Book Review: Personal Demons by Lisa Derochers

Rating: StarStar

(Personal Demons #1)

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.


“I don’t believe in love at all, really. But lust … is alive and well.”

I tried to liked Personal Demons, but Frannie’s bitchiness (and horny-ness) was very irritating.

At first, I thought maybe i didn’t like it because i’m Team Gabe. But no, there are valid reasons why reading this book is a waste of time.


“Tell me what to do to change your mind.”

  1. I think I just have one: GABE. I’m sure most of the readers swooned about Luc (but I don’t), but Gabe stole the show for me. Although his character is not as built and strong, he is the only redeemable character the story has. He fits into the angel character well, but shows a few human vulnerabilities, too. There’s only a little bit that i seemed odd: He loves Frannie. but how? they didn’t spend as much time to build the romance! just looking, cuddling, and kissing. He also doesn’t mind that while he’s not making out with Frannie, she’s making out with Luc. ICK.
  2. Wait there’s another one: her Grandpa. I like their relationship.


  1. This is the worst love triangle i’ve ever read. Mostly because I cannot determine which guy Frannie will choose because she talks and acts like they have equal chances to her! She says, she does not believe in Love At First Sight but that’s what happened to her (to both guys). Oh, honey, you are wrong. it’s Lust At First Sight to you. No doubt about it. And why does two supernatural, immortal beings would suddenly fall in love with an ordinary girl like Frannie? The romance has no solid foundation, just physical ones.
  2. Frannie is a sl*t. well, it has to be said! One minute she’s gushing/kissing over Luc but when he’s gone and Gabe appears, she’s gushing/kissing Gabe. What the H?!! she claims he loves Luc, but why the F does still kisses Gabe?!! I told you. Sl*t.
  3. Luc’s POV is like a girl. a very horny teenage girl. Can you hear a guy who say, ‘AS IF’? I liked his cockiness at first, but then it got tiring. The the constant ‘Hell’ jokes were so annoying. I mean, I get it so can you stop it already!
  4. Derochers repetitively uses ‘meanders’, ‘snot’, and ‘whatever’. I thought i mistakenly reread a chapter, but no. These words are all over the book.
  5. The twist and the ending sucks. It is so unbelievable that things would turn out that way. The story premise is dark and evil, but the ending was just too ‘happy’ or ‘lucky’ for me.

CASE in point: Don’t read it. The heroine is irritating, The ‘hero’ is egotistical, the love triangle is nauseating. It just didn’t work out. But hey, that’s just me.



.: maria :.

“giving up is the ultimate tragedy.”


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