Saturday, August 24, 2013

THE DEMON'S DESIRE by Kendra Leigh Castle Earns 4.5♥s

The Demon's Desire

(Hearts of the Fallen, #2)
by Kendra Leigh Castle

Rating: 4.5♥s Excellent / Highly Recommended
Sensuality: Hot
Audience: Adult
Length: Novel
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 26, 2013

A Stormy Fallen Angel
Meresin is a fallen angel turned demon. During his time in Hell, he was made into a weapon. He has a storm within him, and is able to use lightning to do his bidding. He is also out of control.

Meresin and his brother fallen angels escaped Hell and are living in the underground vampire city, Terra Noctem. Meresin has had trouble adapting. He rages out of control, often attacking citizens of the city.

The One Woman Who Can Soothe Him
Drusilla, "Dru," is a 2,000 year old vampire. Years ago, she kissed Meresin as a distraction. Nothing came of the kiss. But they've both been distracted ever since.

Dru is the one woman who can soothe the raging storm that brews within Meresin. 

One Last Chance
Meresin is given one last chance at redemption by the archangel Uriel. He must return to his origins in a quest that he may not return from. But Dru is determined that he won't go alone. And now, because of a fateful incident, her life is tied to his.

A Poignant Love Story
Meresin is solitary, moody, and living in torment from his time in Hell. He's a strong weapon on the outside, but on the inside he's lost and vulnerable. The only bright spot in his life is Dru. Ever since she kissed him, he hasn't been able to get her out of his mind. He fantasizes about her night and day. She's the only one who can reach him when he's unstable.

Dru also can't get their kiss out of her head. She's a strong woman and a fighter. But even after 2,000 years she's still reeling from a relationship gone horribly wrong. She never wants to put herself into that position again, in spite of their kiss.

The Demon's Desire is a poignant love story about two wounded, vulnerable people. Meresin's secret yearning for Dru and his inability to open up is especially heartbreaking. You'll long for him to receive the love and the redemption that he deserves. 

There is enough action to keep the book moving along at a good pace. There's humor to light the dark. There is the hope of redemption. But the story you'll take with you, the story you'll hug to your heart, is the heartbreaking, uplifting love story of a tortured fallen angel and the vampire who didn't give up on him.  


ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

Hearts of the Fallen Series:
Book 1
The Demon's Song
See my review
Book 2
The Demon's Desire

Though not part of the series, some characters' stories were told previously. Here they are:
Renegade Angel
Ember & Raum
"Vivi and the Vampire"
Vacation With A Vampire
Vivi & Justin

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