Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Discussion Time~ Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She has spent years keeping everyone at a distance---even her closest friends---and it seems as if her senior year is going to 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 is on a mission. He’s been sent from Hell itself to claim Frannie’s soul. It should be easy---all he has to do is get her to sin, and Luc is as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn’t stand a chance. But he has to work fast, because if the infernals are after her, the celestials can’t be far behind. And sure enough, it’s not long before the angel Gabriel shows up, willing to do anything to keep Luc from getting what he came for. It isn’t long before they find themselves fighting for more than just Frannie’s soul.
But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay . . . for all of them Description from goodreads.com
***These are my thoughts on Personal Demons, Discussion Time!!!**
I'm always nervous about going into books knowing there is angels and demons. Because you never know which direction the author is going to go with the religious aspects. I was very pleasantly surprised at how this particular story was approached and enjoyed it.
One of the things that has been very common in romance books as of late is the love triangle. From the cover it's pretty clear there was a huge possibility this story was going to contain one as well. I think that because the chapters switch perspectives between Luc and Frannie that Gabriel was going to be overlooked emotionally through the majority of the novel as far as romance goes.
So even though Frannie may think Gabriel's hot and have a miniscule interest in him this early in the series. The triangle may develop later in the series, but really focuses just on Frannie and Luc in this first book. Luc having a huge Pro list as far as romance goes on my list because the reader really gets to know him personally. Gabriel's character is just viewed to us through Frannie and Luc's perspectives and although his character is interesting, I'd much rather see how Luc and Frannie work it out between themselves for now.
Ok enough of the romance factor! What was a constant confusion for me was who Frannie chose as friends. The relationship that she has between her friends is very unhealthy, competitive and borderline enemy status. Every time they interacted with each other, be it at lunch or hanging out I always wondered why Frannie would choose to hang out with them at all.
I enjoyed this story, I think it was handled really well and I kind of have a crush on Luc. Can't wait to see what happens next.
What are your thoughts about religion in books?
What do you enjoy most about reading angel/demon books?
Love triangles...hate them or love them?
Friendship, do you hang out with people that you'd rather hit than hug?