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You Slay Me (Aisling Grey #1)

4.02  ·  Rating Details ·  17,567 Ratings  ·  898 Reviews
The author of The Corset Diaries returns to the realm of the paranormal in this sexy, funny romance that pits Seattle-based Aisling Grey against Drake Vireo, a seriously handsome Parisian dragon in human form. In her job as courier, Aisling is to deliver a precious demonic artifact to a Mme. Deauxville in Paris, but she finds Madame freshly dead, surrounded by a circle of ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 334 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by ONYX
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Emily May
Apr 26, 2011 Emily May rated it really liked it
I honestly cannot believe I found this book so enjoyable! It's been sitting on my shelf since those long ago days before I'd read a million and one different paranormal romance and/or urban fantasy stories. I bought it back when I was rather new to the genres and I used to be all "sexy vampires, quirky heroine, supernatural mystery - what more could you possibly want from a novel?" Since then I've come to realise that a whole lot of the PNR/UF world is kind of, well... shite.

But I have been surp
K.T. Katzmann
Dec 08, 2015 K.T. Katzmann rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Fans of Abusive Relationships

In honestly, I have to admit that I threw this book across the room at page 176. This is an act I have not performed since I read Mercedes Lackey The Silver Gryphon, which was to packing luggage as MST3K's "The Lost Continent" was to rock climbing.

I did not finish this book, but after a week of my wife giggling at my grumbling before it became a thrown missle (damage: 1d2), I feel qualified enough to say...

Aisling Grey is a quirky, funny woman who I pictured as "Veronica Mars"-era Kirsten Bell.
Beth F.
Nov 17, 2008 Beth F. rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: nerds
Aisling Grey, the heroine of this series, is a ditz. She's also a Guardian and a wyvern's mate. Don't worry if you don't know what that means--Aisling doesn't either.

Generally speaking, I can't stand ditzes. But every once in awhile one crosses my path who I can't help but love. I had a very lovable ditzy friend in college. And another nice ditz is dating someone I know (and hopefully he marries her someday). From a bookish standpoint, Bridget Jones is another fantastic ditz. And if you've read
Mar 25, 2010 Alisha rated it liked it
"You are too arrogant for your own good. I officially de-mate you. Go away. I never want to see you again. Except maybe tonight. Naked. Your place. But after that, no more."~Aisling Grey

A charming little start to a series, this book was. Though I must admit that the heroine at times had me thinking "oh geez." A flighty, silly and at times maddening lady, she also brings just the right amount of humor and heart to the book through her thoughts and responses to numerous unfortunate events....namel
Aug 04, 2010 AH rated it really liked it
You Slay Me had me giggling right from the first page. The book had some hilarious situations that could only happen to a young, English speaking American in Paris. Our heroine Aisling Grey arrives in Paris and learns some extremely useful expressions from her cabbie Rene:

”J’ai une grenouille dans mon bidet.”

(I have a frog in my bidet).

I chuckled at all the uses of franglais – when French words are interchanged literally with English words, effectively changing their meanings: “The elevator
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Oct 26, 2010 Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog) rated it really liked it
Recommended to Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog) by: Kirsty~Vhixen
4.5 Stars

Aisling is such a fun heroine. She reminds me a bit of Stephanie Plum. She's kinda clueless at the beginning, gets sucked into a paranormal world she had no idea existed, and she had always been a part of.

I enjoyed the storyline a lot, it was very different. And for someone not used to reading books about dragons, I loved this one. It may have something to do with the extremely delicious green dragon Drake. He is sexy!

But, the book wouldn't be the same without Aisling's sidekick. A demo
Nicole R
Sep 30, 2012 Nicole R rated it it was ok
Please, slay me. Put me out of my misery.

Aisling Grey has been sent to Paris as a courier to deliver a valuable gold dragon statue to a woman; however, when she arrives at the woman's apartment, the woman is found murdered and her statue is stolen - by Drake Vireo. Aisling is now stuck in Paris, the main suspect for murder, and is determined to steal the statue back from the incredibly sexy Drake, who happens to be the powerful leader of the green dragon sept, present at a series of murders but
Jun 29, 2011 Leah rated it really liked it
Recommended to Leah by: Sam & Allison
I was recommended this book a long time ago, but I never felt the burning desire to pick it up and read it. It sounded interesting, but nothing I needed to rush out and buy. Until recently when my bestie was reading the series and I was laughing my ass off at the things she told me. Dude, I'm glad I picked it up.

I love Aisling. Even if she is an idiot a lot of the time. I mean, really, girl, you do lots of stupid shit. But it's pretty hilarious, so I forgive your ridiculous tendencies. Aisling m
Jane Stewart
Sep 28, 2010 Jane Stewart rated it did not like it
I hated this. Throughout the book, I couldn't wait to get done with it.

