Beg Me to Slay by Lisa Kessler
Published by Entangled
Published on: December 30, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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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.
I will read all kinds of paranormal books, but I just really don’t like books featuring demons all that much. Sometimes, but not often. I picked this book up because I enjoyed the author’s work in the past, and actually I did think the premise sounded good.
Tegan endured a horrific attack four years ago, and ended up in a mental institution because she couldn’t handle her memories of that attack. She’s finally getting a sort of life back, owns and runs her own dojo, and is a black belt. Her whole life revolves around self defense. What she doesn’t realize is that she was attacked by a demon. Through a series of events(no spoilers!), she hires a private detective with paranormal experience. Gabe, as a secret demon slayer, realizes as soon as he sees her scar from the attack, that they are dealing with a really terrible demon. He also realizes that he really wants Tegan for himself. As for Tegan, she’s just afraid of any man’s touch since the attack.
The characters of Tegan and Gabe were so well drawn by the author, that I felt like I knew them. Their sexual chemistry together was off the charts. Tegan is beautiful, determined,strong, and a true survivor. Gabe is everything a demon slayer should be, strong, hard headed, and also determined. It doesn’t hurt that he is also a super hot guy! He’s had his own share of heartbreak in his life, losing his fiancee, and parents to demons. Weirdly enough, my other favorite character, ended up being a roly-poly, demon snitch, named Lago.
Not only was this book a really good, sensual romance, it was a pretty kick butt read as well. Action packed, with lots of green demon blood, and goo for days. Well imagined world building rounded out this book beautifully. In this world, all different kinds of demons exist, as well as witches. Tegan’s Welsh ancestry comes into play, with a family line that she never knew she belonged to, a line that puts her in the demons path. I enjoyed the authors vision of all the different types of demons, their names, descriptions and abilities. Very imaginative.
If you enjoy a fast paced paranormal romance, with easy flowing dialogue, good characters, steamy sexual situations, and lots of action, I highly recommend this read. I am not sure if there will be more books in this series, but it sure seemed like there could be, and by the same token, it can also stand alone.