Review: Irresistible Demise
Title: Irresistible Demise
Author: Carly Spade
Date Published: December 13th 2019
Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Urban Fantasy
If you’re looking for the kind of story about a naïve virgin who doesn’t like alcohol, scrunches her nose at cigarettes, or doesn’t believe vampires exist…this isn’t the story for you. Oh, vampires? I know they exist because I had the displeasure of meeting some when I was a kid. Don’t worry, they’re all dead. I'm not a kid anymore. I'm a red-blooded woman with a "glamorous" bartending job at a place called After Midnight, and I thought fangers were but a distant memory. Until he walked in. Tall, pale, and far too handsome for his own undead good. Between the insults tossed back and forth, caught gazes and fleeting touches that made my skin electrify as much as it made it crawl…he came with a warning. An unwanted visitor was on its way to town, and my name had been whispered in passing. With a name like Freya, it was hard to forget. This time around I have friends to help me keep the arrogant vampire at arm’s length…or at least neck’s length. Not to mention any other creepy crawlies who emerge from the night. I may be nocturnal, but I'll be damned if I ever let the night claim me.
This was my first read by Carly Spade and I loved it. Paranormal romance is one of my favourite genres and this book had it all; snarky heroine, mysterious vampire, magic, enemies to lovers trope and hilarious side characters. The sassy badass Freya already knows vampires exist and hates them (understandable since they killed her family) which was a breath of fresh air from a lot of paranormal romances where the MC doesn’t know about them. Freya was great MC, she talked tough but really, she was just a loyal friend who’s just doing the best she can.
Then in comes Marcus - sexy, mysterious and protective - who, as a vampire Freya hates but can’t help but find attractive. Marcus knows something bad is coming and as soon as Marcus finds Freya, he knows that whatever the unknown bad thing is, it’s coming for her. The romance grew throughout, it was a slow-burn with minimal steam and whilst I enjoyed Marcus’s character, I didn’t connect to him as much as Freya – probably due to lack of his POV. It was a captivating story, and the side characters were equally intriguing with their own very interesting story. They added some great depth and humour, I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book to every character. It was fast paced, intriguing and passionate. An abundance of paranormal creatures but written with a fresh view that made the book addictive! The mix of sexual tension, danger and well thought out plot made the book incredibly enjoyable. I cannot wait to read more about Freya and her new friends. It’s a perfect book if you love vampire romance with a good dose of action and a well-formed antagonist- which I do!
Rating: 4 Stars