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Deliver Me from Temptation (Paladin Warriors #2)

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  406 Ratings  ·  87 Reviews
Logan Screwed Up... Big Time

When things go bump in the night, Logan bumps back. Vampires, demons, succubi-you name it, he's fought it. His job as Paladin angel warrior is to protect humans. Not fall for one.

She Never Believed in Divine Intervention... Until Now

Detective Jessica Waters protects humans too-with her Glock and a good set of handcuffs. She doesn't believe in fa
Paperback, 346 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published January 1st 2012)
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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I stumbled upon this book and was intrigued by the very sexy cover. So immediately I read the blurb and found that it had all that I love in a paranormal romance – a hot band of warriors, a homicide detective heroine and lots of weapons and action!

As I started reading, I knew right off the bat that I would enjoy this book. Hilaire’s voice is inviting and unique. Even though I hadn’t read the first book of the series and Hilaire is a new-to-me author, I found that I slipp
Debra Taylor
Sep 30, 2012 Debra Taylor rated it really liked it
A fantastic story that puts a heavenly twist on these Paladin warriors. They are immortal Angel warriors existing here on earth to protect His children from the bad guys. You know them , right ? The demons, incubi , succubi , & those blood sucking vampires. I was intrigued by this world of the Paladians. It is exciting to watch as their world grows with each new book. Deliver Me From Temptation is the second book in the series. The story features Logan & Jessica.
Logan is the last full b
Lisa Annesley
Nov 29, 2012 Lisa Annesley rated it really liked it
Logan Calhoun is a Paladin, one of God's Warrior's. He's a descendant of an angel who came to earth to help humanity. Logan protects humans from the evil that they aren't aware of and aren't capable of fighting. He's the last full-blooded Paladin, and as such he's expected to follow in his father's footsteps as head of the council of Paladins. He has heavy responsibilities.

And those responsibilities don't allow for getting involved with a human.

Jessica Waters' faith is in the tangible. She belie
Dark Faerie Tales
May 28, 2016 Dark Faerie Tales rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Dark, gritty world with a romance that quickly explodes on the page. I recommend for readers who like angels, demons and vampires.

Opening Sentence: Logan Calhoun III was going to die.

The Review:

Deliver Me from Temptation is the second novel set in the “Paladin” world. It has been a while since I read this first novel in this series so it did take me a bit to remember what happened but it honestly didn’t take away any enjoyment for getting in
Christina T
While I liked this book better than the first one I find a month after reading it that the book just didn't stay with me.

The Good Stuff: For the most part the cast of characters are really interesting ones. I liked Logan from the first book and liked him even more in the second. However, Valin really stole the show for me. Is he good or is he bad? I don't know but I want more of him. I enjoyed the mystery aspect of Jess investigating the murder that Roland (from the first book) was accused of.

T.J. Shaw
Oct 18, 2014 T.J. Shaw rated it really liked it
3.50 stars.
Douglas Meeks
Nov 05, 2012 Douglas Meeks rated it it was amazing
Deliver Me from TemptationDeliver Me from Temptation by Tes Hilaire

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Logan is the heir apparent to lead the Paladins in the future and the very thought of being mated to a human was not only something to be avoided at all costs but an insult to his heritage …… and all that was etched in stone until he met Jessica.

This second novel in the Paladin Warriors series picks up flawlessly from the first book and as good as Deliver Me From Darkness (Paladin Warriors #1) was this book is just a good o
Vanessa theJeepDiva
I enjoyed the aspect of the forbidden romance between Logan and Jessica. He is a full blood Paladin, supposed to follow in his father’s footsteps and lead the warriors one day. She is human, not even a tiny bit of extra anything. She will age while he will not. She is weak and vulnerable compared to his near immortality. To give in to the temptation is a direct road to heartache.

Jessica is relentlessly searching for criminals to make sure they are brought to justice for their crimes. Her latest
Dec 07, 2012 Rachel rated it liked it
I would rate this book a 3.5-4 out of 5.

In the interest of full disclosure, I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not, however, read the first book in the series, and I think that that brought by rating down because there was a lot of background info about some of the characters and world-building that was not fully explained in the second book. It took some time to get used to the whole angel vs. demon vs. vampire, etc. thing.

