Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Demon's Desire (Hearts of the Fallen, #2)” as Want to Read:
The Demon's Desire (Hearts of the Fallen, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Demon's Desire

(Hearts of the Fallen #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  176 ratings  ·  53 reviews
He’s as dark and dangerous as the storms he once commanded…and she can’t get him out of her heart.

Dru has spent two thousand years fighting to keep the people of Terra Noctem safe. In all that time, she's only opened her heart to one man, with disastrous results. But when her city takes in a group of renegade Fallen, she finds herself drawn to the brooding and tormented M
ebook, 232 pages
Published August 26th 2013 by Entangled: Covet (first published August 19th 2013)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Demon's Desire, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Demon's Desire

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.05  · 
Rating details
 ·  176 ratings  ·  53 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of The Demon's Desire (Hearts of the Fallen, #2)
Ren Puspita
4 stars

The Demon's Desire is the second installment of Hearts of Fallen series by Kendra Leigh Castle. The story continue from Demon's Song (I recommend to read it first), feature Meresin, one of the Fallen Angel that reside and protect Terra Nortem and Drusilla, the vampire king's sister. Both Meresin and Dru had a long history between them, all start with a kiss. Dru care for Meresin that always brooding, angry and homicidal. While Meresin care for nothing, not for his own brethren because his
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What I Loved
I have always loved all of Kendra's male and female characters. She has a way of creating strong female characters that pair really well with sexy bad boy male characters. Both Dru and Meresin are no different. I enjoyed Dru's controlled and collected personality, while Meresin is complete chaos and a ticking lighting bomb.
Hot and sexy as all hell. Lots of romantic tension, sexy characters and an undeniable attraction that is just brilliant.
Angels, demon and va
Jeannie Zelos
Aug 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Demon's Desire (A Hearts of the Fallen Novel) Kendra Leigh Castle .

Arc supplied by publisher.

I really enjoyed the first in this series The Demon’s Song, so was keen to read this follow up. Sadly I've mixed feelings about it. Overall I did enjoy it, just not quite as much as the first. I found it hard to engage with Meresin, he'd been through some traumas that were unimaginable and horrific even by the usual cruelties immortals face and commit, but he was just so surly, unpleasant, rude to e
Ever have one of those books that when you read the blurb you were super excited about it? Then had to put it down because something else came up? Then had another book that just had to be read, then another, then another? Each project or book pushing the first book further and further away? Then when you had nothing else to read you remembered "the book"? Yeah me too! That happened to me with Demon's Desire. I did Kendra Leigh Castle an extreme disservice by allowing this to happen. Demon's Des ...more
Traci (Mad Hatter Reads)
Aug 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher in exhange for an honest review

The Demon's Desire continues Kendra Leigh Castle's fabulous series about a group of fallen angels seeking redemption while protecting the night races inhabiting Terra Noctem. Each book focuses on a different member of the Fallen and their love interest. In The Demon's Desire it's Meresin and Dru's turn.

Meresin is one of the most enigmatic of the Fallen, keeping to himself while the rest of his brothers have form
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

This 2nd installment of Hearts of the Fallen series was a quick and satisfying read. Meresin the ever brooding fallen angel has his story, and I knew it was going to be sweet. If you read the first installment, you know that Meresin is short-tempered and often getting in trouble. His past of countless rejections and torture made him bitter and angry. He is a hard ass among the

group of fallen angels living in Terra Noctem. But as hard ass as he is, there is most definitely a sweet side to him
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Full review on my blog, Becky on Books.

