Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Review: Demon Hunting in the Deep South by Lexi George

Demon Hunting in the Deep South
Author: Lexi George
Release Date: August 1, 2012
Publisher: Kensington
Demon Hunting Book #2
ISBN:   0758263112
ISBN13: 9780758263117
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: Netgalley

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’s…

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.

I seem to be doing this a lot lately but I read DEMON HUNTING IN THE DEEP SOUTH before realizing it was the second book of the Demon Hunting series. Honestly I had no clue, there were some instances where characters refereed to some stuff that might have happened in a previous installment but I was never lost and felt the the story as a stand alone was good. 

Evie has amnesia when it comes to her past with Ansgar but you quickly realize that they were made for each other and are better people together. There was some lost relationship building due to it being book 2 but If I had read book 1 I wouldn't have felt like that so I wont deduct stars for that purpose alone. I enjoyed the secondary characters, it was my first time meeting them of course but I had no trouble feeling like I got to know them. I really enjoyed Brand, Ansgar's brother and Addy, Evie's best friend and might go back and read DEMON HUNTING IN DIXIE just to read their story. There was a nice bit of Demon fighting action towards the end but most of the book was investigating and trying to figure out how to prove that Evie didn't kill her bosses wife. I enjoyed watching Evie come out of her shell as the story progressed and there was a great amount of humor thrown in around every corner.

DEMON HUNTING IN THE DEEP SOUTH was a fun, easy read. Lexi did hint at what might be coming in future books. I think I have a good idea who the book might a involve and I would continue the series.

I gave it 3.5 stars