Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend by Linda Wisdom is a kick-butt, fantastic trip into another world full of witches, demons, and all kinds of other creepy kinds of characters! I was first introduced to Linda Wisdom’s books when I read Hex in High Heels (my review) and I loved it so when I saw she was starting a new series I knew I wanted to be in on it. I am so glad I had the opportunity to review Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend because I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait for the next installment!
Maggie is a witch and she is part of a team called The Hellion Guard which is a supernatural military task force assigned with getting rid of the riff raff in the creature world. She has her own team of assorted supernatural creatures who assist her when they go out to apprehend someone or clean up a place. On a night out when she manages to capture a bloater and mess up a club called Damnation Alley the last thing she expects is to meet a half fire demon who definitely catches her eye. Witches and demons – not a great combo but who can forget how hot Declan is!
Maggie is a great character and I adored her from the beginning. She’s mouthy and tough – now that’s a combination! She never fails to have a smart remark for everyone and it definitely kept me laughing throughout the book. Maggie is not someone you want to mess with – even a half demon like Declan treads carefully. If you don’t watch your step, she’s more than happy to cast a spell that can have you taking a shower in the middle of the room where you’re the only one wet.
As much as she tries to ignore her growing attraction to Declan, it seems to only get worse. What can be better than a hot guy who visits your dreams? One thing that isn’t better is when Maggie is assigned to protect a young girl from a very sinister and evil plan that has to do with the teenager. Maggie is not impressed – she’s not mother material at all! While she tries whining and complaining a great deal, it doesn’t seem to get her anywhere and she finds herself meeting the very spunky Courtney. Truthfully, the scary thing is the kid kind of reminds her of herself. From this point on the sparks begin to fly all over the place all the way to a very sizzling ending.
One thing I loved about this book were all the side characters. A few of my favorites were Sybil, a tiny little elf who is Maggie’s friend at the compound and an interrogator. The other is the black widow spider named Elle who shows up as a tattoo on Maggie’s shoulder but who can unattach herself and crawl down too! This is a spider who has her own little computer where she spends time trying to find herself a mate that she doesn’t manage to kill right off the bat. There are others too from the ferrets who are messengers to all the other hairy creatures who make up the book. It’s full of funny and eccentric characters sure to please! I also really liked that Linda makes reference to the characters in her other series like Jazz, Stasi and Blair!
Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend is the first in the series and I’m already anxious for the next one. Linda Wisdom really does have a knack for writing a great story that will catch you from the beginning and not let go. Her novels are funny and so entertaining especially if you love the magic world like I do. There is a good dose of hanky panky happening on these pages too so be forewarned if that’s not your thing but really it’s not overwhelming whatsoever and adds just the right amount of raciness.
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My copy of Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend by Linda Wisdom was received for review from Sourcebooks.