Deal with the Devil

“You can put that man in a suit, but he'll never be tame." 
One look at Jericho Forge and I knew the rumors were true. He was a predator, and he had set his sights on me.
I knew better than to bet more than I could afford to lose that night. I knew better than to bet myself. But desperation leads to bad decisions, and I thought there was no way I could lose.
I was wrong. 
Now I have no choice but to make a deal with the devil.

Deal with the Devil is the first book in the Forge Trilogy. Jericho and India’s story continues in Luck of the Devil and concludes in Heart of the Devil. All three books in the Forge Trilogy are available now!
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Meghan came in swinging from the opening line. I mean, if that's not one of the best opening lines in a book, I don't know what is. I read this book in one sitting after that, completely engrossed, unable to do anything else while Jericho held me hostage.” – USA Today bestselling author, Nina Levine
Absolutely riveting. Jericho Forge is the type of sexy, enigmatic alpha-hero that readers love, and he’s met his match with the fiercely independent and strong India Baptiste. There are exhilarating twists, unexpected turns and an insane amount of scorching-hot chemistry!”  - Mary Dubé

Jericho Forge has absolutely WRECKED ME in the best possible way! Meghan March is a POWERHOUSE in this genre!” – Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads

“Jericho Forge is both dangerous and endearing. Talk about a lethal combination for my heart.” -Author Hollis Wynn
“Deal with the Devil is undoubtedly a can’t miss read of 2019!” – letshaveakya

“This story was sexy and intense. Jericho and India's chemistry was FIRE.” – Bookgasms Book Blog

Adrenaline pumping, wickedly sexy, and flat-out amazing.” – The Heathers Blog

“Jericho is just everything I love about a March hero. He is sexy; dangerous with his need for vengeance, and seductive with his dominance and care for our heroine.” – Musings of the Modern Belle


Deal with the Devil - Meghan March Summary

A deal with the devil (also known as a compact or pact with the devil) is a cultural motif, best exemplified by the legend of Faust and the figure of Mephistopheles, as well as being elemental to many Christian traditions. According to traditional Christian belief about witchcraft, the pact is between a person and Satan or a lesser demon. The person offers their soul in exchange for diabolical favours. Those favours vary by the tale, but tend to include youth, knowledge, wealth, fame, or power. It was also believed that some people made this type of pact just as a sign of recognizing the devil as their master, in exchange for nothing. Nevertheless, the bargain is considered a dangerous one, as the price of the Fiend's service is the wagerer's soul. The tale may have a moralizing end, with eternal damnation for the foolhardy venturer. Conversely, it may have a comic twist, in which a wily peasant outwits the devil, characteristically on a technical point. The person making the pact sometimes tries to outwit the devil, but loses in the end (e.g., man sells his soul for eternal life because he will never die to pay his end of the bargain. Immune to the death penalty, he commits murder, but is sentenced to life in prison). Great achievements might be credited to a pact with the devil, from the numerous European Devil's Bridges to the violin virtuosity of Niccolò Paganini to the "crossroad" myth associated with Robert Johnson. The "Bargain with the devil" constitutes motif number M210 and "Man sells soul to devil" motif number M211 in Stith Thompson's Motif-Index of Folk-Literature. ..


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Deal with the Devil - Meghan March Book Reviews (1,023)

One Eleven Ent

Breathless and on edge!5 star

Jericho Forge....the Devil himself! I loved this book and let me tell you omg it is HOT! Meghan has done it yet again with this one. It will have you hanging on every word! Can’t wait for the next one because I’m sure it will be just as great!!! 55

Buttons and Lace

Deal with the Devil5 star

OMG! Amazing! I am in love with Jericho Forge. The story line between him and Indy is so powerful! I couldn’t stop reading! ❤️❤️ 55

mama.mck

Wowza!5 star

Found this series on a whim! It did not disappoint. Great story line and suspense! 55

JC Cincy Kid

Super Start! WOW- By Cincy Kid 68!5 star

I don’t normally read this type of book but “Holy Smokes” Ms. March writes with an intensity and passion that has to be experienced. I loved the main characters, really all her players are so well described BUT INDY is just the quintessential resilient strong relentless woman who u can’t help but “ROOT” for! 👏👊 I-have to move on to Book (2)- immediately. I’ll check back in after Book (2) for sure. 🤩🌟 (5) Stars all the way. JB 55

Lacie Romano

Drop what your doing and read this!!!!5 star

Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Holy Forge of Steel!!!!!!! What did I just read?!? What day is it? What time is it?!? I totally started this book thinking I could just read a few chapters and I totally lost part of tonight!!!!! Amazing! Engrossing! Omg can I be Indy?!?!? The suspense!!!!! And let’s not forget to mention...HOLY FREAKING ON FIRE HOT!!!!!!!!!! I CANNOT, repeat, CANNOT freaking wait to start the next one....tomorrow is gonna be rough with zero sleep...who needs sleep when you have Forge and Indy?!?!? 55

