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Personal Demon

by Kelley Armstrong

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Series: Otherworld (8)

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In her acclaimed Women of the Otherworld series, Kelley Armstrong has created a scintillating realm where the supernatural and the human coexist on the edge of darkness, romance, and eternity. Personal Demon, the eighth Otherworld book, is another wickedly entertaining tale of a young woman with an insatiable lust for danger. She can't help it; it's in her blood.

Tabloid reporter Hope Adams appears to live the life of an ordinary working girl. But, in addition to possessing the beauty of a Bollywood princess, Hope has other unique traits. For she is a half-demon---a human fathered by a demon. And she has inherited not only a gift for seeing the past but a hunger for chaos---along with a talent for finding it wherever she can. Naturally, when she's chosen by a very dangerous group for a very dangerous mission, she jumps at the chance.

The head of the powerful Cortez Cabal---a family that makes the mob look like amateurs---has a little problem in Miami: a gang of wealthy, bored offspring of supernaturals is getting out of hand, and Hope is needed to infiltrate. As spells, astral projections, and pheromones soar across South Beach, Hope weaves her way through its elite hot spots, posing as upscale eye candy and reading the auras of the clientele---and potential marks.

As it turns out, Hope is a little too good at this job, and soon she's in a little too deep, needing to be bailed out by her jewel-thief werewolf ex-boyfriend and by the Cortez heir himself. And when a killer goes to work, Hope is among many targets at the pinnacle of Cabal rule. For a woman who didn't know what she was getting into, there's only one way out: it's time for Hope to unleash her most potent primal instincts---and open herself, mind and body, to everything she most fears...and desires.

Sexy and suspenseful, Personal Demon is a thrill ride through a world on the wild side of our own.

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Not my favorite in the series. I love Paige and Lucas, and how you get more insight into the cabals. I like Faith & Karl as well, but this book started out very slow for me. Finished it, loved the ending, but still not my favorite in the series. ( )
  LinBee83 | Aug 23, 2023 |
TW/CW: Sex, death, murder, torture, fantasy violence

RATING: 3.5/5

REVIEW: This is the 8th book in my Women of the Otherworld reread! It’s shocking how much of the books I’ve forgotten over the last ten years.

This book was…not my favorite. It wasn’t a bad book, but to be honest I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more if it had just been narrated by Lucas and Hope and Karl had been left out entirely. I wasn’t a huge fan of Hope and her relationship with Karl did pretty much nothing for me whatsoever.

The story itself, though, was interesting and moved quickly enough when it wasn’t bogged down with bland love scenes between Hope and Karl (yeah, I didn’t like them. ;)).

Despite my issues with it, I’d still recommend this book, if for no other reason than it’s part of a great series and the parts narrated by Lucas are great. 🙂 ( )
  Anniik | Mar 26, 2023 |
In the eighth book of her "Women of the Otherworld" series, Kelley brings in the perspective of Hope Adams, a chaos half-demon. Hope is hired by Lucas's father to investigate a case in Miami, with her particular talents being suitable for the job. The novel alternates between Hope and Lucas's viewpoints, providing an interesting read and departure from the usual format of these books. As always, an excellent read in an excellent series. ( )
  AmericanAlexandria | Feb 20, 2023 |
This is the 8th book in the ‘Women of the Otherworld” series, and is a blast. I greatly enjoyed reading it. Unlike some series, where the author tries to throw a little bit of each of the previous characters into every book, this one doesn’t have unneeded mention of characters that aren’t involved. Yes, there are nods to previous books and prior characters make an appearance when it makes sense. But it does make sense.

This particular book is the first in the series that has two narrators. Every previous book has been told from the first-person point-of-view from the female protagonist. This one also has a male first-person POV (and not the heroine’s love interest) that was included because there were some elements to the story that can’t be told from her eyes. She would have no way of seeing some of the things that happen; instead of telling them second-hand, or fabricating a reason for her to be present, Kelley used dual-narration. I really like it. I think the narrating style works well. The story told by Hope (the heroine) is truly only half the story; adding Lucas’ half really makes the book.

I don’t know that I would call this book my favorite in the series. Hope is not my favorite of the characters (though not my least favorite either) and so the book’s not quite the same as the books where I really connect with the narrators. Lucas, however, is a favorite, and so I love his sections. Even without this being my favorite, however, Personal Demon does make the short list of my favorite books from the past couple of years. ( )
  ca.bookwyrm | May 18, 2020 |
Hope is conned into a Cabal investigation. Spying feeds her need for chaos, but nothing is exactly as it seems, pulling Lucas, Paige and Karl into her investigation. Hope has to come to terms with her demon half and sorting out her relationship with Karl and the Cabal.
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  wyldheartreads | Jun 20, 2019 |
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To my sister, Alison. Your assistance and unwavering support has been more valuable - and more appreciated - than I can convey with a simple "thanks."
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Fiction. Horror. Literature. Mystery. HTML:

In her acclaimed Women of the Otherworld series, Kelley Armstrong has created a scintillating realm where the supernatural and the human coexist on the edge of darkness, romance, and eternity. Personal Demon, the eighth Otherworld book, is another wickedly entertaining tale of a young woman with an insatiable lust for danger. She can't help it; it's in her blood.

Tabloid reporter Hope Adams appears to live the life of an ordinary working girl. But, in addition to possessing the beauty of a Bollywood princess, Hope has other unique traits. For she is a half-demon---a human fathered by a demon. And she has inherited not only a gift for seeing the past but a hunger for chaos---along with a talent for finding it wherever she can. Naturally, when she's chosen by a very dangerous group for a very dangerous mission, she jumps at the chance.

The head of the powerful Cortez Cabal---a family that makes the mob look like amateurs---has a little problem in Miami: a gang of wealthy, bored offspring of supernaturals is getting out of hand, and Hope is needed to infiltrate. As spells, astral projections, and pheromones soar across South Beach, Hope weaves her way through its elite hot spots, posing as upscale eye candy and reading the auras of the clientele---and potential marks.

As it turns out, Hope is a little too good at this job, and soon she's in a little too deep, needing to be bailed out by her jewel-thief werewolf ex-boyfriend and by the Cortez heir himself. And when a killer goes to work, Hope is among many targets at the pinnacle of Cabal rule. For a woman who didn't know what she was getting into, there's only one way out: it's time for Hope to unleash her most potent primal instincts---and open herself, mind and body, to everything she most fears...and desires.

Sexy and suspenseful, Personal Demon is a thrill ride through a world on the wild side of our own.

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