by Katie MacAlister

September 2004
ISBN: 0-451-41152-8
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Mass Market Paperback

Katie MacAlister creates an entertaining world of demons, dragons and the people who control them. We race around Paris as Aisling Grey finds herself in deep trouble trying to deliver a statue for her uncle.

The client ends up dead. The statue is stolen from Aisling by an amazingly handsome man, Drake Vireo. A man that turns out to be a dragon in human form. The way her blood heats up every time sheís near him, Aisling isnít surprised to hear that she is also his wyvern mate. Drake is the top dragon of his sept. She doesnít fall for the petty servants. Aisling isnít buying any of the mate stuff. She just wants to get her statue and get the heck out of Paris.

While sheís looking for Drake, she finds out that sheís a Guardian as well. A guardian of what, you might ask? Well, it turns out sheís supposed to keep an eye on the portals to Hell. She canít even control the demon she summoned. How can she take charge of sending the dark lords back to their own home?

Things are heating up as some of the most powerful people in the Paris paranormal underworld are being killed. Aisling is starting to look like the prime suspect as she shows up right after each murder. Her demon in Newfoundland form isnít a particularly helpful sort. As the suspects pile up, Aisling has to find a way to take control of her life and get out of Paris alive.

From the moment, Aisling sets foot in Paris, the story races in a furious rush to the end. Aisling seems a little naÔve and flighty. She doesnít inspire confidence in her ability to solve her new jobs in life. Drake isnít overly defined as a character. If itís a romance you want, this book doesnít have a lot of it. Even though the attraction between Drake and Aisling is quite steamy, there is no resolution between them. This is the first in a series about Aisling, so Iím sure weíll see more of Drake. The concept of the world Ms. MacAlister creates is interesting. Jim, Aislingís demon in a Newfoundlandís body, is a hilarious side kick.

You Slay Me is intriguing and funny. Iíll be looking forward to the next in the series.

Reviewed in August 2004 by Jenni.

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