Paranormal Romance, Demons, Magic
Ebook $2.99 (188 pages, ENTANGLED COVET)
He'll slay her demons, but it may cost her heart...
Four years ago Tegan Ashton was attacked. Determined never to be a victim again, she devotes her life to martial arts and self-defense. When her assailant returns to finish what he started, only one person can help her.
Gabe is a private investigator by day and demon slayer by night. After losing loved ones, he vows to defend people from a threat they don't realize exists.
The relationship is supposed to be strictly business, but fighting demons together stirs up emotions they never expected. Turns out demon slaying is a breeze compared to facing their scarred pasts and even worse - hearts.
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Whet your appetite for more Kessler! (4 stars)
Tegan Ashton is a young woman trying to move past a terrifying attack that left her scarred. When a chance encounter with her attacker leaves her with no other options she hires a private investigator. Gabe isn't just any P.I., he's got generations of demon slayer heritage in his blood. If they're going to hunt down Tegan's attacker they've got to work together, learning from one another. But it's hard to keep their relationship strictly business when their chemistry draws them together like a moth and a flame. As long as it's nothing more than physical they can make it work... until emotions cloud their judgment and it all goes to hell.
If you're one of my followers you're probably sick of hearing me gush about how much I adore Kessler and her work. Well guess what... if you are then stop reading this review. ;)
While BEG ME TO SLAY isn't my favorite of her novels it's the one I'm going to tell all newbies to try first. There's luscious chemistry between Tegan and Gabe, I loved the push and pull they had with one another. That she became a fighter after she was attacked made me have instant liking for her. Nothing wrong with a character being brought down by something like that but I loved that Tegan decided to be so proactive. Gabe is classic Kessler, strong but not a bulldozer, romantic but not in a cheesy way.
The only thing I didn't like about BMTS was that it was at category length. As a fan of her longer work it was hard not having all of the intricate details of the world and a mythology to chew on. If you've read her other series consider this one the appetizer version. It's a page turner and had a great world, it's just not as intricate as her full length work. Covet addicts—like myself—should definitely pick this one up not only to sample the latest authorial inductee to the Covet club but because this is the first slayer story we've really had.
A RhiReading recommended read for Covet lovers, Kessler fans, and as a perfect starting point for newbies to both the author and the imprint.
Notes: ARC received via publisher.