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Review: Demons are a Girls Best Friend

22 Jan

Demons are a Girls Best Friend by Linda Wisdom
Sourcebooks (April 2011)
Mass Market: $7.99; ebook: $7.99
ISBN: 9781402254390

Favorite Lines: “Remember my rule about not staring? It’s also known as rude.” (p. 192)

A bewitching woman on a mission…

Feisty witch Maggie enjoys her work as a paranormal law enforcement officer-that is, until she’s assigned to protect a teenager with major attitude and plenty of Mayan enemies. Maggie’s never going to survive this assignment without the help of a half-fire demon who makes her smolder…

A hotter-than-sin hero with an agenda…

Declan is proprietor of an underground club and busy demon portal. No way he’ll allow his demon race to be blamed for the malicious acts of some crazy evil Mayans. But he’s already got his hands full when the sexy witch offers him a challenge he can’t refuse…

What happens when you pair an irreverent witch known for stomping ass with a demon, add a talking spider tattoo and teenage rebel? You get the makings for Linda Wisdom’s introductory book in her demons series. Demons are a Girl’s Best Friend is humorous and easy to read.

The heroine, Maggie, is an irreverent, quick to kick ass witch. She has a black widow living tattoo which adds a breath of fresh air to the story along with many of the other secondary characters. Declan is Maggie’s hero. He is a demon and like most demons there is more to him than meets the eye. As usual neither the hero or heroine has intentionally embarked on a “find my mate” journey. They bump into one another and it’s the start of rocky new road.

The couple balance one another and that is the great thing about romance. You know that these two characters are meant to be.  Their relationship is the focus of the story, but there are several other issues taking place which cause the characters to run all around in an attempt to figure out a mystery and save the world.

Demons are a Girl’s Best Friend is a romance with a strong urban fantasy details. The characters include witches, demons, shapeshifters and other preternatural creatures. For the most part the story takes place in the “normal” world, but the paranormal law officers (aka Hellion Guard) live on a secure base. I envisioned it as a community with a protective bubble over it. The bubble shields the paranormal community from humanity. Inside the bubble all types of creatures live ordinary (to them) lives.

To be perfectly honest I can’t say that Demon’s are a Girl’s Best Friend is the best book I ever read.  I laughed while I read it and managed to avoid rolling my eyes at silliness, but I never thought OMG this is wonderful. I don’t see myself re-reading it either. Not because it was written badly; I simply didn’t love it enough to want to revisit it. It was entertaining, but it wasn’t over the top spectacular. However, I was interested enough to read the second book in the series (A Demon Does it Better) which I really liked.