I was right.
Deal with the Devil is the first book in the Mercenary Librarians series. Nina and her two besties, Maya and Dani, are extraordinary women. Each is enhanced in some way, with Nina and Dani possessing superhuman strength and fighting ability and Maya possessing perfect recall of anything she sees or hears. These ladies are lying low from the Protectorate, the evil corporation that runs the new world, when Garrett Knox literally knocks on their door with a proposition: Nina's team and Knox's enhanced team, the Silver Devils (formerly of the Protectorate) work together for the heist of the century. Of course, Knox's team has a secret, and Nina's team is smart enough to wait for the other shoe to drop.
Kit Rocha excels in world-building and storytelling. The action is thrilling, the longing is sexy, the wit is dry and delicious, and the you turn the last page hoping the next page starts a new story. Deal with the Devil. This series is romance, but it is just as much action/adventure. Smart women who kick ass make me happy and Deal with the Devil has them in abundance.