Friday, September 22, 2017

Flashback Friday: The Demon You Know by Barbara Elsborg #Review #Giveaway

Author: Barbara Elsborg
Book: The Demon You Know
Publisher: Loose ID
Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde
Publication date: April 27, 2017
Length: 226 pages

Reviewed by Meredith


A good demon?

Ezra is a timekeeper in Hell, responsible for building and maintaining the clocks that tick away eternal torment. He’s never believed he deserves to be in Hell, and when the reason he’s there is revealed, he’s horrified...yet filled with hope. But is this just another form of torture? When Ezra’s given a chance to go to the surface, he’s determined to uncover the truth, but his fellow demons seem just as determined he won’t survive the journey.

A bad angel?

Roman doesn’t understand why an angel who failed his training the first time round has been given the job of policing paranormals in the UK’s capital city. He’s consumed by unhappiness. He might not be in Hell, but sometimes it damn well feels like it.

When Roman meets Ezra his failings come back to haunt him. Ezra makes him want to break the rules, but an angel protecting a demon? Discovery would bring an eternity of suffering, and with a boss none other than the archangel Michael, it'll take more than a miracle for the lovers to stand together.

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For the Flashback Friday I’m going to Hell…. For reals! The Demon You Know is probably my favorite book by this author. I remember reading this two years ago like it was yesterday. I remember how I ached and cried for Ezra through the entire thing and when his whole story was told feeling so moved that I was hungover for days.

The author takes us into Hell for this book and I always find it interesting to see how people perceive Hell to be. She really honed in on the depravity and darkness. 

This is book three in this series and funny enough, I read this one before the others. So easily it can be a standalone. Ezra is a demon and the other MC in this Roman, the one whose heart belongs to him, is an angel. Makes you think of that quote, “A fish could love a bird but where would they live?”

This was such a gripping, entertaining, suspenseful read. I didn’t want it to ever end and yet I wanted it to so that I could get to the happily ever after. She really makes you work for that happiness and I loved every minute.

I honestly can’t recommend this book enough as a must read and re-read. It will shake your soul and keep you thinking. It will stay with you long after it ends and you will long for more.


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  2. I'm sure I'm forgetting some...but off the top of my head:
    Perfect Imperfections by Cardeno C
    At Attention by Annabeth Albert
    Beyond Duty by Sjd Peterson
    Russian Prey by Sandrine Gasq Dion
    Home series by Cardeno C

  3. Some of my favourites are Muscling Through by JL Merrow, the Adrien English series by Josh Lanyon, Whyborne & Griffin by Jordan L. Hawk and anything written by Harper Fox