True to her word, Ava O’Brian is back and ready for action in the second book of the Intentions Trilogy, Deadly Intentions, by Lisa Kuehne. Just recovering from her near death experience involving a run in with some deadly demons, Ava is hoping for some rest and relaxation, including spending one-on-one time with her boyfriend, the irresistible Sam. But, alas, as always, therein lies a problem. It just so happens that her one and only is a dark angel himself. There goes the recreation Ava was pining for. It also doesn’t help matters any that William, one of God’s true angels, is also vying (and lying) for her attentions. Yet Ava’s problems aren’t finished. Ava carries a special gift, a gift that helps influence others to do well something her ol’ buddy The Devil isn’t exactly fond of. With a slew of Satan’s followers on their tails, Sam and Ava are desperate to end the unrelenting tirade of angelic against demonic. When Ava starts having nightmares that actually come true the very next morning, she doesn’t know where to turn. Is she creating good or evil? She also discovers her ability to read her enemies thoughts only solidifying her belief that maybe her gift for goodness isn’t exactly flowers and unicorns. But it doesn’t end there. Aiden, Ava twin brother that was killed in a car accident, hands his soul over to Lucifer under one condition. Satan cannot harm Ava in any way, shape, or form. The Devil agrees–reluctantly. As soon as Ava is brought up to date on her brother’s situation, she, Sam, William, and a few others set out to save her brothers spirit literally. Things go downhill from there. Sam and William are constantly at each other’s throats. Ava is fighting the temptation to end everything and fall to her knees at the devils beck and call. Aiden is slowly causing disaster around the globe. Caught between two different sides, who will Ava give her gift–and her heart to? Her soft brown eyes widen in obvious alarm, and a green pallor takes over her face. She mouths the words, oh my God-.
Things are starting to go back to normal, well as normal as they can when you are dealing with Satan. Ava and Sam’s relationship is strong, Ava’s mom is dating again and William is still in the picture. But then things start to go downhill and fast. Ava is having nightmares where she is seeing bad things happen and then wakes up and sees that they happened in reality. She confides in William about her nightmares. She is wondering if she really does have the power to influence others to do good. Sam is not happy at all that Ava went to William instead of himself. Then Ava comes to find out that her dead twin brother Aiden, who she thought was in Heaven, has given his soul to Satan to save her.
This is only the beginning to what is such a heart pounding sequel. The author has thrown so many twists and turns and some new characters in the mix. I was shocked to learn who is really deceiving Ava and Sam. What Ava finds out from her mom was quite a twist, you’ll have to read the book to find out. I liked how the author had the love triangle between Ava, Sam and William play out. Ava has matured in this one and I really like how she takes control. All the characters are very strong and don’t back down from anyone. We were left with a great cliffhanger ending in True Intentions but the author out did herself in this sequel. I think my jaw hit the floor when I was reading the ending. The last few sentences I was like OMG!
I am so excited to read the third installment to see what happens next. I am recommending this to urban fantasy and/or paranormal romance fans. You will not be disappointed!