Where Demons Fear to Tread by Stephanie Chong

Posted September 7, 2011 by Lucy D in Book Reviews, Paranormal Romance / 0 Comments

Where Demons Fear to Tread (The Company of Angels #1)

Fledging guardian angel and yoga teacher Serena St. Clair dares enter Devil’s Paradise nightclub on a mission—to retrieve the wayward Hollywood “It Boy” she’s assigned to protect. But she’s ambushed by the club’s owner, arch demon Julian Ascher. The most powerful demonic entity in Los Angeles, Julian is handsome as sin, a master of temptation who loves nothing more than corrupting pleasure–seeking humans. He won’t release the lost soul Serena is supposed to guard. Unless she accepts his dangerous wager…

After the disastrous way his human life ended, Julian vowed that no woman would get the better of him again. Yet this sexy–sweet angel, smelling of fresh ocean air and happiness, triggers centuries–old feelings. Now, their high–stakes game of seduction, where angels fall from grace and where demons fear to tread, will lead them either to an eternity in hell.or a deliciously hot heaven.


This was the debut book for Stephanie Chong and her Company of Angels series.  The main character of this story is Serena St. Clair, who, when killed trying to save others in a car accident,  was offered a position as a guardian angel.  Her first assignment as a guardian angel is Nick Ramirez, a young rising Hollywood star, who is having trouble resisting temptation.   Serena finds Nick hanging out at the nightclub Devil’s Paradise where temptation is everywhere, especially in the form of the club’s owner, Archdemon Julian Ascher.  Julian wants to count Nick’s soul in his tally and once he sets his sights on Serena, he’ll stop at nothing to see her in his bed.  

This story starts out hot right from the first confrontation between Julian and Serena at the nightclub.   Things sizzle between the Serena and Julian, and being a demon with no conscience, Julian really will stop at nothing to get Serena to bend to his will.   This was a great story with well-written characters and with each subcharacter is left with an open-ended story at the end of the book, I can’t wait to see where this series goes next.

You should definitely give this book a try.

Rating:  4 Stars


Favorite Scene:

Julian: “Champagne?” He motioned to the bottle chilling in the elaborate silver bucket.”Or perhaps you’d prefer a glass of something else?

Serena: “I’m not exactly here to socialize.”

Julian: “Spoilsport. How about an apple, then?” He held the shiny red orb an inch away from her lips. “Have a bite.”

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