123happyreader

March never disappoints!5 star

I purposely waited to started reading this series because I can’t stand waiting for the final book. The suspense is too much for me. Thinking it would take me more than 4 days to read the first two books I started the series. Now here I sit book one and two done waiting for three. Couldn’t put the books down! Love this series! You can’t go wrong with a Meghan March book. 55

laddi hara

Meghan is amazing5 star

Thank you for this series. 55

Schxjktcnj

BEST BOOK EVER5 star

The writing, explanation of the plot, and how the characters come together is one of the best combination i have ever read in this book! I soooo recommend this AMAZING WONDERFUL BOOK 55

tastewart7845

Make them one book!5 star

I love Meghan March but her books are about 250 pages and usually in threes. Why not one book! I hate waiting for the next installment!! The books are great....worth a few hours of your time! 55

Uk in pa

Sleepless Night!5 star

I always read before bed and the night I started this book I didn’t sleep at all! I couldn’t stop. Just one more chapter I’d tell myself but I couldn’t put it down. It had me hooked! It was such a great read! I LOVED it! Highly recommend!!! 55

Wendy LeGrand

Meet the newest power couple from Meghan March!5 star

4.5 stars. Meghan is pulling out the big guns and starting 2019 off with a bang. Jericho Forge is alpha at its finest. He's gorgeous, he's driven, he's a billionaire, he's a beast in bed. What more could you ask for? Oh, I know! For my name to be India Baptiste! India is a professional poker player who is playing the game of her life, needing to win big, but all she ends up winning is the eye of Jericho. And that can't be a good thing, with the reputation he has as a ruthless businessman who may also be a pirate? But India knows how to hold her own, and the push and pull dynamic between these two was so fun to read. There's lots going on, and we haven't even scratched the surface yet. Plenty of twists, a whole lot of secrets being kept, forces coming at India from multiple sides. And in true Meghan fashion, she leaves us hanging by our fingernails with a cliffhanger! And I would be remiss if I didn't mention the hotness level between Indy and Jericho. Yeah, the sexy times were oh so sexy... Luckily the wait for book 2 is only a month away. I need answers and I need them now! 55

Judy Hartley

Meet your new favorite book couple!5 star

Get ready to meet your new favorite hero and heroine! Once you finish Deal With The Devil you will not be able to stop thinking about Jericho Forge and India (Indy) Baptiste. This story grabs you from the first page and doesn’t let you go. By the end you are left desperate for more. Set on the hedonistic island of Ibiza, it’s the perfect setting for the decadent lifestyle of a billionaire and a professional poker player. India finds herself in a desperate situation and wining an exclusive round of poker is the only way to fix the problem....until Jericho walks uninvited into the exclusive poker game. After that nothing goes as planed for either of them. You can’t go wrong with this fast paced and sizzling first book in this trilogy. 55

Virna Thompson

My favorite Meghan March book to-date! Loved it!5 star

I have to caveat this with I still have to read some of Meghan March’s older books, as I have only read her most recent releases, but to-date, Deal with the Devil is my number one read by this author. It was captivating and suspenseful and so freaking steamy! Though the steaminess was mostly the sexual tension between Jericho Forge and India right from the start. Because this one was one slow burning story! I was fortunate enough to listen to the audio of Deal with the Devil and let me tell you, Joe Arden and Erin Mallon were absolutely amazing narrators. They were Forge and India. They made me feel and experience the characters as if I was right there with them. I completely lost myself in the narration and did not want to stop listening! Jericho Forge could be cold, is very ruthless and arrogant. But he was also very protective and caring of those who meant something to him. But if you crossed him, you better watch out. India was a very interesting heroine. On the outside she was calm, cool, collected and confident, but she was also vulnerable and scared. She knew to stay away from Forge, but sometimes you need to make a deal with the devil to survive! I was riveted with Deal with the Devil by Meghan March right from the beginning. Jericho Forge is an enigma from the first page and though he is determined to keep to his plans, India throws everything for a loop. Then that ending! So many more questions! I cannot wait to start listening to the next book! This is a must-read/listen for all Meghan March fans! Happy reading/listening! 55

Jade Rolison

Jericho Forge is HOT!5 star

Fast paced read! Loved it! Jericho Forge is hot! Like melt your panties in seconds HOT! And India is a little spitfire! Great sexy read! Warning: it is a CLIFFHANGER!! Great job Meghan March! 55

Chloe Triv

What an introduction to a new series!5 star

The Forge Trilogy...Book One
I am one of those unfortunate souls that haven't read a Meghan March book.  Now before you start chasing me with pitchforks and torches, let me say that I have some of her books, some that were gifted to me and some that I grabbed when they were on sale.  They have been on my TBR list for way too long and when the opportunity came for me to start a reading a brand new trilogy from her, I felt like this was a sign from the higher powers (or the Devil...ironic, I think not) to remedy my situation.
Deal With The Devil....what a perfect name for this story! This is the beginning of the affair between Jericho Forge and India Baptiste.
Set in the beautiful island of Ibiza, Ms. March's words make you feel as you are right there, whether it be in a opulent casino, a cozy beachfront flat or a majestic super-yacht.
We get the introduction of both main players in this story, with just hints and little tidbits of their back stories.
Jericho Forge is a force of nature, he is a self made man.  He is almost omnipotent in his power and influence in those who he deems worthy to revolve in his orbit.  When he sets his sights on India Baptiste, he is determined to have her.  The reasons why are slowly given to you in this story.
India Baptiste is in a dire situation, with a goal in sight.  She is a champion poker player with a game face that nobody can break.  She hits a major stumbling block in her pursuit of her goal when she is introduced to Jericho Forge.  But is he the saving grace she needs or the devil she doesn't know.
The secondary characters bring such drama and depth to this already fantastic story.
Ms. March is the queen of tease! You are going to be left panting for more at the end of this, I bet you!! 55