The heroine Asiling and her demon sidekick a dog say mean things and use sarcasm toward almost everyone throughout the book. Not once did I find the sarcasm funny, witty or entertaining. It felt like someone telling unfunny jokes. Some readers might enjoy this type of humor. I do not.

The heroine does stupid things which I didn't like. She starts out believing she is a normal human. Others tell her that she is a guardian with
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
3- Just Fuck the Dragon Already- Stars

So yeah. I'm not really sure how I feel about this book.

Was it horrible?

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Was it great?

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Was Aisling really that stupid?

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Was it weird as shit?

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Did I still read all the way to the end just to find out what happens?

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May 20, 2014 Phrynne rated it really liked it
I read this book because I needed a title beginning with y for a book challenge and this one popped up. I am so glad it did because it was a thoroughly lighthearted and amusing piece of entertainment. The story line seems fairly stereotypical for this genre - tremendously good looking man who is actually something other (in this case dragon but it could have been vampire, were wolf, fairy etc) meets ditzy, beautiful girl with powers she does not know about yet. Sounds familiar? However this auth ...more
Summer Ann
I actually read this series back when it was first being published but I've forgotten a lot of it. While I still liked the series it's definitely paranormal romance, and for the most part that genre anymore is not my cup of tea. I've read Katie MacAlister's more recent Silver Dragons series and liked it but I found myself skimming through a lot of You Slay Me. If you're a fan of PNR I'd definitely recommend the series, but it was a little too light for me.
Lisa Kay
Effrijim: AKA Jim
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★★★★✩ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Who knew Barbara Rosenblat had so many funny voices? There is a “Newfie” in this book that she anthropomorphizes with a hilarious “woe is me” tone in his voice – oh, excuse me, a Newfoundland, as Jim prefers to be called! This first in the Aisling Grey, Guardian series is a hoot! Ms. Rosenblat sounds completely different than she does in the Amelia Peabody Mysteries.

Still, I enjoyed this book more than I should have and l
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
After a bit of a slow start, we're drawn into a world alongside the bemused and often confused Aisling ("Ashling") Grey, where mages, witches, dragons in human form, demons and all sorts of other creatures and people pretend to be "normal".

Arriving in Paris to deliver a priceless artifact called an aquamanile, Aisling quickly finds herself a murder suspect and the artifact stolen by a very sexy man called Drake. Whom she later finds out is the wyvern (leader) of the Green Dragon sept. Who is als
Aug 09, 2008 Jenger rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
This was my introduction to paranormal chick lit and what an initiation! It was so unique, distinctly different from anything else I'd read. I couldn't put it down and savored every page. I am crazy for witty dialogue and quirky characters, especially stubborn, smart-mouthed heroines like Aisling who is hilarious in her cluelessness. Drake is an extraordinary hero - who would have thought a dragon could be sexy but Katie MacAlister presented him as such with relative ease. The chemistry between ...more
Aug 31, 2009 Ridley rated it it was ok
Frustrating read. I like the world and the secondary characters, but I hated the heroine and did not enjoy continually watching her make a complete ass of herself.

That sort of thing can be funny, a la the Pink Panther movies, but it requires the author to stick to it. I can't be expected to point and laugh at the boob at one point and then take her seriously at another. I think the first person narrative was also inappropriate. If I'm supposed to connect with her, don't make her an utter fool. R
Jul 08, 2010 Yodamom rated it really liked it
Just what I needed, a light funny story with sexual tension. Love the Dragon, yahoo, what a cutie ! The demons and witches are great characters, laughable side kicks. The snotty French ? Maybe not, LOL ! I love Ashling Grey, fantastic, can't wait to read the next book, Bravo Katie MacAlister !
If you are looking for something light, quick, funny, with attractive men and a great story line, this is the book to read.
Was very happy that this series didn't suck. (I am so full of high praise.)I really have enjoyed her romance books so I was hesitant to start on this series. (Yeah - I held off for like 5 minutes...)

It was a good start to the series and I really enjoyed it. I found the characters likeable and the plot was silly and fun without pissing me off.

Mar 20, 2016 Kededra rated it really liked it
Is it weird to say I thoroughly enjoyed watching Aisling continuously make a complete ass of herself?

Because I did.

There could have been a little bit more depth behind the characters, but the world MacAlister created was refreshingly different.
Jan 23, 2008 Melisande rated it it was amazing
This book just made me laugh. It was so silly and fun. I immediately went out to buy the rest of her books because this one is so good. I look forward to each new installment in the series.
Shannon C.
3.5 stars: Best of Katie MacAlister paranormal romance series

This is a fun paranormal romance about Aisling, who while working as a courier is introduced to the Otherworld (ie, demons, dragon shifters, magic users, etc.) through a bizarre series of escapades. She learns that she was born to be a Guardian (ie, guardian of a portal to Abaddon to protect the world from Demons). Upon meeting a sexy, mysterious man named Drake, she's also told she's a Wyvren's mate (in other words HIS!)

