Review: Beg Me to Slay by Lisa Kessler

January 13, 2014 Review 1

Review: Beg Me to Slay by Lisa Kessler

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

Title: Beg Me to Slay
Author: Lisa Kessler
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Hunter's Moon, Blue Moon
Published by Entangled Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: December 30 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 196
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Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames

Tegan Ashton is tired of being a victim.  After being attacked four years ago she has retreated from the world, focusing on her dojo and honing her self defense techniques.  Until the night she sees her attacker burying a woman’s body on a beach and she knows she has to act.  When the police don’t believe her she takes matters into her own hands and hires a private investigator to find the man that attacked her.  What she gets is a demon hunter that not only believes she was bitten in her attack but that her attacker is still out there.

Tegan and Gabe are both survivors in different ways.  Tegan from her attack and Gabe from the deaths of his fiancé and parents.  We get alternating pov’s from Tegan and Gabe so we are able to see how their tragedies affect them in different ways.  Gabe has closed himself off from relationships and his emotions so that the demons he hunts can’t use anyone against him.  Tegan has distanced herself from life out of fear of her attacker.  Throughout the book, we watch as they learn to trust one another and the emotions that are being brought to the surface.

I enjoyed watching Tegan and Gabe circle each other before finally taking the steps into a relationship.  This book progresses really fast but it doesn’t seem unrealistic when you are reading it.  Everything that happens seems perfectly plausible.  The pacing was pretty fast and there where quite a few twists and turns that surprised me.  There were demons, witches, slayers, curses, legends, romance ect.  Each page was interesting and made it hard to stop reading when real life would interject.

I really enjoyed this book.  This is my first book by Kessler but it will not be my last.  The writing was great and had a very natural flow.  Moments of humor broke up what could be a pretty serious story and made the characters more enjoyable to read.  I also really enjoyed the epilogue (I am a sucker for a good epilogue) and how it gave some insight into the characters a few months later.  I would love to read more about these characters and see what else the future holds for them.

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