Having said that, however, this
Christi Snow
Dec 04, 2012 Christi Snow rated it really liked it
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
Review to come (hopefully) but ... Finished my last book of the 2012 last night, Deliver Me From Temptation, I liked second book in Tes Hilaire's Paladin Warriors series even better than the first one. The connection between Paladin warrior for the Light Logan (half brother to the the previous leading lady and heir apparent to the Paladin's council) and homicide detective Jessica really hit high on the hot stuff meter and I liked the case in the background which gave everyone something to do. I ...more
Dec 14, 2012 LAB☺ rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook
Did not enjoy this one as much as the first. Not really sure what my problem was. I think it was the h and her numerous TSTL moments. I get she was reckless for a reason but I just couldn't believe a cop would do the things she did over and over again. Also, not a lot happened in the overall story. It was still well written and tied together well. I just found it boring. Maybe I should've taken a longer break between the books. I guess a 3 star read for me. Will probably read the next one though ...more
Sep 28, 2016 Meaghan rated it really liked it
The thing I like about this series is that the author takes the time to focus on the fantasy elements of the book and does not just gloss over them to get to the romance. I like the concept of the Paladin warriors and everything that goes along with them. This world is able to crossover several different types of myths which makes for a richer story and just keeps my attention that much more.

Logan has his sites set on the missions of hunting down demons and such, until he runs into Jessica, a h
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Jan 23, 2016 Lillie rated it it was ok
Shelves: shit-heroine
TSTL Heroine hiding behind a badge.

You'd think that be a contradiction?? I mean, cops and detectives constantly have to put their lives on the line and go into dangerous situations everyday. But the difference? They actually have a fucking plan. They have back up and reasons for doing things.

The heroine? She did things simply because she had a badge. She rarely if EVER asked for help or brought in her partner when it came to a case- not cause she's a "i work alone" person- no, she actually has
4.25 Stars ActuallyA thread from the origin story is pulled to give Paladin leader to be, Logan Calhoun, a chance to strut in the spotlight. The police are now investigating Roland's foray as white knight in bar, since the not so nice guy has become a murder victim. Problem is the detective on the case, Jessica Waters, does it for Logan and for some reason she also seems to attract demons and vampires.

Jessica has belief issues and doesn't really believe in a god or the paranormal or anything she
Paranormal Romance
The heroine is far from a stellar cop but the murder of her twin sister has driven her to pursue other criminals in an attempt to prevent any other family from the same loss. The hero is the heir to a race of immortal beings on a mission to fight demons from the almighty. They meet by chance one evening when the heroine is waiting for an informant and the hero is hunting a succubus. In order to save himself and his people, the hero blocks the heroines memory of the events. Again, by chance, the ...more
Sep 10, 2012 Nancy rated it liked it
Logan Calhoun’s dad is the Big Kahuna in Haven. Which means what he says goes. Period. Dad hates vampires, humans and most things in between. He isn’t even horribly fond of his own daughter because she’s bonded to a vamp and is half-vamp herself. Why is dad such a grunch? Haven is a place on its own plane of existence between Heaven and Earth. The only inhabitants are the Pallidans, angels who volunteered to seek out Lucifer’s spawn make send them home.
Jessica, hot shot detective, stubborn as Lo
Nov 11, 2012 Sara rated it liked it
*Originally posted at on 11/13/12 as
CdnMrs Reviews: Deliver Me From Temptation by Tes Hilaire

Logan Screwed Up...Big Time

When things go bump in the night, Logan bumps back. Vampires, demons, succubi—you name it, he's fought it. His job as Paladin angel warrior is to protect humans. Not fall for one.

She Never Believed in Divine Intervention...Until Now

Detective Jessica Waters protects humans too-with her Glock and a good set of handcuffs. She doesn't believe in fate. But i
Sandy M
Dec 26, 2012 Sandy M rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
My favorite type of hero is a very tortured one. Life has never been easy, even if they have paranormal powers, even if they come from a privileged background, or any other circumstances an author can come up with. Then when they meet that one woman, life alters for them but their torturous past always gets in the way, obstacles are too many and too difficult to get over. I get quite excited when I find an author who can give this and much more to readers in their books. I’m so happy to say that ...more
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Dec 19, 2012 Carmel (Rabid Reads) rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

The differences between this installment and the first book in the Paladin Warriors series were immediately apparent to me after the first couple of chapters. Deliver Me from Temptation has stronger Urban Fantasy elements, the plot has more sustenance and the mythology is detailed and fluid. Going into this novel I fully expected there to be a happy ending but Hilaire had me doubting that fact up until the very end by cleverly turning a tragedy into a blessing.

