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Title: The Demon's Daughter
Series: Demon Outlaws #1
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy
Publisher: Entangled Select
Publication Date: March 26,2013
Copy Provided By: Publisher
Hunter is the only man capable of killing the demons that left the
world in ruins. But when he’s hired by a notorious priestess to bring
a thief to justice, the Demon Slayer gets more than he bargains for.
Airie was raised in an abandoned temple as a priestess’s daughter,
having no idea of her true origins. In a time when any half-breed
spawn of a demon is despised by mortal and immortal alike, not knowing
the truth is the only thing keeping her safe.
Forced to flee her home in the wake of disaster and discovery of who
she is, Airie must place her trust in a man who believes she should
never have been born. And when a demon uprising threatens lives he has
sworn to protect, Hunter has to make a choice: abandon Airie to an
uncertain fate, or overcome his own personal demons and love her for
who she truly is.
Don't let the cover fool you, this book isn't your average paranormal romance. The Demon's Daughter combines romance, fantasy and the eternal struggle of good vs. evil to create something unique to the genre. Since this isn't a genre I really read all that much I wasn't sure what to expect. Boy am I so glad I gave this one a shot. From the opening scene right up until the very end I was sucked into this story.
My favorite part of The Demon's Daughter by far were the characters. I loved Hunter!! I mean hello swoon worthy male protagonist. Hunter is sexy, smart, clever, bold, brave and oh did I mention that he's an awesome demon hunter as well!! I also really loved Hunter's relationship with Blade his barkeeper best friend. I suspect we haven't heard the last of him, at least I hope not.
Now although I loved Hunter, Airie was also awesome, not only is she part Goddess but also part demon as well. Um, can we say identity crisis! She was great, I loved her role in the story. However, I'm not sure about the ending. I get why she chooses the way she does but I'm not sure I really agree with it. Thankfully this is only the first book in the series so who knows maybe things will change!
I also want to mention how much I appreciate how the romance was handled in this story. Based on the cover one would assume this book would be non stop steamy romance. I mean hello, he's shirtless. While The Demon's Daughter does have romance it isn't overwhelming. I'd even say that the book leans more to the paranormal side of things than the romance side. Great for someone like me who doesn't read the genre all that much. I could confidently recommend this to readers who aren't all that familiar with the genre and looking for something to try.
Overall, The Demon's Daughter is a great book with wonderful writing, perfect pacing and plenty of action. Would I recommend this book? A resounding yes!! Like I said before, don't let the cover fool you. Therefore in the end, I will be rating The Demon's Daughter by Paula Altenburg ★★★★.
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Paula also co-authors paranormal romance under the pseudonym Taylor Keating.
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