Review: Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend by Linda Wisdom

Posted November 22, 2011 by Carmel in / 5 Comments

Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend

Title: Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend
Series: Demons #1
Author: Linda Widsom
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published: April 1, 2011
My Copy: Borrowed from The Book Nympho

Feisty witch Maggie enjoys her work as a paranormal law enforcement officer—that is, until she’s assigned to protect a teenager with major attitude and a sleazy boyfriend. A group of satanic Mayans priests has decided Courtney has a drop of divine blood in her—making her just the virgin sacrifice they need to release their God and rule the world.

To prevent this catastrophe, Maggie must team up with half fire demon Declan, the proprietor of Damnation Alley, an underground club and busy demon portal. Declan will be damned if he’ll allow his demon race to be blamed for the malicious acts of some evil Mayans. So he decides to seduce the sexy witch in an effort to discover what the law enforcement agency knows about the Mayan’s plans, but then things get more than a little hot, and Declan finds himself seriously entangled with the sexiest woman he’s ever met.

I hadn’t originally planned on reading this series but when A Demon Does it Better became available on NetGalley I quickly changed my mind. Only having to read one book in order catch up on Linda Wisdom’s Demons series is an easy task. Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend’s colorful characters, whirlwind pace and happy ending make this novel easy to love. This is my second witchy read this week and I’m beginning to think that my perception of them is all wrong! Maggie is a powerful, no-nonsense preternatural who’s so badass I’m scouring my thesaurus trying to find an adjective that does her justice!

So far, the characters in this series are amazing! Aside from Maggie’s kickassedness, her flame Declan is my dream guy (I know, he’s taken but a girl can fantasize). He’s part fire demon and that trait alone makes him HOT! I’m an Aries so I love the color red and anything that’s flame related. Stereotypical much? Anyway, back to the topic at hand. Declan’s got a lot more going for him than just his sex appeal; he’s also smart, family-oriented, holds his own in a fight and of course, is great in bed. I liked how Maggie would mess with him whenever he’d put his foot in his mouth or say something that she didn’t like. More than once he found himself wearing his drink or getting rained on in his office. The witch’s spells take playful teasing to a whole new level! My favorite character was Elle by a landslide. She’s a jeweled, black widow tattoo and part of Maggie’s arsenal of weapons. When Elegance isn’t dropping witty remarks she’s busy researching ways to keep her lovers from dying. I’m sure you’re already familiar with the fact that this type of spider eats their mates once the deed is done.

I liked the background story of the Demons world. The guards are an interesting bunch with a wide variety of histories and supernatural traits. I also loved how Maggie isn’t your typical witch. She’s 700 years old and comes off as something “more” than just human. The plot line captivated me early on. The protagonist ends up stuck playing mom to a teenager which, understandably, ends up being an absolute nightmare! Maggie eventually has to tell her charge that she’s a witch but puts a spell on Courtney so that she can’t reveal the secret. Only gibberish comes out of the kid’s mouth whenever she tries to say something magic-related. This made for a few hilarious conversations about potholes and frying pans!

Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend is a multifaceted read packed with so much good stuff that it’s overflowing! I’m very happy with my decision to give this series a try and I’m even happier that A Demon Does It Better is already loaded onto my Kobo. Linda Wisdom is now on my list of must-read authors and I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for her future publications.

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5 responses to “Review: Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend by Linda Wisdom

  1. interesting ^^; i would like to see the effect of this curse so i will probably give it a try

    thanks you for the discovery

  2. Nice review. I’ll have to get on this series soon. I’ve been waiting for the 2nd book before I start the 1st. If I wasn’t covered in books right now I would get it from Netgalley.

  3. Thank you for the wonderful comments and review!

    Actually, Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend is a continuation of my Hex series. My publisher changed the look of the series after she read the demon hero. But it’s still all the witches banished from the Witches Academy.