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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Drea's Review: A Demon in Love

Title: A Demon in Love
Author: Holley Trent
Series: Sons of Gulielmus, #2
Format: ebook
Source: Author
Release Date: May 5th 2014
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Length: Novel
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Rating: 3.5-stars

Drea's Review:
I received this book via the author in exchange for an honest review.

Half incubus Charles has found his soul mate and she happens to be the woman he’s been sent to find and protect against his demon father Gulielmus. Marion knows nothing of the supernatural, least of all that she’s got demons hunting for her thanks to her parents’ transgressions. She does know she doesn’t want to get tied down to any man. In stalks Charles. A harmless fling sounds like a good idea with this hottie. But harmless has a tendency to turn to harm when demons are involved, even half demons.

Yes, another Holley Trent book. This one started off really well. I instantly loved Marion and the interplay between the heroine and hero. Marion is one of Ms. Trent’s trademark snarky heroines. I love that her chicks take no crap from anyone (even demons). And Charles is a great hero: big, strong, charming…everything you want in a fictional crush.

The problem I had with the story was that the pair spent so very much of the story bickering…and not in a fun, snark kind of way. They were apart more than they were together, some of it because of hiding things from each other and miscommunication. When they were together there was much sniping, but not in the way that amused me as I usually find in Ms. Trent's books. I wanted to smack both characters several times for the things they kept from each other and how dang long it took to iron it all out. They do get their happily ever after, finally, and that was nice.

In terms of the series, this is the second book in the Sons of Gulielmus (and there’s a novella in between, too). There is a bit that you miss out on by not reading the others—key characters we meet in the other book(s). You could get away with jumping in with this one, but I’d suggest trying A Demon In Waiting first.

8 comments:

  1. it's always annoying when you want to shake the characters because of what they're doing. But well maybe.

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    1. Yeah, sometimes they pull themselves out of it and it's worth it, though :)

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  2. Harsh bickering is annoying & not cute at all. The cover doesn't scream PNR. I like that the hero is an incubus, I haven't read a creature like that in a long time

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    1. This whole series features incubi, if you're into that sort of thing.

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  3. I like some good bickering but hard when it misses that mark from fun/snarky bickering to just digs. Hopefully the next will be more her usual style.

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  4. Ah, too bad, I prefer funny bickering. The cover is nice to look at, though ;)

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  5. I haven't read any of her PNR books as of yet, I'll have to give this a go , but I'll start with the first book. I like that he a incubi...that's all kinds of sexxy.

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