If you had to choose between Heaven and Hell, which would it be?
Are you sure about that...?
Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a wicked streak. She's spent years keeping everyone at a distance--even her closest friends--and it seems her senior year will be more of the same...until Luc Cain enrolls in her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can't seem to stay away from him. What she doesn't know is that Luc works in Acquisitions--for Hell--and she possesses a unique skill set that has the king of Hell tingling with anticipation. All Luc has to do is get her to sin, and he's as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn't stand a chance.
Unfortunately for Luc, Heaven has other plans, and the angel, Gabe, is going to do whatever it takes to make sure that Luc doesn't get what he came for. And it isn't long before they find themselves fighting for more than just her soul.
But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay...for all of them.
When I first heard the description of Personal Demons, I wasn't sure it was for me. I always tend to lean towards contemporary, and I'd been burned a few too many times by urban fantasies and paranormal romances that just didn't live up to my expectations. Still, something about this one brought me in - perhaps it was the promise that it would be pretty steamy. I like steamy, and this book was hot as hell.
But there's more to Personal Demons than sex appeal, as I very quickly discovered. What I found upon reading this smart, well-written novel was a cast of fun and real characters, a plot that kept me turning pages, and a romance I wouldn't soon forget.
What struck me first about Personal Demons was the character of Frannie. She's small, but tough - I mean, seriously, she can flip a guy over her shoulder, the girl can take care of herself - and she's complicated. Frannie has a lot of skeletons in her closet, things she'd like to forget, and some major, major regrets. She's also struggling with her religious beliefs while living in a very devout Catholic family.
And, as if that isn't bad enough, she's got Heaven and Hell fighting for her soul.
I loved Frannie for her flaws and her complexities. She felt like a real girl, and it made sympathizing with her easy.
Then there is Luc. He's the leading man in this saga, and it's hard not to love him. He's supposed to be tagging Frannie's soul for hell, but even when Luc is being bad, as a reader, I couldn't help loving him. He has a great sense of humor about it all, and it was fun to watch him steadily grow as a character.
Personal Demons manages to be dark, funny, and sexy all at once. I read it from cover to cover - and that's both times I've read it now. Even on a second read through, it is utterly impossible to put down. Hands down, one of the best YA paranormal romances I've ever read.