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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Demons Prefer Blondes by Sidney Ayers

Demons Prefer Blondes by Sidney Ayers
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (416 pgs)
Heat Level: spicy
Rating: 4 books
Reviewed by Cholla

A Bad Day For A Demon...

Rafe Deleon is a senior demon and he resents like hell his assignment to Earth to retrieve the Chest of the Damned before it falls into the wrong hands. But then he meets beautiful, intriguing succubus Lucy Gregory, and she’s just unleashed a whole load of trouble…

Really Sucks For A Succubus...

Lucy’s chic suburban beauty salon has suddenly become the Underworld’s center of mass chaos and destruction. The only good thing in a day going rapidly down the tubes is the arrival of a gorgeous demon who’s adamant that he can help her…

But Lucy has quite a few deeply unpleasant—not to mention deadly and hateful—surprises ahead of her, and surely there’s never been a worse time to try out a new boyfriend…

What evil lurks in the hearts of hairdressers around the world? Lucia Gregory knows… but only because she’s just opened a chest full of demons and discovered that she’s a succubus. Now she’s pressed to rein in all that she’s loosed upon the world, not to mention keeping her salon in one piece while doing it.

Lucia Gregory is the kind of heroine you like from the moment you meet her. She’s passionate about what she does, she’s good to her employees, and she seemingly has the patience of a saint. Lucy, as her friends know her, also is very adaptable and goes with the flow, which is handy when you suddenly discover you’re a sex demon. What I like best about her, however, is how she can be completely in awe of her new-found powers one moment and completely at ease with them the next. I think this has a lot to do with her adaptable nature, but it also makes her so much more enjoyable to watch.

Rafael Deleon is pretty much what you’d expect out of a demon. He’s stern, determined, and pretty inflexible on his best days. However, he has a softer side that he keeps well hidden from everyone. Tortured by his past failings, he hides behind his duty to keep him aloof and unattainable. Little did he expect Lucy to find a way to break down those barriers. I love the fact that she is not just able to do that, but that she is willing to keep trying. I also enjoyed the way the author softened him up little by little, making it seem like an honest turn around on Rafe’s part. You can really see their attraction growing and becoming something more.

Demons Prefer Blondes was a surprise in many ways. The author does a fabulous job of giving you not only a unique setting, but a hero and heroine that you won’t soon forget. Not to mention that she manages to make demons both sexy and scary at the same time. Jam packed full of laughs, characters you can’t get enough of, and a steamy-hot romance, Demons Prefer Blondes is a sure hit!