By Lisa Desrochers
Publication date: Sept. 14, 2010
Tor Teen, 365 pages
Source: Purchased for my Kindle
Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She has spent years keeping everyone at a distance—even her closest friends—and it seems as if her senior year is going to 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 is on a mission. He’s been sent from Hell itself to claim Frannie’s soul. It should be easy—all he has to do is get her to sin, and Luc is as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn’t stand a chance. But he has to work fast, because if the infernals are after her, the celestials can’t be far behind. And sure enough, it’s not long before the angel Gabriel shows up, willing to do anything to keep Luc from getting what he came for. It isn’t long before they find themselves fighting for more than just Frannie’s soul.
But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay . . . for all of them.
— Goodreads.com description
Okay, okay, I know I, like, JUST said I was over paranormal. But, whatever, I totally enjoyed Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers.
Yes, it’s got a lot of the same elements I was sort of over: angels vs. demons, love triangles, so on. But it totally works!
I loved Frannie and her wicked streak, not to mention Frannie’s family — five girls, all named Mary? Too funny! It was great to see our main character — Mary Francis, of course — struggle with being the black sheep in an uber-religious family.
And — oh boy — I loved the half of the story told from Luc’s point of view…talk about deliciously sinful. Who would have thought I’d ever be rooting for Team Hell to win over Team Heaven?
Personal Demons is a super steamy, action-packed love story/adventure, and I will 100% be reading the sequel. Paranormal fans should, without a doubt, check out.