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You Slay Me

(Aisling Grey #1)

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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  22,506 ratings  ·  1,133 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 September 7th 2004 by Berkley Books
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K.T. Katzmann
Dec 08, 2015 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's 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
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Choko
*** 3.44 ***

A Buddy Read with my family @ BB&B


Another Wednesday, another UF read for our little group. This is an older series we decided to tackle because we needed something lighter and fluffier these days. Real Life has been difficult for many of us and our reading should not make it even harder... This is why, a series about a ditsy female who is aware of her not so impressive brain power and doesn't claim any, who stumbles upon a murder while trying to make a delivery and gets tangled up in
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Emily May
Apr 26, 2011 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
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Maria Dimitrova
Light and fluffy buddy read with the Wednesday UF Group of BB&B.

If you like smart and assertive female leads this book is not for you. If you like adult talk (and by that I mean not using toddler words) this book is not for you. If you like to skip eyerolling until your eyes hurt this book is not for you.

Aisling Grey almost made me bash my head in. The poor woman is a natural disaster and I wonder how she's managed to survive to her late 30ies. She's clueless but at least she's aware of it. Howe
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Jo
Oct 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Buddy read with the fantastic UF Wednesday group over at BB&B because we need something light and fluffy for a change.

Something flashed deep in his dark green eyes. "Are you unwell? You aren't going to vomit on me, are you?"
"That wasn't on my list of planned activities for the afternoon, no, but if you really insist, I suppose I could try for a hairball or something."

Aisling Grey’s first job as a courier should have been easy but Aisling seems to be a magnet for trouble and the supernatura

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Robin (Bridge Four)
2.75 Gates of Abbadon Stars

Read with Buddies Books and Baubles because after some heavy emotional reads you just need something silly.

This is a book you really have to be in the mood to totally turn off your brain and that little thing you carry around and call common sense and just go with it.

I’m not sure that my brain is ever this turned off but overall it isn’t a horrible story it just has a TSTL heroine in it. I struggle with those. Hopefully this book is just to show us how far the heroine
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Beth
Nov 17, 2008 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
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Steven
3.5 stars

This was a fun little romp. The best character was definitely Jim. The story was slightly predictable, but the fun levels overrode some of that for me so I enjoyed it. I like the world. I like Drake. I love Jim. I really like Rene. I'm curious for more about the Guardians.

Thus, overall, a decent read. Not bad for light and fluffy PNR.
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Alisha
Mar 25, 2010 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
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Nicole R
Sep 30, 2012 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
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Briar's Reviews
Katie MacAlister first book in a riveting series is golden for romance/fantasy lovers everywhere.

It's hard to believe You Slay Me was one of the first books in Katie MacAlister's giant dragon universe (does it have an official name? All of the series within this universe? It probably does...). This book was the first of many cute, sexy, fantasy filled books focusing on dragons. And it's safe to say - it's fantastic! This is one of my many guilty pleasures that I keep on my shelf for when I'm hav
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AH
Aug 04, 2010 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 elevat
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Oct 26, 2010 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
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Leah
Jun 29, 2011 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
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Phrynne
May 20, 2014 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
Candace
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's been a while since I read this one but I remember it. I love the Aisling Grey series. Katie MacAlister writes wonderful, humorous stories. Aisling Grey is a hoot! Drake is to die for. :-) ...more
Jane Stewart
Sep 28, 2010 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
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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
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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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Shannon
Feb 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
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Amy
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cotton-candy
One of those books that is terrible and terribly addicting at the same time. I did not expect to giggle as much as I did. The main character is an idiot who constantly goes around making poor life decisions but she does it with enough pizzazz that you can't help liking her anyway. And while I want to say that having a main character who acknowledges her own stupidity does not excuse said stupidity, it certainly made it easier to swallow. To describe the dragon love interest would involve me usin ...more
Becky ♡The Bookworm♡
This book was hilarious! I thoroughly enjoyed it and laughed aloud many, many, times. It shouldn't have taken me as long as it did to get through it, but every time I picked it up, I had another challenge book to read that took priority. Now that it's finished, I could easily start over and enjoy it the second time just as much!

So far I think Jim is my favorite character, although Aisling is also a lot of fun. Her relationship with Drake was interesting and I can't wait to see what happens betw
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Ridley
Aug 31, 2009 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
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Summer
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. ...more
Kededra
Mar 20, 2016 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.
Randee
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I wish I could have a dragon (in human guise) as a boyfriend. Dragons are the coolest creatures imaginable. I had this book on my TBR for a couple of years. The premise sounded like it could go in either direction; very, very good or very, very silly. Fortunately, it exceeded my highest expectations. Not only did I find it humorous (and, of course, interesting) but I also found it very erotic in the parts where Aisling and her mate-for-life dragon are 'frisky' with each other. I don't need convi ...more
Alissa
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-ebooks
I really liked this one, I thought it was a quick paranormal romance read and instead it was a pleasantly readable story with over-the-top characters, a smattering of romance (smut, and humorous at that) and it’s never boring even in the weakest plot points. Genuine fun.

"And you're one of Amaymon's servants?"

Surprisingly, it looked away and gave an embarrassed doggy cough. "I was."

"Was?" I pounced on the word. "Was? As in ... was?"

"You're a regular Einstein, aren't you? Yes, was, as in Amaymo
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Suz
Jul 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was cute. A bit silly in spots and there were a few tropes that are not among my "must read" list (fated-mate *shudder*) but over all it was light and easy and cute. I'm going to listen to the next. ...more
Poppy Minnix
Mar 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
This cracked me up. It was my type of over-the-top zany heroine humor and voice that was a joyride to listen to (audiobook).

I really enjoyed Aisling's rejection of the fated/mated trope and am looking forward to continuing the series.

I did get antsy halfway through to know what was going on, because Aisling's internal conversation was secretive about the who-done-it mystery she was working to solve, so that popped me out of POV a bit, but everything came back in the end with a well-thought-out
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Ananya
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: all_five
It was such an entertaining, fun read!
If you are a The Charley Davidson Series fan, then don't miss this.
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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.”
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“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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