Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Review for Demon Hunting in the Deep South by Lexi George

Title: Demon Hunting in the Deep South
Author: Lexi George

Description: The warrior and the wallflower.

Shy, self-conscious Evie Douglass tries to stay under the radar, especially when her nemesis Meredith Peterson, aka The Death Starr, is anywhere around. Meredith and her bitch posse of skinny girlfriends have tormented Evie since the seventh grade, calling her names like The Whale and Thunder Thighs.

Evie tries to stay invisible, but that’s not an easy thing for a plus-sized gal to do in a small town like Hannah, Alabama. She finds it doubly hard to avoid Meredith’s wrath once she takes a job at the lumber mill. You see, Meredith’s husband is Evie’s new boss. Translation: more torture time for The Death Starr.
Evie thinks things couldn’t get much worse until the morning she finds Meredith’s bloody body sprawled across her desk. Typical Meredith, she gets herself dead mere days after a very public scene in which Meredith accuses Evie of having an affair with her husband. Worse, the murder weapon is found in Evie’s car.

Suddenly, Evie is the Number One suspect in a sensational murder case. But she’s got bigger problems. Hannah is infested with demons—soul sucking, body snatching creatures of evil—and, for some reason, they want Evie. The only thing standing between Evie and death or possible possession is a hunky blond demon slayer named Ansgar.

Ansgar is a Dalvahni warrior, a supernaturally gorgeous race whose sole purpose is to hunt down and capture rogue demons.

Evie could almost swear that Ansgar is interested in more than demons. He seems interested in her. Ridiculous, of course, because he’s sex on two legs and she is…

Well, she’s Whaley Douglass.

To add to Evie’s troubles, Meredith doesn't even have the decency to stay dead. She shows back up as a ghost and she’s more of a beyotch than ever. Meredith has deathnesia—she can't remember who killed her—leaving Evie to solve the mystery herself, or go to jail for a murder she didn't commit.

My Thoughts: I would like to first state that I jumped in without reading book one. Though I had no problem following the book and falling in love with the characters, I will be going back and reading book one. Mainly because I have to read Addy's story since I think she is my kinda heroine, but also because I believe you get insight on Evie and Ansgar's beginning.

Evie happened to show up at her office and find the nemesis, that made her life hell by picking on her, murdered. Not only that, but they made it look like she took out the "Death Starr”. Ansgar jumps in and rescues Evie before she makes a bigger mistake.  Who would think shy, no confidence Evie could kill another human being? As small towns goes, Hannah, Alabama residents are on the spunky side with a whole lot of supernatural. After months of not feeling anything, Ansgar makes Evie come back to life. It's just too bad that she is having all these feelings while she may go to jail for murder. Fighting against the clock, or should I say bars slamming, they set out to prove it wasn't her while the relationship, love, and passion grows.

George has strong characters in both leading and secondary roles. Like I said, I will be going back to read Addy's book because she had me rolling in laughter with the things that came out of her mouth. As for this book, Evie was more of a subdued leading lady, but she held her own.  Normally, if a character isn't as fierce as I’d like, I get bored easily. You can say in this case, Evie was well written as she didn't irk me. Instead, I felt myself connecting and relating to her.
Oh Ansgar, you are a sexy beast of a demon hunter. You can sense the love and passion between him and Evie from the beginning even though Evie doesn't remember it. Her body and heart haven’t forgotten the past (another reason to read book one).

This was a bit of a murder mystery thrown in with a side of laughter and a whole lot of romance and some passionate encounters. George also leaves an opening for future stories. I for one can't wait for a certain demoniod to bring a certain leader to his knees, as well as a sexy sheriff’s story to come into play. If George keeps with her unique blend of humor and smexy characters, she has a winner with this series. I can see myself re-reading these books.


4.5 out of 5 Stars

You can purchase it here ~ Amazon / B&N

You can find Lexi George here ~ Facebook Author Page / Goodreads

4 comments:

Lexi said...

Yay, Lindsey! Thanks for the awesome review! Me=grinning.

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

I can't wait to get a little free reading time to read this one. It sounds like such a fun read :)

Thanks for the review!


~Anna
herding cats & burning soup

lindsey hutchison @ United By Books said...

Anna

this is a great series to check out especially if you like to crack up in the midst of smexiness

Lindsey

lindsey hutchison @ United By Books said...

Lexi,

I adore this series and am so glad you loved the review

Lindsey