Alasdair Blakesley is the head of the Covens Syndicate. He shouldn’t need to look beyond the witches and warlocks he governs, or his own abilities, to solve any problem. But a demon infestation means he can’t trust anyone who may be possessed. The last person he wants to ask for help is also the only person who can fix this, so he sucks up his pride and storms into her office.
And she turns him down cold.
As the owner of Brimstone Inc., Delilah’s passion is helping others with their supernatural problems. But Alasdair is the last man Delilah wants to tangle with. The infuriating man sees too much and demands even more. And did she mention the way he sets her body on fire?
Not that it matters—demons are the only things with which she cannot interfere. Too bad a higher power steps in and sends them both on a crash course of each others’ pasts, presents, and futures.
How is a Christmas Carol nightmare supposed to solve his demon problem without breaking the rules she’s bound by?
NICUnurse’s Review of Try as I Smite by Abigail Owen
Try as I Smite is book four in the Brimstone INC series. I haven’t read the previous three books so I can honestly say this one is written as a standalone title. There were no holes in the plot where the previous books played a part, and there was nowhere in the book that felt like an information dump, either. I’ve heard good things about this author, so I thought I’d give this new release a try.
NICUnurse’s Rating: Once upon a time, I said I wasn’t a huge fan of paranormal romance/suspense books, save for the Twilight series. But authors like Abigail Owen are quickly changing my mind. I was sucked into the story from the first page, and with all of the action and emotion that kept hitting me from all sides as I read this book, I ultimately read all night so that I didn’t have to put it down. It’s a surprising twist to A Christmas Carol that will have your heart pounding…sometimes from all of the action and suspense, and sometimes from all of the chemistry between Alasdair and Delilah. The only criticism that comes to mind with this book is that at times the action and revelations felt a bit rushed. But all in all, without having read any of the previous books in the series, I felt it was really well done. Needless to say, I think it’s the perfect read as we approach Halloween!
I give Try as I Smite by Abigail Owen 4 out of 5 propellers!