Demon Hunting in Dixie by Lexi George [review] 2011, paranormal romance

Demon Hunting in Dixie by Lexi George [review] 2011, paranormal romanceAuthor: Lexi George
Title: Demon Hunting in Dixie
Series: Demon Hunting #1
Publisher: Brava, Kensington
Pages: 384
Release Date: May 1, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Synopsis

A warrior, a demon, and the girl next door. . .

Looking For Trouble

Addy Corwin is a florist with an attitude. A bad attitude, or so her mama says, ‘cause she's not looking for a man. Mama's wrong. Addy has looked. There's just not much to choose from in Hannah, her small Alabama hometown. Until Brand Dalvahni shows up, a supernaturally sexy, breathtakingly well-built hunk of a warrior from-well, not from around here, that's for sure. Mama thinks he might be European or maybe even a Yankee. Brand says he's from another dimension. Addy couldn't care less where he's from. He's gorgeous. Serious muscles. Disturbing green eyes. Brand really gets her going. Too bad he's a whack job. Says he's come to rescue her from a demon. Puh-lease. But right after Brand shows up, strange things start to happen. Dogs talk and reanimated corpses stalk the quite streets of Hannah. Her mortal enemy Meredith, otherwise known as the Death Starr, breaks out in a severe and inexplicable case of butt boils. Addy might not know what's going on, but she definitely wants a certain sexy demon hunter by her side when it all goes down. . .

"A not-to-be-missed Southern-fried, bawdy, hilarious romp." -Beverly Barton, New York Times Bestselling Author"A demonically wicked good time." -Angie Fox
Format: Paperback
Also by this author: Demon Hunting in the Deep South, Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar, Demon Hunting with a Dixie Deb
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five-stars

Demon Hunting in Dixie is the first book in the Demon Hunting series by Lexi George.

  • Setting: Alabama
  • Sexual Content: explicit, for 18 yrs and up
  • Point of View: third person
  • Tense: past

DEMON HUNTING IN DIXIE is a fast-paced, fun romp with demon hunters and quirky townspeople. The women in the story are pure Southern, but so different from one another I don’t feel comfortable trying to lump them together. Addy, the main character, is a spitfire with sass and spunk. Her best friend, Evie, is shy and reserved. Meredith, their nemesis, is a queen bee with venom.

The basic storyline is Brand (a warrior from another realm) saves Addy from a demon. In doing so, he makes her part Dalvahni and gives her abilities. The demon marked her and won’t give up on having her; so, Brand feels it necessary to stay with Addy at all times to protect her.

Brand and his fellow warrior Ansgar are adorable trying to deal with Addy and Evie, while adapting to the South. I enjoyed their struggles translating the Southern colloquialisms.

I also liked how the town drunk knew about the demons. He was another interesting character.

The book was laugh out loud funny at times. Other times, it was just ridiculous. For example, two women fight over a dead man’s “weenie” at a funeral. Although I thought some things were over-the-top, I still enjoyed reading every page. This book was a blast to read.

The romance between Addy and Brand happens quickly. Some people might perceive it as insta-love. I wasn’t bothered by it because it felt natural. There was nothing forcing them to be together, and it didn’t feel like they were confusing lust with love. The author did a great job with making the romance believable.

The romance between Evie and Ansgar is unresolved in this book, but that was fine because I quickly jumped into the second book in the series, in which Evie and Ansgar are the main characters.

If you haven’t read DEMON HUNTING IN DIXIE yet, I strongly recommend it. I give it 5 out of 5 stars for its humor, romance, and well-developed characters.

 

About Lexi George

Lexi George writes snarky, Southern-fried paranormal romance for Kensington. Her debut novel, Demon Hunting in Dixie, was released in 2011, and a novella and two more demon hunter books followed. Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar, the third book in the series, was nominated for a RITA in 2014. The fourth book, Demon Hunting with a Dixie Deb, is due to be released May 24, 2016. Lexi enjoys reading and writing romance, but her first love is fantasy. A Meddle of Wizards is the story of Raine Stewart, a sheltered, sickly young woman who comes into her own when she’s transported to a magical world, discovers her burgeoning powers as an adept, and faces the evil wizard who killed her parents. Lexi’s day job as an appellate attorney requires reading transcripts filled with murder, mayhem, and worse. Perhaps this is why she enjoys stories filled with humor, action, adventure, and magical creatures. She has a violent aversion to sad movies, having been scarred by Old Yeller at the age of nine. She drinks tea, not coffee, and has never seen The Exorcist, because she is a world-class chicken. She is the third of four children, with all the attendant neuroses.

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