Saturday, August 20, 2011

Review: Original Sin (Personal Demons #2) by Lisa Desrochers

Luc Cain was born and raised in Hell, but he isn’t feeling as demonic as usual lately—thanks to Frannie Cavanaugh and the unique power she never realized she had. But you can’t desert Hell without consequences, and suddenly Frannie and Luc find themselves targeted by the same demons who used to be Luc’s allies.

Left with few options, Frannie and Luc accept the protection of Heaven and one of its most powerful angels, Gabe. Unfortunately, Luc isn’t the only one affected by Frannie, and it isn’t long before Gabe realizes that being around her is too…tempting. Rather than risk losing his wings, he leaves Frannie and Luc under the protection of her recently-acquired guardian angel.

Which would be fine, but Gabe is barely out the door before an assortment of demons appears—and they’re not leaving without dragging Luc back to Hell with them. Hell won’t give up and Heaven won’t give in. Frannie’s guardian exercises all the power he has to keep them away, but the demons are willing to hurt anyone close to Frannie in order to get what they want. It will take everything she has and then some to stay out of Hell’s grasp.

And not everyone will get out of it alive.

Okay, the entire book was like a game of love tennis. Back and forth, back and forth. Gabe, Luc. Luc, Gabe! Exhausting!!!!

Original Sin was a whole lot darker than the first book. It has more action and is much steamier in the romance department. I didn't care much for the succubus story line and didn't like the direction the author took with Matt (Franny's angel twin brother). There were also parts of the story where I didn't understand what was going on; the writing was confusing and I couldn't get a clear mental picture.

I did enjoy the increased role of Gabe. Even though he is gone for most of the first half of the book; he has a greater presence in the overall story. I am starting to feel "swayed" towards team Gabe :-)

I was impressed that the author was able to add another POV to the story without it becoming confusing; she made it work. I would love to see Gabe's POV added to book 3. I think it would bring a positive element to the series and add alot to the story.

Though it has its faults, the story will keep you turning the pages up until the big OMG cliffhanger ending; encouraging you to follow the series through to the next book.

Other books you may like:

Heavenly (Heavenly, #1)ProvidenceSuccubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1)

Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens
Providence  by Jamie McGuire
Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead (adult)

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