This was a new-to-me author and series, and I really enjoyed it. Even though it’s actually the second book in the series, I quickly caught on to the “rules” of the world and didn’t feel at all lost. I actually liked that there wasn’t too much world building here–it felt like we were dropped right in to the action, which was a lot of fun. I fully intend to go back and read book one, The Demon’s Song, and figure that any questions I still have about the world
Gigi staub
Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
He’s as dark and dangerous as the storms he once commanded…and she can’t get him out of her heart.Dru has spent two thousand years fighting to keep the people of Terra Noctem safe. In all that time, she's only opened her heart to one man, with disastrous results. But when her city takes in a group of renegade Fallen, she finds herself drawn to the brooding and tormented Meresin, despite the fact that he seems to be the least redeemable of them all. When his instability hits a breaking point, Mer ...more
Stephanie Ziegler
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Terra Noctem is an "underground city of vampires and other night creatures." They are ruled by Justin, the Vampire King, and his sister. Though Drusilla refuses to call herself the Vampire Queen, she still maintains the status and respect of one.

Dru seems to be the only person that can calm down "an ornery fallen angel" named Meresin. Over the last two years, since the Fallen arrived at Terra Noctem seeking refuge, people have noticed that Dru and Meresin have some sort of connection. But Meres
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 Storm Raising Stars!

Kendra Leigh Castle does it again with The Demon’s Desire. The second book to Hearts of the Fallen series, I have found another fallen angel that has captured my heart. With his brooding, unaccepting of love and forgiveness, and let’s not forget the lightning, Meresin is downright sexy and I wanted to save him!
Fortunately for us (and him) he has Drusilla. Sister to the vampire King of Terra Noctem, she has the spine of steel, a fighter, finding good in everyone, and is rele
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, paranormal
***Received from Entangled Publishing for an honest review***

Dru is a two thousand year old vampire with two jobs: help her Vampire King brother keep their city of Terra Noctem safe, and keep Fallen Angel of Storms Meresin from frying the inhabitants with lightning. While the first job is simple enough, the second isn't. She might be able to calm the brooding Fallen with a touch or a word, but being near the unstable Angel wrecks havoc with her emotions, especially since that kiss...

Meresin is a
Aug 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Meresin lives with the other fallen angels who have taken refuge in Terra Noctem. The vampire let them live there in peace. Meresin is different than the other fallen angels and has anger problems. He also is unpredictable as the storms he can create. He has become a danger to himself and the others. The only person who can reach him is Dru a 2000 year old vampire. She can manage him somewhat and tries her best to fight her feelings for him. He tries his best to ignore her. She has had her heart ...more
Aug 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Should have called it The Vampire's Desire...

The biggest misfortune of this series is how intertwined the books are. When I read THE DEMON'S SONG I spent much of the time being confused by mentions of characters and events that you don't usually get in a first of the series. As it happens, some digging helped me discover that Castle has written about some of the secondary characters and this world in a series for another publisher. It's my humble opinion that if you want to enjoy the Hearts of
Julie Darley (Never judge a Book by its Movie)
I wasn't sure about this book, I requested the ARC for this soon to be released book but I thought the cover to be a little on the bodice ripper style. The story started out a little confusing. Drusilla, vampire royalty is called to break up a commotion between two vampires and Meresin, a fallen angel who is allowed to live in Terra Noctem, a fictional vampire town under Miami, Florida. What I found confusing was there were many parts of the narrative the author expected you to know, or assume y ...more
Aug 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Hearts of the Fallen series, and a very entertaining story about a fallen angel who is loved by a vampire. I recommend this to any reader who enjoys paranormal romance. I liked that I did not have to read the first book prior to this one, but I do want to read it because this one was so good.