The romant
Dec 10, 2012 Nadine rated it really liked it
My Secret Romance

ARC Review: Deliver Me From Temptation by Tes Hilaire

Deliver Me From Temptation is fast paced and packed with action, the supernatural, twists and turns, and romance. I could not put it down for fear of missing something.

The Paladin, descendants of angels, are here to protect us. They fight for our souls. These brave warriors fight in His honor against demons and every supernatural baddy that preys on humanity.

Logan Calhoun is next in line to head these fierce warriors. Not rea
Michelle  novelsontherun
Dec 11, 2012 Michelle novelsontherun rated it really liked it

I LOVED this instalment. I really connected with Logan, and Jessica is perfect for Logan’s mate. And it all comes with a wonderful twist.

Tes really makes Logan work for this gal that has appeared in his life. Roland and Karissa, the first books bonded characters, I do want to see them pop up more in future instalments as I want to personally, feel better connected to these characters.

Still love Alexander. I am soooo waiting for his book * waggle
Jun 21, 2015 Mskychick rated it liked it
Jess is TSTL. If this is how police officers behave, then criminals would have no reason to worry. I spent the whole book annoyed with her. She made one poor decision after another, showed terrible critical thinking skills, and horrific interpersonal skills. She doesn't deserve a HEA

I won this book in a contest from one of my book blogs, Literary Escapism. I was really excited to get it, because I loved the first book in this series, giving it 5 stars. This book, however, was disappointing to me
Cyndy Aleo
Dec 03, 2013 Cyndy Aleo rated it it was ok
Reviewed on Brazen Reads:

Deliver Me From Temptation is the second in author Tes Hilaire’s Paladin Warriors series. The Paladins are a sort of volunteer angel brigade, sent to earth to help battle evil forces. When Paladin Logan Calhoun keeps having police office Jessica Waters cross his path, he begins to fall for her, even though the last Paladin to fall for a human ended up insane and sitting at the right hand of Lucifer
Anna's Herding Cats
Deliver Me From Temptation is one of those read "until your eyes burn, can't stay awake a single second more" type of books. I really enjoyed book one of the series but loved this one even more. I tore through this book until I realized it was almost over and I had one of those "ahhhh not yet not yet not yet!!!!" moments. Love books like that!

The characters were wonderful. Sexy and honorable as all get out and so easy to fall in love with. And the suspense had me on the edge of my seat more than
Lisa Jo
Oct 19, 2013 Lisa Jo rated it liked it
I wanted to adore DELIVER ME FROM TEMPTATION like I did book one in the series but the romance didn't work for me and the heroine was nearly dislikable. Still, the world building remains strong and will encourage me to read the next books in the series.

Logan is one of the Paladin, warrior angels who battle dark forces to keep humans safe. Jess is a hardened cop who is working a strange murder case when she literally runs into Logan. The skeptical cop doesn't believe Logan's crazy talk but when t
Michelle Leah Olson
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Associate Reviewer - Mich M:

This is the 2nd book in Tes Hilaire's Paladin series and it was even better than the first!

The plot threads left open in book one are picked up again in this book only the focus has changed from Roland and Karissa to Logan. Logan is a Paladin warrior and next in line to be their leader. When he is inexplainably drawn to Jessica, the Homicide Detective who is trying to arrest his brother-in-law for murder, he has to decide whether to
Nov 18, 2012 Shauni rated it it was amazing
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Deliver Me from Temptation is the second book in Tes Hilaire's World of the Paladin Series. The first being Deliver Me From Darkness..

Logan Calhoun is the last "Pure" Paladin, destined to be the next head of council, all around good guy... well except that he has issues with his father, his best friend is a cast out Paladin and a Vampire, his half sister is mate-bound to said Vampire and he is suddenly attracted to a human female.

Jessica Waters is a cop on a mission. Ever since her sister's r
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