Thursday, January 2, 2014

[Pat's Review]: "Beg Me to Slay"

Beg Me to Slay by Lisa Kessler
Publisher: Entangled: Covet (December 30, 2013) 
Genre: Paranormal Romance

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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Pat's Review:

This is an exciting, paranormal adventure with demons, dragons, witches and a PI/paranormal investigator named Gabriel Smith who just happens to be a Demon Slayer.

Our heroine is Tegan Ashton, a victim of a violent crime four years ago. She survived, but spent a year in a mental institution recovering. She vowed she would never be a victim again. She has a black belt, and owns her own dojo.  One night watching the beach she sees a man burying a body in the sand, and when he looks up, she sees the face of her attacker.  She immediately calls the police, but they can find no trace. She knows what she saw.  Googling PI's she sees Gabe's information and knows he is her last hope. They meet. He agrees to take her case. The adventure begins!

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. One of the interesting aspects of this book was the humor Ms. Kessler used to tell her story. The banter between Gabe and Tegan is delightful, and Gabe's "snitch" Lagos provides some hysterical comic relief. There is danger, spells and  messy deaths and some very HOT scenes.  A very strong female character, and a man determined not to become involved make for an entertaining romantic twist. There are also bits of Gaelic/Welsh myths and legends.

I think readers who enjoy paranormal stories, with romance and humor will find this novel well worth reading.

    4 STARS!

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Pat received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Meet Pat:

Hi I'm Pat Fordyce. I am a retired pediatric nurse living in coastal North Carolina. Being retired I get to do one of my favorite things .....READ..... I love to read and talk about books, and my reviews are my voice. I also volunteer at our Public Library a few days a week. So glad to be joining The Book Queen's group of guest reviewers.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! :) Woohoo, you've officially reviewed the first book of 2014 here on the blog! Clearly I need to get my butt in gear . . .

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LdyDisney said...

Thanks for reading and reviewing Beg Me to Slay!

I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!

Lisa :)

Kame said...

Love the cover! Great job Pat!

Red Iza said...

The cover is mouthwatering and I love the blurb ! Thanks for pointing that one out :)

Anna@herding cats&burning soup said...

Ooo sounds good to me! Thanks for the heads up Pat! It's a new one for me. Definitely gonna check it out :)