Monday, April 25, 2011
Review - Demon's Are A Girl's Best Friend
Maggie O'Malley, witch and elite member of the Hellion Guard, loves her work - taking out the unsavory paranormal types that frequent places like the notorious club, Damnation Alley. In fact, one of her first arrests takes place in the club when she's sent to apprehend a Bloater. That doesn't turn out well - for the bloater or the bar - though it does introduce her to Declan, the clubs new handsome, half-fire demon owner.
Declan has worked hard to earn the rights to Damnation Alley and he means to keep it. And he means to keep his sister away from his father who wants to sell her to cement his ambitions in the demon realm. Like Declan, his sister is half-demon and lately she's been having dark, dangerous visions of the future.
Maggie, assigned to keep an eye on Declan, finds him too attractive and too charming - a bad condition for any single witch who doesn't want to consort with the enemy. But even though she doesn't want to admit it, Declan has a sense of honor and a strong moral code unlike other fire demons she's encountered. When his sister is threatened, Maggie offers to take her to the Hellion Guard compound for safekeeping and for training on how to use her gift.
As Declan and Maggie learn to trust each other and explore their feelings for each other, Maggie is assigned her most important task - guarding a teenager marked for a demonic ritual death and averting the end of the world as we know it.
Demon's Are A Girl's Best Friend is a fast paced, witty tale with elements of danger laced with passionate love and uproarious humor. One of my favorite scenes involves a cloud raining down on Declan...inside his office. But the love scenes are the best as Declan enters Maggie's dreams and that's not surprising since Declan, even as a half-demon, is pure dream boat.
Ms Wisdom doesn't stop with dreamy heroes and hot love scenes. She includes a list of fascinating characters who keep the reader enthralled. One of these is Elle, a black widow spider who surfs the web looking for a way to keep her lovers alive. And when she's not doing that, she's moonlighting as a sparkly tattoo/jewelry for Maggie.
All in all, this is one Linda Wisdom book you don't want to miss.