Title: Where There's Smoke
Author: Karen Kelley
Publisher: Sourcebook Casablanca
Paperback: 304 pages
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Book Rating: 3 Stars
ARC Copy provided by Net Galley
When sexy wannabe-demon, Destiny Carter, is kicked out of Hell, she lands in Ft. Worth, Texas with one week to corrupt a soul. Or else. She slips into a slinky red dress, and heads straight for the delicious, corruptible looking cowboy at the bar.
But Chance Bellew has his own agenda-saving souls. He's not your typical angel. He’s a nephilim, to be exact. Centuries ago, angels came down from Heaven and mated with mortal women. When the women bore children, a new race was created. Immortals with powers—demigods, nephilim.
But the children don’t live by the same rules as mortals, or that of the typical, robe-wearing, bright light-surrounding-them angels. Hell, most of the time the nephilim are breaking the rules, and making up new ones as they go. As long as they don’t cross over to the dark side, everyone pretty much stays out of their way.
But sometimes a demon-in-training, who looks like Destiny, comes along and all Hell breaks loose.
Destiny is a wanna be demon who is one soul shy of her goal. And she sets her sights on one sexy Chance Bellow. Little does she know, Chance is a nephilim hell bent on making sure that doesn't happen. He's determined to save her soul.
This book starts out hot and just gets hotter, which for me, was a turn-off. I admit to liking things spicy--very spicy--but Destiny and Chance needed to come up for air once in a while. Sex in a book just to fill in pages isn't sexy to me. It makes the times the two get together a little meaningless.
There is a chance for a great story line but it was weakened by the fact that Chance and Destiny spent so much time getting naked. Destiny's character would have been more likable if more time was spent on the emotional aspects of the book.
Overall, Where There's Smoke is a very hot erotica read that falls a little flat on character development for me.