Kiss Me, Kill you

Kiss Me, Kill you

by Larissa Hardesty


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Kiss Me, Kill you by Larissa Hardesty

Emmy Duivel believes in true love: heart-stopping kisses, candlelight dinners, and a connection that lasts forever. But not the kind of kisses that land your date in the hospital. Emmy always knew she was different, but not in the supernatural sense. Not in the succubus sense.

Paul Andinn had only one job: watch over Emmy and make sure she doesn't expose the supernatural world. It should have been easy, but the moment he looked away, she kissed that boy, and everything changed.

He should be more upset. But he can't. Not when he's falling hard for her.

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ISBN-13: 9781546774327
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/23/2017
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Kiss Me, Kill you 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
charlottesp More than 1 year ago
In this darling little YA romance, the author captured the trials and tribulations of being a teenager falling in love perfectly. It's a "coming-of-succubus-age" story where the drama, the angst, the feeling that everything in the world is against you all brings back memories from when I was a teen (minus being a succubus, of course!). It's also a story about learning what your feelings mean, your way around a new world and new experiences, and how to find your own voice in the chaos. Can't wait for the second one!
JCW77 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic story. Everything I never knew I wanted in a teen succubus story. Fast paced and I loved the different take on paranormal.
Arys More than 1 year ago
Kiss Me, Kill You by Larissa C. Hardesty is a YA paranormal romance that completely caught my interest when I read the first line of the synopsis, “First kisses should be legendary- not deadly.” Ms. Hardesty’s novel is about almost sixteen, hopeless romantic, Emmy Duivel who has a giant crush on her US History partner, Paul Andinn, ever since he sat next to her on the first day of class. However, after asking Paul out on a date only to be turned down, she ends up blindly accepting a rebound date from one of the school’s most popular guys. This one decision and her pending sixteenth birthday soon propel the story forward as the truth about her and her family come out…Emmy is a succubus! Add in the forbidden love aspect between Emmy and Paul, who is supposed to only watch Emmy and make sure she doesn’t expose the supernatural world, not date her, or risk being punished by the Powers that Be (or worse), and Ms. Hardesty’s story just became a lot more interesting. I found Kiss Me, Kill You to be a unique story on the succubus/incubus mythology. Ms. Hardesty does a great job in her writing, especially in her details and keeping the pace from getting too slow. I also adored her main characters of Emmy and Paul. I liked the chemistry between the two and the scenes with them together were my favorites. I also liked how relatable the two characters were. My only issues came from the villains (too obvious) and lack of resolution. I had questions left unanswered so I hope there is a sequel! Overall, Kiss Me, Kill You by Larissa C. Hardesty is an enjoyable novel that combines both the usual and the unusual in a way that allows you to connect with the characters and is one I would happily recommend to read. (I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book I received for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)
etoile1996 More than 1 year ago
in lauren hardesty's debut paranormal ya, kiss me, kill you, the supernatural beings at the heart of the story are succubi and incubi. not your usual paranormal heroes. at least, not the paranormal stuff i've read. anyway, a romance with a succubus is going to be a tragedy, right? poor emmy has no idea why people are starting to look at her funny. or why guys seem to give in to her every demand, well almost all guys. paul andinn, however, seems to have no problem saying no. and he's the only guy she is actually interested in. of course her mom and her best friend, lily, keep telling her there's no reason to settle for just one guy. and there is no such thing as love. but she's read enough books to know that no one would spend as much time writing about love if it wasn't something real. when she asks paul out and he declines she is so mortified that when the school playboy asks her out on a date she says yes. and suddenly, even though everyone in her life had been telling her to play the field, they all warn her against kissing. paul knows she should be kissing anyone. she's untrained, she doesn't know or understand their heritage. she is a succubus, he is the incubus in charge of watching her. and the demonic powers that require they collect souls as payment for their very existence on the mortal plane, are watching both of them. because when paul kisses a girl to feed his own hunger, emmy kisses jake. and when he passes out mid-kiss because she has no idea what her power does, paul has to help her fix things. once emmy is finally clued into her heritage the action really picks up. paul has to admit that he has strong feelings for emmy. but they both have to get away from the powers all-seeing eyes. they learn that they can't trust anyone but each other. the journey that they take, the danger that they are in, the stakes are so high. because neither of them is a killer, it doesn't matter that their very existence demands they kill humans. somehow they will make things work. because what they feel for one another means more than everything else. the story closes and their future isn't clear and the danger is real. there's no cliffhanger, but this does have series potential. **kiss me, kill you will publish on june 12, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (digiteen) in exchange for my honest review.
TheThoughtSpot More than 1 year ago