Meresin is one of the Fallen, a group of renegade fallen angels who have made their home in Terra Noctem. He has been given the powers to control the storm, which he does quite
The Demon's Desire focuses on Meresin, the former Angel of Storms, and Dru, the Vampire King's sister and "the go-to girl for fixing stuff around Terra Noctem". I was intrigued by both in The Demon's Song and was happy to learn more about each of them.
The quiet, forbidding fallen angel who hated everyone and everything had yielded to her, just for a moment, and she'd been able to feel just how much passion and need he had walled up inside himself. The hunger in him had seemed violent, fathoml
Stephanie F
Aug 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Demon's Desire is the second book in the Hearts of Fallen series. If you haven't read the first book The Demon's Song I highly recommend you pick it up. While you don't need to have read it before this one you will be more familiar with the characters and the world.
It begins in Terra Noctem a hidden world of vampires, angels, demons and fallen angels. The world building and characters are intriguing and draw you not the story.
The hero Meresin is the Fallen Angel of Storms, he is a weapon in
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Demon's Desire by Kendra Leigh Castle, A Hearts of the Fallen Book was a pleasant and unexpected surprise. My normal books I read are paranormal romance, vamps, werewolves, the like. This one kind of fell into that category - it had some Fallen Angels, which is a newer level of paranormal. I was anticipating the same old story, but found myself drawn into a story of someone learning to accept and forgive. The twist comes with who learns how to do this - it's not who you would think.
I loved
Itara ~*My Midnight Fantasies*~
I really enjoyed this book. This is the second book I read from Kendra and I love her books. Characters from the previous book were mentioned but some didn't make an appearance, but I still liked that they were included. This book is the a companion novel but also in the same series if that makes sense. I feel like this is a Beauty And The Beast retelling almost. There's this really powerful Demon/Fallen Angel that is crazy dangerous. He has no regard for his life let alone anybody else's. Meres ...more
Rosemary K
Aug 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Meresin is a fallen angel with a bad attitude and a dangerous power. He and his brothers have been given refuge by Justin, the Vampire King. Unfortunately Meresin doesn't play nice with others and constantly causes problems. The only person he listens to is Dru, Justin's sister. Attraction sizzles between them thought neither will admit it. Dru becomes blood bonded with him when he saves her from dying. Meresin has to embark on a dangerous journey to take away his lightening. Dru goes with him. ...more
Diane Lynch
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Meresin is the Fallen Angel of Storms. He is the only angel, who is a weapon, able to wield lightning. Unfortunately, that gift (or curse) came with a price it is eating away at him, making him unredeemable in his eyes.

Drusilla (Dru) is a two thousand-year-old vampire of noble blood, sister to the king. Ever since kissing Meresin, she has been infatuated by the Fallen Angel. She is the only person that can calm Meresin.

In order to prevent his destruction Meresin needs to return to the place that
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars - This was the best of Castle's (rebooted) Hearts of the Fallen so far. This time Dru, second in command of the Terra Noctem and a warrior in her own right, is drawn to Meresin, a fallen angel who is sure that redemption is out of his reach and who keeps everyone at a distance with his surliness.
I really liked both the broody fallen angel who doubts his worthiness and the female vampire who has plenty of her own power and has developed a really great attitude over her thousands of yea
Kae Thomas Hawk
Aug 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
A match between a fallen angel and a vampire. It worked. I love how sassy Dru is. Of course it takes a lot to get Meresin to show any emotion. Like almost dying. When Dru takes a sword for him she is close to dying and he gives her his blood which bonds them. This creates a little problem for Meresin. He doesn't want anyone near him because he is losing control. And Dru isn't letting him go face what it will take to get his control back by himself. See if he dies so does she and that is just not ...more
Aug 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the second in this series by Kendra Leigh Castle and Meresin's story is even better than Phenex's Song. Although fallen these angels will enlighten our souls and make us wish for a happily ever after. Meresin has such a lost, tortured soul that you would not think him savable. But, when Dru looks beneath the surface she sees so much more than anyone else can. In order to save his soul she follows him into purgatory and must face a past that is as torturous as Meresin's time since he has ...more
Aug 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I hadn't read the first of this series but found that this didn't detract from the book and it can easily be read as a stand alone.

