Review of Try As I Smite (Brimstone Inc. #4) by Abigail Owen

“We are always better together.”


Genre: Paranormal, Holiday Romance

Length: 123 Pages

POV: Third Person


Bah humbug just got a lot darker.

Alasdair Blakesley is the head of the Covens Syndicate. He shouldn’t need to look beyond the witches and warlocks he governs, or his own abilities, to solve any problem. But a demon infestation means he can’t trust anyone who may be possessed. The last person he wants to ask for help is also the only person who can fix this, so he sucks up his pride and storms into her office.

And she turns him down cold.

As the owner of Brimstone Inc., Delilah’s passion is helping others with their supernatural problems. But Alasdair is the last man Delilah wants to tangle with. The infuriating man sees too much and demands even more. And did she mention the way he sets her body on fire?

Not that it matters — demons are the only things with which she cannot interfere. Too bad a higher power steps in and sends them both on a crash course of each others’ pasts, presents, and futures.

How is a Christmas Carol nightmare supposed to solve his demon problem without breaking the rules she’s bound by?

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author and Entangled Publishing via NetGalley.*

Alasdair is a warlock with exponential power, literally at his fingertips. Delilah is a mixture of good and evil, depending on who you ask. Both care about others. Both try to do right. But their strong alpha personalities cause them to clash.

When Alasdair goes to her to help she wants nothing more than to be able to assist, but she cannot. What she does is send him to someone who can, however that didn’t end up as anyone expected. Instead of the help he’d anticipated he ended up back with Delilah, stuck in rendition of A Christmas Carol.

“You make me happy too. Even if you are a control freak.”

Throughout their journey they saw each others greatest pain, and discovered that their paths had crossed even before they knew it. Their destinies were entwined, and once they realized it, they desires they each felt and each had been fighting against became something they no longer had to deny. Lost in a journey they couldn’t escape, they also found themselves lost in each other.

Their journey, although insightful to the demon problem they were facing, gets hijacked by the one demon who had been hunting Alasdair since he was a boy. Fighting to save each other, fighting to save his people, fighting to save the world…these two realize that neither can do it alone. Combined they have the love and power to take on anything thrown at them. All it took was was a little outside assistance for them to realize it.

“I want you to make me come so hard I see the edges of heaven.”

Try As I Smite is a quick paranormal read that combines adventure, suspense, and love. It was fast-paced (maybe a little too fast-paced), the characters were well developed, their personalities almost tangible, and it captured me enough to finish it in a single day. For anyone who likes a little demon, witch, angel magical romance this is one I’d suggest grabbing.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.



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