Review: Hell of a Ride (Elsewhere #1) by Yolanda Sfetsos

March 29, 2016 Review 0

Review: Hell of a Ride (Elsewhere #1) by Yolanda Sfetsos

It only takes one spark to start a bushfire...and no one sparks like a demon.

Elsewhere, Book 1

Lavie Grye has everyone fooled into believing she's over the untimely death of her aunt. Truth is, she's stuck in struggle town, dealing with bottled up grief by kicking some demonic butt. But when a hot, tempting demon named Saul comes knocking for help, she can't turn him down.

There's a high-ranking demonic duke loose on the eastern side of Australia, literally scorching his sigil into the land. Unless he's stopped, he'll destroy the world's intricate network of ley lines.

Lavie and Saul head out on a road trip to the next city Saul thinks the three-headed demon and his crazy conjurer partner will be targeting: Melbourne. Along the way, Lavie discovers the danger burns a path all the way back to a well-hidden family secret. And, with Saul's help, begins to learn how to be comfortable in her own skin.

That is, if they can defeat the threat, ensure no more safe havens are destroyed-and manage to evade the killing shadows of Saul's past.

Warning: This book features a feisty demon hunter and a demonically sexy prince, embarking on one hell of a road trip. Buckle your seatbelt-jumping the fire line can get dicey.

Title: Hell of a Ride
Author: Yolanda Sfetsos
Series: Elsewhere #1
Published by Samhain Publishing
Source: Author
Published: March 29, 2016
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 261
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames
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300 Review

Yowza! What an adventure! I devoured Hell of a Ride in one day. Lavie is quite the character. She’s not perfect, and has her flaws but she is one kick-ass demon hunter! Saul, Seere, Seir, Sear, Sea…any way you refer to him he’s hot! What can I say? I’ve got this thing for smoking (Pun intended!) hot men. There’s a lot of water under their bridge and how he helps her overcome it all just had me melting. Nevertheless, hot sex scenes aside, this is one action pack story. Lots of extra characters to really keep things interesting. I’ll admit, I did have a few times I struggled keeping everything straight in my head. There IS quite a lot going on, but, I pushed through it and then everything clicked right into place. The whole take on demon patches was new to me and provides a nice change of pace to the over-played usage of realms. Seriously, this book has it all – great characters, epic battles, a mystery to solve and new experiences. Anyone who isn’t reading this book is missing out.

If I had to nitpick one thing, it would be all the references to things that had happened in the past. I’ve check and rechecked, I KNOW this is book one in the Elsewhere series. However, I kept feeling like I was joining a party already in progress. There’s a lot of backstory for Lavie, which, as something that could pertain to it is mentioned, it is immediately explained. Example: the demonic seeds. They happened in the past, and even though they are explained, I had the feeling I should already know about them. There’s all sorts of things that happen throughout the book that get the same similar treatment. I see there is a previous series that stars one of the secondary characters, Sierra. I’m not sure if reading that series was necessary to help fill in the blanks, but if it was, a heads up would have been nice.

My one nitpick aside, I really enjoyed my first book by author Yolanda Sfetsos. The intrigue, mystery and characters that infuse this book certainly were an exciting surprise for me. And for once the title fits exactly how I felt about a book. Hell of a Ride was very much of a hell of a ride. I for one cannot wait to get my hands on the second book!



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