Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Deliver Me From Temptation by Tes Hilaire

Title: Deliver Me From Temptation
Author: Tes Hilaire
My Rating:

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Paladin Warriors #2
Main Characters: Logan and Jessica
Release Date: December 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks
ISBN: 9781402264375
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
Logan Calhoun is the last full-blooded Paladin, the future leader of a race of immortal warrior angels. The heavy responsibility of continuing the Paladin line falls to him, and the last thing he should do is get involved with a human. Then fate throws Jessica Waters, a homicide detective who doesn't believe in fate or divine intervention, into his path. Her devotion lies in her Glock and a good set of handcuffs. Like Logan, she's a warrior for her people, and she awakens within him something he'd never thought he'd feel. But she's also as human as they come...

My Review:

I still totally love this world of Paladin that Tes Hilaire has created. I like that the book has religious overtones (note: I am NOT a religious person) but that it is written so that the lines between good and evil aren't as well-defined as you would expect. Even demons and angels have both good and bad inside them. It makes it so you are never quite sure where the story line is going to go and I love that. And let me just note right now, that this series looks like it will be going to some amazing places. Every book introduces even more intriguing, diverse characters that you can already see are going to shake up this world.

But this book was about Logan. Logan is set to inherit the leadership of the Paladin from his father, but his father and him do NOT see eye to eye. One of their main areas of contention is what I was talking about before. Logan realizes that not everyone can be slotted into a good or evil box. Case in point, the vampire issues from book #1. In this world, traditionally vampires have not been on the side of good. But when a Paladin warrior was turned against his will, that does not automatically make him evil. Logan sees that. His father does not and that is definitely causing strife between them. So he knows that his father is not going to accept it when Logan realizes that Jessica (a human) is his mate.

Jessica is a cop. Her main goal in life is to put the bad guys in jail...at the detriment of everything else in her life. After the brutal death of her twin sister, this has become her life goal. She is also a black and white kind of girl. You either are a criminal or you aren't which causes problems between her and Logan, because with every little thing, it looks more and more likely that he is not one of the good guys. The problem is...she's human, so he can't explain all of these inexplicable events. She'll never believe him and she simply won't take his word on things no matter how much her gut is telling her that she can trust him. Too many things just don't add up right.

This world and series is great. If you love the warrior series books along the line of J.R. Ward or Sherrilyn Kenyon, I highly recommend that you pick these up. So far, there are only two in the series, but it is wide open for many, many more and they all promise to be very good!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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