Review: Demon Hunting in the Deep South (Demon Hunting #2) by Lexi George

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Book: Demon Hunting in the Deep South (Demon Hunting #2)
Author: Lexi George
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Date Published: July 31st, 2012
ASIN: B007C7343O
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***ARC provided by NetGalley***
4 out of 5 Stars
Blurb: The warrior and the wallflower . . .
   Shy, self-conscious Evie Douglass tries to stay under the radar, especially when her nemesis Meredith Peterson, aka The Death Starr, is anywhere around. Meredith and her bitch posse of skinny girlfriends have tormented Evie since the seventh grade, calling her names like The Whale and Thunder Thighs.
   Evie tries to stay invisible, but that’s not an easy thing for a plus-sized gal to do in a small town like Hannah, Alabama. She finds it doubly hard to avoid Meredith’s wrath once she takes a job at the lumber mill. You see, Meredith’s husband is Evie’s new boss. Translation: more torture time for The Death Starr.
   Evie thinks things couldn’t get much worse until the morning she finds Meredith’s bloody body sprawled across her desk. Typical Meredith, she gets herself dead mere days after a very public scene in which Meredith accuses Evie of having an affair with her husband. Worse, the murder weapon is found in Evie’s car.
   Suddenly, Evie is the Number One suspect in a sensational murder case. But she’s got bigger problems. Hannah is infested with demons—soul sucking, body snatching creatures of evil—and, for some reason, they want Evie. The only thing standing between Evie and death or possible possession is a hunky blond demon slayer named Ansgar.
   Ansgar is a Dalvahni warrior, a supernaturally gorgeous race whose sole purpose is to hunt down and capture rogue demons.
   Evie could almost swear that Ansgar is interested in more than demons. He seems interested in her. Ridiculous, of course, because he’s sex on two legs and she’s…
Well, she’s Whaley Douglass.
   To add to Evie’s troubles, Meredith doesn’t even have the decency to stay dead. She shows back up as a ghost and she’s more of a beyotch than ever. Meredith has deathnesia—she can’t remember who killed her—leaving Evie to solve the mystery herself, or go to jail for a murder she didn’t commit.
  What do you get when you mix a lovable heroine, an irresistible Dalvahni warrior, loads of magic, humorous situations galore, and a town that is a cesspool for demons? Demon Hunting in the Deep South of course! A fast, fun read that will leave you smiling!
  The characters in this book were great, they were all so colorful and each one was an individual. Evie is especially hilarious, her inner dialogue had me cracking up more than once. She is just a sweet southern girl, maybe even a little too kind sometimes. She has grown up with a bad self-image, having been teased as being a curvy girl all her life. It was so rewarding to see her grow into a confident and self-assured woman. I could really relate to her and empathize with her, and I guess that is why I loved her.
  Ansgar was instrumental in helping Evie to see the beauty & strength in herself. He's a sexy Dalvahni warrior, able to use all kinds of cool magic. I love how he sees Evie as a beautiful and brave woman, even when she doesn't believe it herself.
  The supporting characters in this book were also really memorable, Nicole and Muddy, were two of my favorites. Also Sheriff Whitsun & Conall (among others) really caught my interest, and I really hope to see more of them in future books! In short, Lexi George has done an awesome job at writing all of the different characters that were a part of this book.
  It was a really enjoyable read, and I found myself smiling and laughing out loud throughout the whole book. While I strongly recommend reading the first book before this one, you could read it as a stand-alone, but I think I would have enjoyed it even more if I'd done so. It was still a good, fun read, and I'm looking forward to more!

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