Original Sin (Personal Demons #2)
Luc Cain was born and raised in Hell, but he isn’t feeling as demonic as usual lately—thanks to Frannie Cavanaugh and the unique power she never realized she had. But you can’t desert Hell without consequences, and suddenly Frannie and Luc find themselves targeted by the same demons who used to be Luc’s allies.
Left with few options, Frannie and Luc accept the protection o
I had to stay up until 2am in the morning to finish reading this.The book manages to make you smile, make you want to cry, make you say WTF and make you want to drop kick several of the characters in the face (repeatedly) over the span of a few pages.
Now I need Book 3 now
I have problems. A lot of problems with this series. If I can turn back time, I'll hit myself in the head before I can purchase this nightmare. Sure, I might get a bump on my head the size of an egg for a week but at LEAST I could have saved myself some money AND from the trauma and doubt in humanity this series caused me.
Yes, I admitted that this book was written in style that is slightly better than the first book "Personal Demon" (It's really my demon if you get what I mean) so...more
I want to preface this review by saying that I loved PERSONAL DEMONS, the first book in this series. I thought it was deeply romantic and I loved the dichotomy between angel Gabe and demon Luc and how their love for Frannie manifested itself so differently depending on their nature. I even loved how torn Frannie was between them. But ORIGINAL SIN is like a completely different animal, one that I think may need to be put down.
The first half of ORIGINAL S...more
ORIGINAL SIN is sinfully delicious! A sexy, adventure jam-packed with tons of fun and excitement starring some of my favorite YA characters!
The demons are back in spades and using every sneaky trick in the book to isolate Frannie and Luc, exploiting human emotions and bringing about the worst. They're so good at their jobs!
Frannie returns as her spunky, strong self. Luc - still sooo super sexy. Okay, I did have an issue about him missing some glaring clues about...more
In the beginning, it was just nice to see Frannie and Luc and Gabe again. All seemed well, sort of sweet and hopeful. The horizon was rosy. But of course it can't stay that way. Oh no. They all have to get dragged through a maelstrom of insane crazy twists, so that by the second half of the book you're all, "Wait, what?" and "Oh no. She did NOT just do that." And, "He'd better just straighten up, or I'm gonna burn this mother down."
Needless to say, Original S...more
Frannie and Lilith:
Frannie: I hate you Lilith! *pouts*
Lilith: But Frannie, you waaant mee'z!
Frannie: No I--! Oh yes, I do want you! GAH
*Makes out with her*
Frannie: N-no, I hate you!
Lilith: No, you waaant me'z!
Now, repeat that 10 times....
Team Luc. Frannie. please get the over it, Lilith was a fucking succubus (The most powerful one at that), he had no chance. Luc,...more
Last September I read an ARC of Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers and fell utterly in love. The world was so fun, the story stellar, and the tone was really sexy. Recently I got the chance to meet Lisa at an author event hosted by the store I work at. So of course two weeks later an ARC of her upcoming sequel, Original Sin, turned up in my hands. No autograph for me. Bollocks.
However, missing the chance to have her sign the book aside, Original Sin lived up to Personal Demons. The mood carries...more
Original Sin is the second book in the series, with Personal Demons being the first one. And I'm a little conflicted with my feelings about the book. Like in the first book, I got tired of the whole love triangle. I usually like love triangles, I do. But this one took it too far. It's almost like Frannie is in a relationship with two guys and that just bothers me. You can't keep running back and forth from one guy to another, with both guys being okay with it for the most part...more
A lot of the cheese factor and "smells" are gone from this book which helped. I could never tell if I was supposed to be taking what the characters said seriously in PD or if it was "wink...wink" Maybe both I guess.
My problem is with Frannie. She loves Luc. Luc loves her. Their relationship really progresse...more
In Original Sin Frannie and Luc have to deal their new situation. Luc being mortal, Frannie is tagged for Heaven and tries to use her special gift "sway". But, we also have a new important character here: a new/old *smiles* guardian angel that is here...more
Who will Frannie end up with? Luc? Gabe? Or…*gasp* NEITHER OF THEM?
Will Hell takeover Frannie in this book? Or will Heaven keep her? Or even better, she turns un-tagged again?
Lisa Desrocher, I beg you, release this book earlier. Please, for the sake of my sanity.
What I have to say is "Wow".
I didn't see this coming. I thought it would be in the style of the first book, but it was so much better.
We have more characters - characters that contribute to the story in various interesting ways - and we have an interaction unlike before.
Luc is no longer a demon, but an ordinary mortal, fact which dampens his mood in a way because he believes that he can't protect...more
In personal Demons we are back in Frannie still beeing in a dangerous situation but having more allies to her side now : Luc, as human, Gabe even that he is leaving (no no dont cry he will return much later) and the return of a familiar face her brother Matt.
It all begins when a new character called Lili (sounds familiar?) comes and stay to the appartment next to Luc. At the same time that Gabe left (you will get your answer late...more
I'm team Luc all the way, but when Gabe left Frannie it was sad, because she loves Gabe too. Although Frannie knows that n...more
First things first, don't do like I did and read all the teasers the author posted on her blog and ruin the first half of the book for yourself. [To avoid temptation, I'm not linking to the author's blog. :)]
That said, once I got past all of the stuff that I'd already figured out based on the teasers, the story really did attain 'un-put-downable' status. The Personal Demons books are light, quick reads with a touch of smuttiness that makes them a...more
I kept reading reviews where everyone basically said how "hot and steamy" this book is. They are not WRONG! I was actually shocked at how "HOT and STEAMY" Original Sin is. I loved it! Every single thing abou...more
I liked Personal Demons a lot. Especially because of Luc and Gabe. I didn't really care that much for Original Sin though. I'll try to explain my jumbled up thoughts here:
1. I couldn't connect with Frannie. At some point I started to get really annoyed with her. Frannie made stupid, reckless decisions that would hurt her friends for no reason besides that she wants it. (Like with Gabe...)
2. I liked the clever Luc that had me laughing out loud. This...more
I really enjoyed the first book. Frannie's inability to make a choice annoyed me there, but Luc stole the show for me. I really enjoyed his character and the growth he portrayed. And I found I still enjoyed him in Original sin. But not even he could save the train wreck that was this book.
Frannie is quite possibly the worst heroine I have ever met. She's selfish and immature and ju...more
I can't say enough how much I love Lisa's writing. She flawlessly captures a be...more
Frannie continues to be a capable heroine in this next installment of the novel. I liked in the first novel that she was strong and able to hold her ow...more
Original Sin was a whole lot darker than the first book. It has more action and is much steamier in the romance department. I didn't care much for the succubus story line and didn't like the direction the author took with Matt (Franny's angel twin brother). There were also parts of the story where I didn't understand what was going on; the writing was confusing and I couldn'...more
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