You Slay Me h
Feb 17, 2008 Angie rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2008
I remember picking up this book at the library a couple of months ago, reading the back cover and becoming intrigued by what it said. Then I noticed the spine of the book classified it as a "Paranormal Romance," a genre I don't believe I've experienced before. Paranormal? Fun! Interesting! Romance? Ick! Hate! Put book back on shelf. Let someone else have.

So last week, I was trying to root out some good books again at the local library and I came across this book again. Romance? Well, it IS Febru
Slytherin Rose
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author: Katie MacAlister
Book: You Slay Me
My star rating: 5 out of 5
will I re-read this? Yes (have many times)

This is the first installment of Aisling Grey: Guardian.

Besides being a courier she is also a Guardian. But she does not know what a guardian is... Yet...

Aisling is working with her unlce Damian from the states as a courier. She is was sent to Paris to drop off the aquamanile (a six hundred yr old small golden statue dragon).

When she arrives to the house of Mme. D
Jun 27, 2007 anenko rated it liked it
Recommends it for: those looking for a frothy summer read
I wasn’t in the right headspace to properly enjoy this novel. It wasn’t worse than any number of similar books I’ve read, but I found myself picking fault with this novel more than I did with the others.

My primary stumbling block was the romance between Aisling and Drake, which is a definite problem as so much of the novel revolves around their bond. The destined mate plot, and the intense sexual attraction that superseded any real attempts to get to know one another annoyed me immensely. The f
Jul 25, 2012 Kindaslick rated it did not like it
I started this series in the wrong way. I actually got my hands on the Silver Dragons section of this series before realizing this is where it all starts. But I had already started reading the Silver Dragons ans was going to finish that first, as I didn't have these books at the time and Gabriel Tauhou sounded like such a hottie with a naughty body. So sue me. I'm able to break my OCD tendencies for hot guys. Color me female.

Now, as much as I loved the Silver Dragons I decided to come back and s
DNF at 70%. I found the humour too forced, like the author was trying to hard. That being said, Aisling's French cab driver was hilarious, he even taught her one of my favorite insults uuummm, I mean; HELPFUL tourist phrases from Epic Rap Battles of History: "T'as une tête a faire sauter les plaques d'egoutes."

If you really want to laugh, I suggest you watch the rap battle instead:

I promise you it's worth your time!

It's not that the book was bad, I just
Ashley S.
Nov 12, 2015 Ashley S. rated it liked it
Short comment for future (personal) reference

-1 star for the annoying narrator; +1 star for Drake and dreamwalking.
Jul 22, 2008 Lynn rated it really liked it
This was a hoot! Funny and sexy - paranormal with a wink. I listened to the audio and it made the miles zip by. Great summer beach book too.
4 Stars

Sometimes I just need some light reading. You know, Brain Candy. And You Slay Me is most definitely Brain Candy. Even so, usually any time I hear the term "Paranormal Romance," I cringe. That is a sub-genre that I usually avoid. I can't point to any particular reason that I picked up You Slay Me, but I am glad that I did.

This is the story of Aisling Grey, a slightly awkward yet tenacious thirty-something courier who is assigned a job to take a priceless artifact to a buyer in Paris. She r
Rachel C.
I think the primary thing that stood out about in this book for me was all the various incidents in which I had an uncontrollable desire to smack Aisling upside the head. That being said, Aisling's naivete, general lack of know-how, and serious lack in logical prowess definitely made the read fun. And Jim... easily my favorite character. All in all, I really enjoyed this book and it got some good laughs out of me. I'll definitely be continuing the series.
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For as long as she can remember, Katie MacAlister has loved reading. Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book. Despite her love for novels, she didn't think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty dialo ...more
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“What do you know about dragons?”
“They're big, scaly, four-legged creatures with wings who terrorized small villages until a virgin was offered up as a sacrifice.”
His grinned again. “I do miss the virgins.”
“I walked over to Drake and stomped on his foot. Hard. "What will I give you to
help me? What will I give you?"
He stood on one leg rubbing his foot, grinning a grin so steamy, it almost melted
my underwear. "I never doubted you would defeat her. You are my mate. You
could do no less."
I pointed a finger at him. "You are too arrogant for your own good. I officially
de-mate you. Go away. I never want to see you again. Except maybe tonight.
Naked. Your place. But after that, no more.”
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