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Amanda Shofner

Grand Mistress of On a Book Bender. On the path of least revision. Wine supplier for grammar pain sufferers. #BecauseWine. Idea wrangler. Wielder of words. Black coffee drinker.

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Jayne Castle
Diana Peterfreund
Bad Behavior
Jennifer Lane
The False Prince
Jennifer A. Nielsen
Light of the Moon (Legend of the Dreamer, Book 1)
David James
Amaryllis (St. Helen's Series #1)

Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend

Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend - Linda Wisdom Actual rating: 2.5Up until the halfway mark — and I mean that literally, since I was reading on my Kindle and had hit 50% — I really liked this book. Maggie is a kick-ass witch with a sarcastic bent to her humor, and Declan is a sexy half fire-demon who is just different enough from Maggie to cause serious sparks (ha, accidental pun). But rather than watching the sparks fly with sexual tension and wariness, Declan and Maggie give in to their mutual attraction without much fight. And I never really understood why. There are aspects of both characters’ personality that should have caused more friction between the two. I generally always want a HEA in my romance, but I also like to take an emotional ride to get there. This ride was more like a stroll down the driveway. It was nice and sweet, but I wanted something more. The mystery and suspense element to Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend was extremely well-done in the first half of the book. But again, it just fell flat for me in the end; I was reaching 90% and things had not even begun to get wrapped up, and it left for an ending that went extremely fast, and in an unsatisfying sort of way. That said, I really enjoyed many of the side characters – Elle, the black widow spider looking for a way to keep her lovers around longer, Sybil, the angelic looking elf who was a serious hard-ass in the interrogation room, and Courtney, the teenager slotted for sacrifice. There were a couple serious laugh out loud moments in this book, like when Maggie put a spell on Courtney so that Courtney would be unable to tell anyone who and what Maggie was without sounding like a fool, and how frustrated Courtney became when all that was coming out of her mouth was nonsense when she tried.Demon’s Are a Girl’s Best Friend had the potential to be a really great book, but that potential was never fully realized.Full review: http://onabookbender.com/2011/06/13/review-demons-are-a-girls-best-friend-by-linda-wisdom/