by Lexie George
Kindle Edition – Read August 9, 2012
Cost: $8.59 (As of This Post)
A warrior, a demon, and the girl next door…
Looking For Trouble
Addy Corwin is a florist with an attitude. A bad attitude, or so her mama says, ‘cause she’s not looking for a man. Mama’s wrong. Addy has looked. There’s just not much to choose from in Hannah, her small Alabama hometown. Until Brand Dalvahni shows up, a supernaturally sexy, breathtakingly well-built hunk of a warrior from-well, not from around here, that’s for sure. Mama thinks he might be European or maybe even a Yankee. Brand says he’s from another dimension.
Addy couldn’t care less where he’s from. He’s gorgeous. Serious muscles. Disturbing green eyes. Brand really gets her going. Too bad he’s a whack job. Says he’s come to rescue her from a demon. Puh-lease. But right after Brand shows up, strange things start to happen. Dogs talk and reanimated corpses stalk the quite streets of Hannah. Her mortal enemy Meredith, otherwise known as the Death Starr, breaks out in a severe and inexplicable case of butt boils. Addy might not know what’s going on, but she definitely wants a certain sexy demon hunter by her side when it all goes down…
This book has been on my to read list for a few months and I finally got to it. This book started out right in the thick of things, which is always nice, I like fast starts, and you get what the story is all about right in the first chapter. Addy goes running is attacked by demons, one marks her and almost kills her until Brand mysteriously shows up and makes it his personal mission to keep her safe. This book is set in the south and since I’ve grown up in the south I am used to Southernisms, I mean it is easy for me to imagine the southern drawl and the girls that are described in the story, and if you don’t think people are actually like this and moms aren’t like that then…you didn’t grow up here. I found that the story was funny and the action was ok and the romance was alright too. As far as romance goes it sex, story, story, sex, sex , lots of story, sex, but it’s not too graphic, it’s just right there at the beginning. There is some ridiculousness to the story and after a while the southernisms really grate on my nerves, I mean I’m southern and yes every southern state is different and small towns are more typical of the southern speak but geez it does get annoying. It’s like the author tried to find every southern saying to shove into this book to imply that this is deep south, hicksville. Ok other than that the story was ok, the actual demon part though was a bit disappointing, the story revolves more around the romance of Brand and Addy than it does around the demons in town so the ending was kind of meh. Overall the story does have some laughs, romance and a bit of action and it’s not the best but it is entertaining.
“Mister, you’re six-foot-four if you’re an inch, and you look like a cross between Thor and an escapee from Rivendell. The clothes don’t exist that would make you inconspicuous.”