Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

Release Date: September 14, 2010
Publisher: Tor Teen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 364
Source: Author
Interest: Debut Author
Challenge: 2010 Debut Author Challenge
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Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She’s spent years keeping everyone at a distance—even her closest friends—and it seems her senior year will 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 works in Acquisitions—for Hell—and she possesses a unique skill set that has the King of Hell tingling with anticipation. All Luc has to do is get her to sin, and he’s as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn’t stand a chance.

Unfortunately for Luc, Heaven has other plans, and the angel, Gabe, is going to do whatever it takes to make sure that Luc doesn’t get what he came for. And it isn’t long before they find themselves fighting for more than just her soul.

But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay…for all of them.

When I first heard about Personal Demons with the tagline “if you had to choose between heaven and hell….” I mean it would be obvious, right. I almost scoffed at the idea…. how could this be a competition… there’s only one right answer, right? Wrong!

Oh Lisa… what a tangled web you weave.

Personal Demons is told in two perspectives…. Luc’s and Frannie’s. (Gabe gets the shaft in this book…. but a little fairy might have told me that he gets his dues in the next novel.) The duel perspective really made me appreciate Luc and Frannie’s characters. Had I simply saw Luc through the eyes of Frannie, I wouldn’t have had the same perception of him, the same goes with seeing Frannie through Luc’s eyes. Honestly, they both probably would have annoyed me, but somehow getting into their heads made them a tolerable. Although I do admit that Frannie grated on me at times.

Especially her friendship with Taylor…. talk about a toxic friend! All Taylor did was make Frannie feel bad about herself, I didn’t understand why they remained friends, sure they’ve been friends ‘forever’ but time shouldn’t define who you are friends with. Come on Frannie…. slap the girl or something!

I’m always a fan of the love triangle and Personal Demons has two undeniably gorgeous options! You can never go wrong with gorgeous boys! I just wish we were able to understand more about Frannie and what her feelings ultimately mean for both Luc and Gabe, but perhaps we’ll get to figure that out in book two!

There was never a dull moment…. I was constantly flipping the pages, needing more! Action, romance, deception & sexiness! This book had a little bit of everything. I can’t wait to see more from this trio!

If I had to define the one thing that made this a four star read rather than a five star would be Luc & Frannie’s relationship. I did love it, but I just felt that it happened way to fast. I’m getting tired of a level-headed girl suddenly dumbfounded and drooling the moment a hot guy looks her way. Sure she can be flattered and perhaps a little awestruck, but she can still be coherent!