He makes good girls…bad.
Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of Hell’s best–a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.
Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:
Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within 10 days.
Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of Hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect–he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried.
I finally met THE Dante Walker and I’m in love. He’s truly the coolest bad boy I’ve had the pleasure to meet and now I get why everybody was raving about him (and still do).
The Collector is the story of Dante Walker. He collects souls for the big bad guy (Lucifer) and he loves it. He’s actually the best at what he does. He’s selfish, arrogant and he doesn’t care a thing about people other than himself. So when he is assigned to collect the soul of one girl, it shouldn’t have been a problem because he’s 100% bad boy. But he didn’t expect for good girl Charlie to resist his devilish charms and that the bad boy would start doubting his intentions.
Dante is so not nice but it’s extremely hard not to like his character. His thoughts were amusing and you can’t help but follow him along as he goes about his soul-collecting business. I had FUN being in his shoes and even more when he started developing a tiny conscience. Being inside his head was a nice change instead of being in the female lead’s character. I would not have enjoyed this book as much if it had been told in Charlie’s point of view because this book’s soul IS Dante Walker.
There were a lot of moments where I did think that Dante was too harsh towards Charlie, but that was his character being true to himself. Dante points out to us that Charlie is not the perfect looking girl you’d expect to read about. She doesn’t have perfect hair or teeth, she has pimples on her face, no curves and walks with a limp. However, this girl is so nice and has the loveliest heart. Despite every bad thing that has happened in her life, she has found a way to help others and herself.
It thrilled me to no end when Dante started falling for Charlie. It was slow and steady, but exciting since our bad boy Dante was falling for the one person that he shouldn’t and couldn’t have. And I loved when he would get jealous. Dante? Jealous? Yes!
The Collector was such a good read and I can’t recommend it enough. This awesome book got me out of my reading slump and now I’m moving on to the sequel, The Liberator. If you haven’t read this book then I must beg you to pick it up. Dante Walker is waiting to charm his way into your heart, but careful, he might steal your soul while he’s at it. 😉