Series: Hex #6
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published by: Sourcebooks Casablanca on January 1, 2012
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Bestselling author Linda Wisdom, with 13 million category romances sold, is working to build her single title audience with the hottest new area of the romance category– sexy demon heroes.
Lovely witch Lili Carter takes a job at a paranormal hospital where patients have been disappearing. There she encounters Jared, a dangerously sexy demon on a mission that gets Lili into a world of trouble. Lili can't avoid Jared for long and soon they find themselves creating a whole new kind of magick...
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Witty, sexy and fun!
Liliana is a witch and doctor who specializes in healing. When her friend Sera who worked at the Crying Souls Hospital and Asylum suddenly goes missing, Lili vows to get answers. To do that, she takes a position at Crying Souls, hoping to learn what happened to her friend and others who’ve gone missing. What Lili finds while working with the secretive Dr. Mortimer is a “dungeon” of mentally ill patients under the worst conditions. It’s there she meets patient 1172, Jared, a demon and the “most dangerous” inmate at Crying Souls, according to Dr. Mortimer. Lili isn’t afraid of Jared, in fact she’s extremely attracted by the sexy demon. The more time she spends treating Jared, the more she realizes not everyone is who they seem at the hospital. Soon Lili finds herself trusting the one person she was told to stay away from and thrown into a dark world of secrets and magick she never imagined.
I was enthralled by Linda Wisdom’s supernatural world from the first page. The story wastes no time in jumping right into the action. The mystery surrounding the sexy demon Jared had me hooked, I couldn’t read fast enough to find out more about him. He comes off as if he has ulterior motives with Lili but you soon learn he’s just a demon with a heart! Jared was a refreshing new hero who wears his heart on his sleeve and isn’t less of an Alpha for doing so, I love his charisma, his seductive ways and selflessness.
Lili is a strong and opinionated heroine who sometimes lacks the extra confidence to speak her mind but is still brave when the moment calls for it. Lili and Jared make a great couple and I enjoyed watching their relationship blossom instead of the instant love you sometimes get in books. They bring out the best in each other and their passion is both sexy and romantic. The book also has some great supporting characters you can’t help but love, like Cleo, Lili’s familiar who happens to be Queen Cleopatra incarnated in a cat! Cleo is feisty and moody but always comes to Lili’s aid and gives her some great advice when it comes to matters of the heart.
A DEMON DOES IT BETTER is a noteworthy paranormal romance with tons of emotion and a little dark side. The characters are well developed and the world building is quite original and intriguing. It’s the kind of book you go into thinking you’ll enjoy but just can’t seem to put down once you start. It’s difficult not to become invested in the characters and story with Linda’s vivid and emotional writing. It’s not usual for me to read a series out of order but I was able to follow the story without any holes or questions. After reading A DEMON DOES IT BETTER I’ll be adding book one and all others to follow onto my list!
RtDS Recommends: If you love a true paranormal romance with a little edge and a good dose of humor from an animal sidekick!