Devil's Pass | Review

Title: Devil’s Pass
Series: The Harlequin Crew #0.5
Author: Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti
Pages: 145 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★★


Ten years ago, The Harlequin Boys broke my heart.

I thought my life was complete with them at my side, the five of us against the world, having each other’s backs no matter what the cost.

I’d fight for them until my dying breath.

It’s just a shame they didn’t feel the same.

Once upon a time, my imperfect world shone bright with the light of four boys I would have killed for.

This is the story of how they destroyed me.

This is a 45k prequel novella to the Harlequin Crew series. These books have dark themes, violence, criminals, gangs, and an enemies to lovers romance that will make your heart pound, break it a little and then crush it beneath the boots of four black hearted men who our girl might just fall for anyway.


This book was provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti!

The Devil’s Pass is a novella in the The Harlequin Crew series and tells the story of Rogue and her guys Chase, Fox, JJ and Maverick. This novella is set ten years before the first book in the series, Sinners' Playground.

When I found out that Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti are writing a new series, I was so excited! I was even more excited when I got an ARC of this novella. Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti have mainly been writing Dystopian and Fantasy, so I’m always excited when they’re writing something different, like The Boys of Sinners Bay series and now The Harlequin Crew series.

While reading Devil’s Pass I got some The Bullets (Coralee June) vibes and I didn’t mind at all. The Bullets was such a good series and it’s not per se similar, but I got the same vibes and I liked that. I’m also usually not the biggest fan of short stories or novellas because they’re not always that long so you don’t get enough information. But Devil’s Pass was the perfect length with enough information and it makes you want to read the first book in the series.

I really enjoyed reading about Rogue. She’s such a funny character and I couldn’t stop laughing with everything she says and thinks. Some examples are cock minefield, crab dance, trouser snakes, … HILARIOUS! I also really liked meeting all four guys. I don’t have a favourite one (yet) but I do want to say thank you to Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti for putting some diversity in their books. JJ is an Asian guy and he’s not that muscular, he’s more on the skinnier side and it’s something realistic and I like that.

I loved Devil’s Pass. It gave me a good overview of what happened ten years ago and I’m really looking forward to the first book in the series. I cannot wait to read more about Rogue and the guys. I’m excited to read about the changes and things that happened in those 10 years. Luckily I don’t have to wait long because the book will release in November!