Type: Paranormal Romance
My Copy: Sent
Rebekah “Beck” Damian runs a demonoid bar where everyone’s welcome—even a reformed flesheater who’s strictly vegetarian, a musical ghost who’s looking for a piano bar, and a feline harbinger of doom named Wampus Kitty who’s scaring the customers. So when a big strapping demon-hunter walks into the bar, Beck knows it’s not the end of the world. She’ll treat him like any other customer.
If only she could. Conall Dalvahni is the toughest, meanest, sexiest demon-hunter Beck’s ever seen—and she’s finding it hard to hide her attraction. As far as Conall’s concerned, the feeling is mutual. But how can he trust a beautiful half-demon babe like Beck—when her demonic friends have the perfect weapon to destroy every hunter on earth?
Running a demon bar is all Beck seems to know how to do. Being raised there until her dad remarried and seemingly forgot about her, now the half demon spends her days serving those who don’t feel comfortable somewhere filled with humans. Among her patrons is the appearance of a demon hunter, who seems to think Beck can help him find some information he seeks.
Conall doesn’t trust Beck because of her half demon heritage but he knows the information her and her patrons could provide would be invaluable. Problem is the more time he spends with her the more emotions he starts to feel. As the leader of the Dalvahni. he can’t afford to become attached. Especially to a woman whose demon half is as unpredictable as her human half.
I found Demon Hunting In A Dive Bar to be an enjoyable, easy read. Lighter then a lot of the darker, grittier books I usually read. Though not nearly as funny as Demon Hunting In The Deep South, I still found myself chuckling a few times as I read this one. George seems to have went more towards the quirky side of comedy instead of the outright hilarious she did in prior books.
Watching Conall deal with an onslaught of human emotion where Beck was concerned was both funny and cute. He was in denial for quite some time but true to any Dalvahni once he acknowledged the budding romance, all bets were off and he loved with everything he had. I didn’t feel the same heat level as in prior books but Beck and Conall still worked well off each other. I felt bad for Beck because her self image was so damaged because of a father her left her and never understood her. As a human he wasn’t equipped to deal with her demon side so he constantly told her that half was dangerous and unworthy. He even went as far as to get her sterilized so she can’t have children. Once faced with Conall she wasn’t sure how to have a relationship and tried again and again to push him away.
The demon weaponry to rid the earth of everyone who wouldn’t fall in line, including Dalvahni, was a story line that both excited and bored me at parts. There seemed to be a lot more filler then I’m used to from George. Because of this I found myself wanting to skim in the middle sections. George excelled at the tension and action but how she got there could be a bit cumbersome and tedious.
I enjoyed this one at the heart of it all and am looking forward to book four focusing on Beck’s twin brother who seems to have a good heart but unreliable actions. His mouthy attitude should provide for many laughs and I’m hoping his passion burns as bright as his presence.
Lexi George gives me what I crave, a paranormal romance without all the dark and angsty!
I give Demon Hunting In A Dive Bar by Lexi George 3.50 stars!