Sunday, December 9, 2012

Review of Deliver Me from Temptation

DELIVER ME FROM TEMPTATION may be purchased here.

Tess Hilaire

Logan Calhoun, a Paladin angel warrior, first meets Detective Jessica Waters while chasing a succubus with two other Paladin warriors.   When Jessica interferes thinking the succubus is a helpless victim, Logan is forced to wipe her memory of the incident.  Logan hopes to never see the attractive detective again, because Jessica is likely to regain her memory, if she sees him.  However, fate has other plans for Logan and Jessica, when Logan has to go to Jessica's precinct the next day, and they meet again.  These two are greatly attracted to each other, but a long-lived Paladin and a human seems to be a tragic romance, especially with Lucifer and his evil henchman in the picture.

DELIVER ME FROM TEMPTATION is an entertaining, paranormal romance with spectacular world-building and multi-faceted characters.  Ms. Hilaire creates a vibrant world, which jumps off the pages and transports the reader to a world, in which good and evil collide.  Jessica is a rather tortured heroine.  Since the death of her sister, Jessica has made it her mission to put scum away and find justice for their victims.  Unfortunately,  her quest has become something of an obsession and her thirst for justice skirts the edge of a quest for vengeance.  Logan is a great hero, who has many responsibilities and issues with his father, the leader of the Paladin council.  As heir apparent to his father and the last of the new generations pure bloods, Logan must make tough decisions and overcome his father's prejudices against non-pure bloods.  Logan and Jessica's love seems destined for failure, but a strong hero and heroine will fight for their love and a happily-ever-after.  The only small quibble,that I have with this book, is that the ending seems a little abrupt.  Other than this, I thoroughly enjoyed DELIVER ME FROM TEMPTATION, and I'm on pins and needles waiting for the next book in the series.

NOTE:  I received this book in return for an unbiased review.