I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Deception (The Demon Hunters, #2) by A.S. Fenichel
Series: The Demon Hunters
Published by Lyrical Press on July 7th 2015
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Also by this author: Betrayal
When Demons threaten Regency London, only a Lady can stop them.Lillian Dellacourt is beautiful, refined and absolutely lethal. She’s also the most feared and merciless demon hunter in The Company. She’s come a long way from the penniless seamstress’s daughter sold to the highest bidder, and it wasn’t by trusting a man, let alone an exiled Marquis with more on his mind than slaying the hellspawn.
For Dorian Lambert, Marquis de Montalembert, being sent to keep track of Lillian is no mean task. He’s wanted the fiery vixen since he first heard of her five years ago. But wooing the lady while fighting the demon uprising is no easy feat, especially when the lady’s tongue is as sharp as the Japanese sai blades she favors for eviscerating the spawn of hell.These two will have to learn to trust each other fast, because the demon master is back, and he’s planning to turn Edinburgh into a living hell…
Gripping the chair arms to keep herself seated, Lilian fought an urge to leave and never set foot inside Castle Brendaligh again.
What I thought of this book
I really enjoyed the first book in this series so I was really excited to get a hold of the second book. While I enjoyed the first one more I did enjoy this one. We first met Lillian in book one and she is one serious kick ass character. She is pretty awesome and uses these Sai blades to take down demons.
It starts off a little after the ending of the first one and Lilly is fired up about some things Lord Shafton has said. She doesn’t trust him and wants to find out what he is hiding. Drake sends Dorian after her because he knows what she is doing and just wants her to have someone with her.
There is some tension between the two of them at first, she doesn’t think she needs anyone to help her and not sure she trust Dorian. He is Drakes assistant so she thinks he is pretty much there to spy on her and let his employer know what she is doing. Soon they get into some hairy situations with demons making them think that there is more going on here than they know.
Lillian is use to taking care of herself, she is not of noble blood and so she has had a pretty hard life, being a demon hunter is just what she does. It is what she is good at and no man will ever change that. She has spunk, drive and doesn’t let men tell her what to do, unless it’s an assignment.
Dorian, has secretly been in love with Lillian since hearing about her from his brother Brice. Brice was her teacher and he often wrote about the spunky lady who was a great fighter. Now Dorian has got to spend time with her and he is determined to win her heart. He admires her drive and fighting skills.
My only complaint with this novel isn’t really a huge one and most that read romances probably won’t mind it at all and don’t get my wrong I don’t mind sex in my novels. It was just that I felt like for the type of novel it seemed after they break through the barrier it’s all they did. I mean, hello, demons are about to take over the world. If you can keep your hands off each other long enough you might kill some demons. Just felt like a bit much, but like I said it’s not a huge complaint but probably why I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the first one.
Overall, I enjoyed it and there was lots of good demon killing action and I can’t wait for the next book as it’s about Reese and I can’t wait to know more about him. He was Lillian’s fighting partner in the first book. 🙂 If you are into paranormal romances then you need to try this series but you must start with book one, Ascension.