Friday, October 26, 2012
Review: Where Demons Fear to Tread
Where Demons Fear to Tread by Stephanie Chong
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
GoodReads Synopsis: Fledging guardian angel and yoga teacher Serena St. Clair dares to enter Devil's Paradise nightclub on a mission—to retrieve the wayward Hollywood "It Boy" she's assigned to protect. But she's ambushed by the club's owner, arch demon Julian Ascher. The most powerful demonic entity in Los Angeles, Julian is handsome as sin, a master of temptation who loves nothing more than corrupting pleasure-seeking humans. He won't release the lost soul Serena is supposed to guard. Unless she accepts his dangerous wager
After the disastrous way his human life ended, Julian vowed that no woman would get the better of him again. Yet this sexy-sweet angel, smelling of fresh ocean air and happiness, triggers centuries-old feelings. Now, their high-stakes game of seduction, where angels fall from grace and where demons fear to tread, will lead them either to an eternity in hell or a deliciously hot heaven.
My Thoughts: Very interesting premise! Certain people, when they die, are given the opportunity to return to Earth as Guardians. These Guardians are usually assigned to a pivotal person in the fight of good against evil. Those people that have turned against God are destined for Hell where they have the opportunity to work their way up the ranks of “demonhood” to even become Satan’s right-hand man. So while demons are tempting these pivotal people, guardians are trying to steer them clear of the demons.
I love the whole angels and demons, paranormal storylines. This one was especially hard for me to put down. Especially since the demon in question is trying to turn the guardian assigned to that pivotal person. But there was a back story going on that the demon and guardian were unaware of. All of this mad the story exciting, really hot, and a real page turner.
Serena wasn’t fully fleshed out. We didn’t learn a lot about her life before becoming a guardian. The demon, Julian Ascher, was a much more complete character. We spent a lot of time in his head learning his history and what made him tick.
The ending was hinted at, but I didn’t see it coming because it went against the grain which made the read all the better. I love when authors do the unexpected! Really looking forward to the next installment of this series.
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Posted by Pam Steinke at 10:13 AM