Lbzoza

Helllooo Jericho5 star

Well hellooooo Jericho!! Where have you been hiding?! He is alpha through and through and he has set his sights on India. While I can’t say too much about the details of the books as I don’t want to spoil it, I will say that this book doesn’t dismaying any aspect! 55

Angelfoll

Perfection!5 star

Andddddd I just found my newest OBSESSION!!! Jericho Forge is the ULTIMATE ALPHA! I have no words. Meghan continues to blow me away with not only her writing, but her story telling. She has a skill unlike anything I’ve seen. Her ability to nail every story no long comes as a shock but now it’s an expectation, ( no pressure ) lol. No seriously I’m in awe of her mind. I do t know how her books get better and better because all of them are PHENOMENAL . Indy and Jericho heat up the pages in this little game he likes to call a deal. The twist and turns of events kept me guessing and shocked. It’s a captivating story that will keep you on edge. Prepare yourselves ladies, with a man like Forge and a smart mouthed Indy, I’m sure the next book is not only going to give us answers but in my experience with Meghan’s stories it’s probably also going to keep us guessing some more. UNBELIEVABLY INTENSE. Meghan once again brings us a story YOU WONT FORGET 55

KellyMcClure

Devil never looked so good5 star

How to review??? Five Stars is just not enough. This is the beginning of yet another trilogy by Ms. March. If you have read any of the other trilogies, like the Savage trilogy or the Sin trilogy, you are familiar with her use of anti-hero alpha males and strong heroines. Jericho Forge is going to take us on another wild ride. Without spoilers, it’s tough to do justice in a review. Just let me say this is an incredible beginning, with lots of open ended situations that are going to be amazing to watch resolve. The strong characters that Ms. March develops make for a very involved story and have you checking the calendars daily for the next book. If you haven’t read her other series, read this first and while you are patiently waiting for Luck of the Devil, catch up with the rest of series….you won’t be disappointed! 55

starstacy

I’d make a deal with this devil!5 star

I loved this book! I didn’t want to stop reading, so I didn’t & read it in one sitting! I was enraptured from the beginning by the story & the sizzling chemistry between India Baptiste & Jehico Forge! India & Forge’s battle of wills was something to behold, & I cared about them both as the story progressed. I love that India was a feisty survivor that cares about her family. I love that Forge was forged into the Alpha he is because of his past. He is a man who always gets what he wants, but may be brought to his knees by a woman who isn’t afraid of him. They both have secrets I can’t wait to find out. As always, Meghan March leaves us with a cliffhanger that had me slapping my hand to my forehead & waiting not-so-patiently to see what happens next! 55

Melbel721

Amazing 5 star read!!5 star

When I got a small glimpse of Jericho Forge at the end of Ms MArch's Reveling In Sin book, I was immediately intrigued. I made a wish that day we'd get his story and Ms March has given us that in spades with this first book of the Forge Trilogy. This author is a master at writing stories that keep you on the edge of your seat, and feeling as though you cant turn the pages fast enough to see what will happen next. Jericho Forge is one of the most sexiest alpha males I've read in a long time. When he walks into a room, his presence demands respect. He's ruthless, cunning, and will stop at nothing to get what he wants in life. The billionaire doesn't have to work hard to get the ladies attention and he knows it. That is until he cross paths with the gorgeous India Baptiste!!! Feeling like he's been punched in the gut, when he locks eyes with the beauty, he has no idea that his life will be turned upside down as he makes the decision to pursue her. I adored India's character, she strong, beautiful, smart, and loves her family fiercely. She's got the curves of a goddess, but she also showed a naivety that I loved. But India doesn't want anything to do with the sexy billionaire. She's in the middle of getting a family member out of trouble, and she's only has so much time to do that. But unfortunately for India, she's put herself into a situation she can't get out of, and Jericho Forge couldn't be happier!!! Ms March gives us one of her best romance stories to date, which is saying a lot because I love everything she's writes. This story is full of excitement, and intrigue never for one moment pausing to slow down. The relationship between Jericho and India is like drinking a fine wine. The sensual intimacy between them slowly builds through out the story, tantalizing you which I found extremely gratifying!! There are so many questions to be answered in this spellbinding and exciting story, and that is only magnified with the twist at the end of the book!! if there's one series you buy this year, make sure its this one. Their story will intoxicate and captivate you, as you enter in their world of adventure!!!!! 55


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