Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Beg Me to Slay by Lisa Kessler

Title: Beg Me to Slay
Author: Lisa Kessler
From: Netgalley
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 30th December 2013
Challenges: 2016 Blogger ShameSummer COYER 20162016 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge,
Links: Goodreads - Amazon 
Synopsis (from Goodreads); He will slay her demons, but his love could cost her life...Four years ago, a strange creature attacked Tegan Ashton and no one believed her. Determined never to be a victim again, she’s devoted her life to martial arts and self-defense. When her assailant returns to finish what he started, she has to find the one man who might be able to help. Gabriel Smith is a private investigator by day and demon slayer by night. After those closest to him were murdered, he vowed to defend people from a threat they don't realize exists. But his biggest threat might be the feelings Tegan brings out in him. He cares–too much. And since everyone he loves dies, he has to struggle to keep things professional. Fighting the hordes of demons on their tail is a breeze compared to dealing with the secrets they refuse to share. 

Beg Me to Slay was a fairly easy read. It was clear from the start that the two of them were going to fall for each other and they did pretty fast. However it didn't fell particularly rushed partly due to a small cast of characters and the fact tht they went through some drama and as such their relationship was kind of intense. 

I liked that Kessler put a lot of thought into the background and lore in Beg Me to Slay. There was information about the various demons and other paranormal happenings, which kind of makes it a bit disappointing that there is only one book and not more from Tegan and Gabe! 

Both Tegan and Gabe had history and both could be counted as victims, but equally they both had a determination to never be victims again. While they couldn't heal completely on their own they did a good job of making sure they were prepared. 

There was action, romance and demons a plenty in Beg Me to Slay (though I was slightly surprised about it not being about vampires...then again teaches me not to read the blurb first!)