You Slay Me, by Katie MacAlister

19 Jul

Format: Kindle Edition, 342 pages
Published: September 7, 2004 (first published January 1, 2004)
Publisher: Onyx
Back cover blurb:
Aisling Grey is a courier enjoying a free, work-related trip to Paris when she learns she’s a Guardian. That’s a keeper of the Gates of Hell, for those who don’t know. She finds this out from Drake Vireo, who’s scrumptiously sexy-at least in his human form. Now Drake has stolen the package Aisling was sent to deliver, and she must track him down, get the package, and try to resist the passion boiling inside her.
My review:
I really loved it, and I didn’t think dragons would be my thing. But, honestly, who doesn’t love a smexy, smirking, smoking hot bad boy? The fact that he can breathe fire into you and make you all hot and bothered is an added bonus.

Ah, yes, Drake Vireo has been added to my long list of fictional boyfriends. I also have a huge soft spot for Jim, the demon dog. His ability to hump/pee/make inappropriate remarks/sing Elvira in a crowded bar makes me love him so much.

I enjoyed the mystery, even if it was a little formulaic. The ending had sufficient surprise, and there is much scope for subsequent books to develop the relationship between Aisling and Drake. I was glad it wasn’t tied up neatly.

I loved the gruesome French street names, the phrases Rene teaches her to get by – “there is a frog in my bidet” – and, of course, the snarky exchanges with Drake. This really is my kind of book. I laughed out loud many times. Sign me up for the next three in the series!

My rating: 5/5

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