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to read and review Kiss Me, Kill You by Larissa C. Hardesty! Emmy is a succubus but she has no idea that she is because her mother has kept her in the dark, even though it's her job to teach and train Emmy. Emmy feels like an awkward teenager and the only guy she's interested in, (Paul), turned her down when she asked him on a date. Emmy is changing due to being a succubus and guys are noticing. She goes on a date with Jake, has her first kiss and he ends up in the hospital. Emmy is freaked out and her mom and best friend, Lily, are finally telling her the truth. She fights against her succubus duties and struggles with her feelings for Paul. There is a boost in the amount of swearing in the last part of the book, so I give it a rating of 4.5 stars. Kiss Me, Kill You fits in the supernatural genre and it's fun and fast moving and kept me so entertained that I didn't want to put it down; I read it straight through.
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
Kiss Me, Kill You is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Emmy and Paul. Emmy is your typical 16 year old girl. She wants nothing more than to be swept off her feet and fall in love. Emmy has always been different and just kinda faded into the back of things. She was never the center of attention. But, now that Emmy has hit 16, her entire life is about to be turned upside down...Once upon a time, Paul believed in love and romance. But, that was never in the cards for him. Now, Paul has found himself saddled with the job of making sure Emmy transitions into the supernatural world without drawling attention. This should have been the easiest job for him, but he never truly saw Emmy coming....Will Emmy settle into this new life? Is being a succubus all it's cracked up to be? Can there be love in the supernatural world? Overall, I thought this book was a quick and easy read. I thought the story-line was fresh and unique. I really liked the idea of it and was intrigued by the characters. I liked the paranormal aspects mixed with high school life. I enjoyed watching Emmy trying to adapt to her new life and all that comes with it. I thought Paul was interesting and I enjoyed learning about his past and the succubus lifestyle. I thought Emmy and Paul were cute together. They had kind of a slow building romance. Yes, the chemistry was there, but they had a few things to overcome before finally getting together. I thought Kiss Me, Kill You was a cute read. Definitely a book that you can finish in just one sitting. I thought it had a nice balance of paranormal aspects, angst and romance. Great if you are looking for a lighter YA Paranormal Romance.
onemused More than 1 year ago
“Kiss Me, Kill You” is one of the best YA supernatural romances I have read in a while! We follow Emmy and Paul in alternating viewpoints. Paul is an incubus who has been following Emmy for “The Powers” (which seem to be some sort of demon). Emmy is a succubus who doesn’t know it- but she’s about to come into her heritage when she turns 16 in a week. Her mother, Melinda, is also a succubus but has raised Emmy to be a normal teenager. All of that is about to change. Emmy doesn’t know anything about her or her family/friend’s true natures, and she has a huge crush on Paul. When he turns her down, she’s so disappointed that she accepts a date from another guy at school, Jake. The date goes awry when Emmy’s powers kick in and he falls over when they are kissing. Thrust into a new world, Emmy is resistant and doesn’t know what to believe anymore, but she is unwilling to do the forced killing once a month for a soul to give to The Powers. To add on, she knows she shouldn’t want Paul, but it’s really hard to stay away. Paul is dealing with similar feelings- he must answer to the powers, but his feelings for Emmy are growing out of control. The romance between Emmy and Paul was incredible, and this part of the book really shines. Considering Emmy is 15 years old, her attitude was pretty accurate. She seemed older in some ways and really young in others- for instance, although she can weigh relationships and her own feelings very well, she refuses to listen when anyone tries to tell her the truth about things and is constantly running away from them. The world building here was pretty limited for mostly that reason. We get feelings/tidbits about the world in which the succubae/incubi exist and The Powers that control them, but we have relatively little information about their existence and why they have to serve The Powers (e.g. just that they will torture them if not/why do they need souls?). There are a lot of questions about the situations and their existence/purpose that are not really clear. The ending was pretty open, so I am really hopeful that the sequels will contain more information about their existence/history and links between The Powers and them. As a heads up, this book may be better for older teens as there are some pretty intense making out scenes (no sex though). There is also a hint of a would-be date rapist that others shrug off and is supposedly related to being a succubus, but this is stopped by someone else- a good warning to have though for people who might be sensitive to it. Overall, I really enjoyed it, and it definitely stands out in the YA supernatural romance category. I will eagerly anticipate sequels!! Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.
CrazyCat_Alex More than 1 year ago
I liked the thought that love conquers everything and that Paul and Emmy fight for their love. But it felt a little rushed towards the end of the book. It can’t be that easy to get away and hide from the evil, that’s determined to get them in line or destroy them. And how can Emmy not mourn her mother’s death? I understand that she felt betrayed, getting lied to her whole life, but she loved her mother. She have to be devastated and angry. But there is just acceptance that her mom is gone. That just doesn’t feel right and it’s why I don’t give a higher rating. The writing was good and I liked most of the characters and I would love to read more about Paul and Emmy and get some questions answered. I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing!