*I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author and Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources blog tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*
Firstly, I would like to apologise to the author and to Rachel that this tour post is late, due to illness on my part.
Blurb: Sometimes, a date from hell is just what you need…
When Erin thoughtlessly lays a curse on Mark, her cheating ex-husband, she doesn’t expect a well-dressed Great Earl of Hell to show up in her kitchen to fulfill the curse (and make damn good coffee while he’s at it).
Andromalius specializes in wickedness and revenge. He’s ready, willing, and able to rain down hell on Erin’s ex—but when Mark announces a hasty new marriage, Erin needs more than just revenge.
She needs a date to the wedding.
Fans of Good Omens, Lucifer, and The Good Place will love this wickedly funny paranormal romantic comedy!
Short and sassy, this demonic romcom starts with revenge on an ex, and quickly morphs into something kinder and more mature.
Erin curses her cheating ex-husband, only to find that the paranormal exists and she now has a demon taking over her kitchen and offering her flowcharts and posterboards full of petty vengeance. Which turns out to be quite a good way to distract and cheer an aching heart, in the short term.
In the long-term, Erin begins to discover that self-care, friendship and fun can be just as healing – er, more healing – than setting a demon loose on your past problems. Which is great because a) I’m not sure that the rather pleasant Andy has what it takes in the true-evil stakes and b) there’s definitely a little non-sulphuric chemistry going on between the two main characters.
My only minor quibble with the whole story is that it all seemed to happen at lightning speed (especially ex-Mark’s shenanigans) and I felt there was so much more to explore. The characters of Erin, Andy, Reya and Phoenix are such fun on the surface, but clearly have more complex depths, but the short form of the story prevented the author from really digging in to them in more detail, and I felt that was a bit of a shame!
Otherwise, this is an enjoyable, quick romp through a relationship rebound romance, with a dip into witchcraft, tarot and lucid dreaming to tempt supernatural appetites. I’d like to see more of the same!
“It’s ‘Come on, Erin,’ this and ‘Be reasonable, Erin,’ that when you want something, isn’t it?” Erin took a barefooted step forward.
Mark took a step back.
“You don’t have any claim on me. Not that you ever had any real say over what I do in the first place—but whatever I owed your sorry ass evaporated when you cheated on me and made a mockery of our wedding vows. I’ll go to church, or not, if I want to, for any reason or no reason at all. So you can take your stupid shirts and your ugly khaki pants and drive your ridiculous compensation car all the way to hell.” Erin pointed her finger at Mark. “May the Lord forsake you and the Devil take you!”
As she spoke, the last sliver of the sun disappeared behind the western horizon.
– Kate Moseman, A Good Demon Is Hard to Find
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