Friday, February 22, 2013

Review: Deliver Me from Temptation

Deliver Me from Temptation (Paladin Warriors #2)

by Tes Hilaire


Logan Calhoun is the last full-blooded Paladin, the future leader of a race of immortal warrior angels. The heavy responsibility of continuing the Paladin line falls to him, and the last thing he should do is get involved with a human. Then fate throws Jessica Waters, a homicide detective who doesn't believe in fate or divine intervention, into his path. Her devotion lies in her Glock and a good set of handcuffs. Like Logan, she's a warrior for her people, and she awakens within him something he'd never thought he'd feel. But she's also as human as they come...


Tes Hilaire strikes again with another great story about her Paladin warriors, Immortal warrior angels living in our world, fighting the demons and other evil supernatural beings that are roaming our earth and preying on humans. The series continues with the next leader of the Paladin council, Logan, finally coming in to his own and finding the woman of his dreams.
Logan is dealing with the consequences of the small rebellion he was part of in the last book, working with former paladin Roland to save his woman.  Logan is feeling bored with his duties and the sudden lack of action on the evil front, when suddenly a gorgeous woman crosses his path on his hunt for a succubus. When the sexy woman pulls a gun on him and his partner, things become a bit complicated.  She’s not just a sexy woman; she’s a homicide detective on the hunt herself.  Putting her in a trance he delivers her back to her bed, no matter how fascinated with her he is.  Sadly, fate has decided to play tricks on him. 
When Roland is taken in for questioning about a crime, Logan runs into his sexy detective at the local police station, where, of course, she’s been assigned to investigate Roland and solve the murder he’s suspected of. 
Jessica knows immediately there is something strange about Logan, but she is seriously drawn to him.   When she discovers he’s friends with Roland, she becomes suspicious of him and his motives.  Following up on her leads on the case keeps her running across the same path as Logan and as they spend more time together it gets harder and harder for them to resist the heat that draws them together.  Giving into the passion between them slowly leads to trust and they decide to work together to reach their combined goals.   Logan is forced to explain what he really his and the truth about their world to Jessica and sadly she decides that he's crazy. 
The passionate natures of both Jessica and Logan lead to some heated moments both in the bedroom and in their partnership.  The sharp wit and sexy emotional turmoil leads to some crazy fights and great makeup sex. When Jessica accepts the truth and embraces the new weirdness of her world, things move forward by leaps and bounds until they finally uncover the evil that is after her and uncover the betrayer in her midst.
You will laugh and cry through this story and the end will leave you wondering what the heck happened.  I cried so hard for a few chapters that my family thought something serious was wrong with me.  But in the end Tes pulls everything together for a fantastic HEA.  Logan and Jessica are awesome and when they come together the combination is explosive to the extreme.  Making you wish you could have been there to see all the sparks in person.  I’m looking forward to the next novels because there was some great build up in this book with details from other characters.  I have one main question… who is the mysterious red-headed woman? :)

Rating:   3.75 stars

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