September 25, 2010

Review: Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

Paperback, 364 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Tor Teen
Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She's spent years keeping everyone at a distance—even her closest friends—and it seems her senior year will be more of the same...until Luc Cain enrolls in her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can't seem to stay away from him. What she doesn't know is that Luc works in Acquisitions—for Hell—and she possesses a unique skill set that has the King of Hell tingling with anticipation. All Luc has to do is get her to sin, and he’s as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn’t stand a chance.

Unfortunately for Luc, Heaven has other plans, and the angel, Gabe, is going to do whatever it takes to make sure that Luc doesn’t get what he came for. And it isn't long before they find themselves fighting for more than just her soul.

But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay…for all of them.

When I started reading Personal Demons I did not know what to expect. I heard so many great things about it and read the synopsis and just knew I needed to read it.

The story begins with Luc arriving for his first day at school. Luc is one sexy hot demon who is cocky, bold and self confident. The only reason Luc is at the school is, for Frannie. Luc has one goal and one goal only, that is to get Frannie to sin so he can mark her soul. Of course what Luc did not expect was to fall in love. The more time he begins to spend with Frannie, the more he begins to feel things. As Luc struggles with his feelings and all these new emotions, he begins to slack on his job. Not only do they send someone else out for Frannie, but now he has to deal with the Angel Gabe. Gabe is also there for one reason, and that is to mark Frannie for heaven.

So now Frannie has her angel and her demon and has no idea what to do with either one of them. Luc drives her nuts and makes her feel things in places she’s never felt before. Luc is her addiction and Gabe is her cure. Whenever Frannie is with either one of them it just feels right. She gets torn between the two and can’t sort all her mixed emotions.

Personal Demons is told from Luc’s point of view and Frannie’s point of view. I really like that Lisa Desrochers did this. It’s always nice to read what the other person is thinking at that same moment. What I enjoyed the most was how Luc fell in love with Frannie. He went from being this bad boy who did his job and did not care for a thing in the world, to risking his life for love. I thought the character of Luc was well developed. The only thing that I feel I could have done without, was the whole love triangle. I don’t want to give too much away, but I did not feel for Gabe at all. Maybe it was because we do not get his point of view in the story. Gabe was a sweetheart, but I felt that I was not given enough about him to care. Frannie was very easy to like and relate too. At times I could put myself in her shoes and understand where she was coming from and how she felt.

This was definitely a good read and with some really hot and steamy scenes between Luc and Frannie. I felt that Lisa ended the story really well, but in my opinion left the door open for a possible sequel. Which, I will be first in line to pick up and read.


  1. I knew I wanted to read this book but since reading your review I now need to make it my personal mission to get and read this book.

  2. Sounds awesome! I look forward to reading this one!

  3. Great review that really makes me want to read the book! Hadn't heard of this one, but have now added it to my wishlist. Thanks! :)


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