Dru is drawn to Meresin when noone else wants anything to do with him. She seems to have a unique ability to calm him when he's pushed to the limit. Meresin craves redemption but also doesn't think he's worthy. All his thoughts and feelings are tangled and he is struggling to come to terms with the torture he had been submitted to.
Together Dru and Meresin go on a jo
Aug 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was a little wary of jumping into a series without having read the first book. Although I think a few terms, and secondary characters would be better explained if The Demon's Song was read first.

I really liked Dru. It was nice to have a character who was strong for a change when most novels regardless of genre are about nervous, awkward and klutzy heroines. She was a warrior whether it was for her city or the people she c
Amanda Menninga
Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I honestly wasn't sure about this book prior to starting it. I would have to admit the book caught my attention from the first few pages. The plot line is that a 2,000 year old Vampire (Dru) had some type of connection with a fallen Angel (Meresin. They both fight the unspoken connection until they are forced to come together and Dru then helps her fallen Angel regain his sole. I felt that the sassy Vampire ,Dru, was funny and very down to earth for being a 2,000 year old vampire. Her falling in ...more
Aug 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in this series and was a good read, but not as good as the first for me. I liked the story line and loved how Meresin and Dru were with each other. I just feel that the book was rushed, especially the ending. Like there was a certain word count or deadline and so we were given the resolution with no explanation to how we got there. It left me with more unanswered question than answered ones. Still worth a read though, especially if you have read the first. I received an A ...more
Aug 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book contained a combination of supernaturals that I've never read together before: angels & vampires. I found it interesting to see how they interacted together. Meresin is the fallen angel and Dru is a 2,000 year old vampire. They obviously have feelings for each other and the book explores what happens when they act on it. This is book two in Hearts of the Fallen series. I've never read book one, The Demon's Song, but that didn't make it hard to understand the characters or storyline. I ...more
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Dursilla is a vampire and Meresin is a fallen angel. Dursilla made a mistake over 2000 yrs ago, turning her boy friend into a vampire and had to kill him for killing innocent people. Meresin only remembers what hell is like and has only anger for many things. The saying goes what doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger is what Dursilla and Meresin story reminds me of, love is the most powerful feeling of all. ...more
« previous 1 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Goodreads Librari...: Add kindle edition of the "Demon's Desire" 2 11 Sep 17, 2013 01:30PM  
For Covet Fans 1 3 Sep 05, 2013 10:21AM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Blood King (Inferno Rising, #2)
  • Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #1, Demonica, #6)
  • Immortal Rider  (Lords of Deliverance, #2; Demonica, #7)
  • Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #3; Demonica, #8)
  • Return of the Rogue (Sinclare Brothers, #1)
  • A Rogue In A Kilt (Castle Blackstone, #2)
  • Sins, Lies & Spies (Black Brothers #2)
  • The Protector (Fire's Edge, #4)
  • Sins of my Father (Black Brothers, #1)
  • Shadow Flight (Shadow Riders, #5)
  • Vendetta Road (Torpedo Ink, #3)
  • Wicked Bite (Realm Enforcers, #5)
  • Fury Unleashed (Forgotten Brotherhood, #1)
  • Arctic Bite (Forgotten Brotherhood, #2)
  • Bjorn Cursed (Forgotten Brotherhood, #4)
  • Burning Ash (Forgotten Brotherhood, #3)
  • Wolf on the Run (Salvation Pack, #3)
  • Wicked Kiss (Realm Enforcers, #4)
See similar books…
Kendra Leigh Castle is the author of numerous paranormal romances, including the MacInnes Werewolves trilogy, the RITA award-nominated Renegade Angel, the Dark Dynasties series, and the Hearts of the Fallen series. 2014 will see the release of her first contemporary romance, For the Longest Time, which will be the first in her Harvest Cove series. Kendra lives in Maryland with her husband, childre ...more

Other books in the series

Hearts of the Fallen (2 books)
  • The Demon's Song (Hearts of the Fallen, #1)

Related Articles

Some people love books. Some people fall in love. And some people fall in love with books about falling in love. Every month our team sorts...
29 likes · 14 comments