Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Book Review: Demon Hunting in Dixie by Lexi George

Demon Hunting in Dixie
Author: Lexi George
Series: Demon Hunter, Book 1
Publication: BRAVA (May 1, 2011)

Description: A warrior, a demon, and the girl next door. . .

Looking For Trouble

Addy Corwin is a florist with an attitude. A bad attitude, or so her mama says, cause she's not looking for a man. Mama's wrong. Addy has looked. There's just not much to choose from in Hannah, her small Alabama hometown. Until Brand Dalvahni shows up, a supernaturally sexy, breathtakingly well-built hunk of a warrior from--well, not from around here, that's for sure. Mama thinks he might be European or maybe even a Yankee. Brand says he's from another dimension.

Addy couldn't care less where he's from. He's gorgeous. Serious muscles. Disturbing green eyes. Brand really gets her going. Too bad he's a whack job. Says he's come to rescue her from a demon. Puh-lease. But right after Brand shows up, strange things start to happen. Dogs talk and reanimated corpses stalk the quite streets of Hannah. Her mortal enemy Meredith, otherwise known as the Death Starr, breaks out in a severe and inexplicable case of butt boils. Addy might not know what's going on, but she definitely wants a certain sexy demon hunter by her side when it all goes down . . .

My Thoughts: This was a fun, funny, and sexy paranormal romance. Addy Corwin is a florist in her small town of Hannah, Alabama. She had no idea that her town was a hotbed of demons and is soon to be the site of a demon apocalypse. When in the woods searching for her wandering dog, she is attacked by a demon. Luckily the demon is being followed by Brand who is a Dalvahni warrior. He saves her by giving her some of his essence and then takes her home.

The two are immediately attracted leading to the spicy love scenes. But Addy is a good girl and Brand doesn't understand Southern culture. Addy's mother Bitsy is a Southern whirlwind that everyone - especially Addy - is afraid of. She would dearly love Addy to be married and never tires of parading prospects in front of her.

The town is filled with a plethora of eccentrics which leads to a lot of the humor in the book. Some of the funniest scenes take place at the funeral of a man with a wandering eye. Between having the body taken over by a demon, the widow and the latest girlfriend having a knock down drag out fight at the wake, and the body disappearing, there are lots of opportunities for funny scenes. The book is also filled with colorful Southern idioms and phrases.

I loved the bickering between Addy and Brand's best friend Ansgar. I enjoyed the relationship between Ansgar and Addy's best friend Evie. I loved the way Addy and Evie's high school rival and now local socialite Meredith Starr Peterson gets what she deserves once Addy gains Dalvahni powers.

This was fun and funny and should be on the list of anyone who likes urban fantasy.

Favorite Quote:
Wandering eye? With a struggle, Addy kept her face straight. All of Dwight's parts wandered, especially his doodle. He had the wandering-est doddle in three states. His doodle had its own set of legs. His doodle was hardly at home. Heck, according to rumor Dwight Farris's doodle was hardly eve in his pants.
I bought this one. You can buy your copy here.

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