Review: Beg Me To Slay – Lisa Kessler
Beg Me To Slay – 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.
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The older I get, the more I fall in love with paranormal romance novels, but the less I enjoy how quickly everything happens. I completely understand that typical mythology behind these paranormal characters I love so much is how quick the bonding/mating process is, but I so often see these hyper-rational, intensely logical characters reduced to a mess of emotions and need that it can get old fast. Luckily, most authors are able to write such amazing stories that you can easily wrap your mind around the enhanced timelines — especially considering the intense situations that the characters find themselves in. I can truly understand how those situations throw people together to create such chemistry and friction.
Lisa Kessler's Beg Me to Slay is one such story that is able to throw two characters together into an intense situation, have them fall for each other and make it seem perfectly acceptable.
Kessler's characters are written so exquisitely that you can't help but love each of them individually and when they work together, you love them even more. Tegan is such an incredibly strong woman that she could have carried the story all on her own. After surviving a horrific attack four years prior, Tegan has found a way to make herself strong and vows to never be a victim again. When her life is disrupted again by her attacker, she turns to Gabe for help. Gabe is also a victim of something that happened in the past – his scars may be different, but they make him exactly the person Tegan needs. He vows a solitary mission to defend humanity from a threat they know nothing about but when he teams up with Tegan they find that there is more to the partnership than either expected.
Beg Me to Slay encompasses an intricate world of humans, demons and witchcraft. Kessler has created characters – even those on the periphery with such depth that it leaves you wanting to know more about each one of them. Aside from Tegan and Gabe, there are family members, friends, “associates” and others that just keep a hold on the reader and burrow into your subconscious so even after they are gone from your page, they stick with you.
Kessler even finds a way to make the reader question so many things within reality – like fate, destiny and how coincidental occurrences actually are. When an author manages to get me thinking about my own life in relation to their story even long after I've finished the book, then you know it's a book to recommend.
Review by Megan for ILVN