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Demons From My Past by J.L. Leslie

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Romance, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self-published
Date of Release: December 24, 2015
Pages: 128 pages
Format: Mobi
Links: Author BlogFacebookGood Reads,






My Rating:
4.75 Stars
4 Stars

“Everyone has a past. Kingsley Huxton is trying to move on from hers and repair her estranged relationship with her father. When her mother helps her get a job at her father’s hotel business, she knows she finally has a shot. She can make him see she’s changed. Earn his love and trust again. Easier said than done. Especially when she meets her sexy new co-worker, Paxton Rowe, and realizes he’s the man who just kissed her senseless! Completely senseless. In fact, she’s thought of his lips for days. When she walks into her father’s office and finds out he’s the CFO, it throws her for a loop. How can she focus on fixing things with her father when she can’t get Paxton off her mind? Then Paxton seems to run hot and cold…playing mind games with her. They definitely have chemistry, but he’s holding back. Kingsley realizes he has a few demons of his own. She must determine if he’s worth the fight. Then when tragedy strikes, Kingsley has to battle the demons from her past and find out if she’s strong enough win!”

I received this eBook from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

This was quite an enjoyable change up in story themes. The female protagonist, Kingsley, is instead the “ultimate bad girl.” She’s in a band, covered in tattoo’s and is trying to win back her parents after having been a little too wild in her youth. She starts with a job at her father’s hotel business as an Event Coordinator. There, she runs into the handsome guy she kissed after her band had performed. And he’s her co-worker.

Paxton, on the other hand, is the total opposite of Kingsley. He’s a clean cut guy who wears suits every day and works hard as the assistant to Kingsley’s father.

It was a nice change up, and often not seen in romance novels. I think it should be done more often, personally.

I also enjoyed the complexity of the characters again. Kingsley has a past with drugs and alcohol, as well as misbehavior, but she’s strong and loves her family, especially her sister. She wants to show she has changed and does it through responsibility.
Even Kingsley’s father show complexity as he accepts his daughter working for him and even begins to trust her more and more. From what I gathered in the book, Kingsley did a lot of damage and her father is stubborn about forgiving her but it was nice to see them work that out a bit.

This was a good story. A nice and quick read with good characters who make you fall in love with them.

Where to Buy:
Amazon CAN | Amazon US

About the Author:

J.L. Leslie: I am from a small town in Alabama and I’m happily married with three kids. I love living a small town life because it allows me the time to do what I love…read and write! I have just started self-publishing and Demons From My Past is my first book.



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