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Remy, you bad, bad demon
on 12 June 2012
What I've come to expect from Eve Langlais romances: funny, quirky characters; quick and quippy dialogue; a sexy, hot connection between h/H; usually a curvy, always spunky heroine; and a sometimes lovably caddish, always possessive and hunky hero. And we have all of that here in this romance.
Speaking of lovable cads, this one's part human, part demon, and all flirty bad boy. As he tells the heroine, "You can call me Remy, but, when I get your thighs around my neck, feel free to call me God." Gotta love a hero with that sort of confidence and charm. I read this book with a grin on my face, totally caught up in the verbal foreplay between Remy and Ysabel. The author writes these two with a lot of zip, the dialogue quickly bouncing back and forth, bristling with desire and sexual innuendo.
Lucifer assigns Remy to help Ysabel locate and return the lost souls she cursed to Hell when her village burned her centuries ago. At the time, she made a contract with Lucifer, a deal for vengeance on five of those villagers, a deal to damn them forever, and, in exchange, Ysabel would serve Lucifer for 500 years. In order for this contract to be complete and finished, those souls must remain in Hell's Prison for eternity; except all five of those souls just escaped, and now Remy and Ysabel have to work together to track them down.
Ysabel doesn't easily trust men, and she doesn't want Remy as a partner, not at all. She doesn't sleep "with demons. Or men. Or anyone," and I guess being betrayed by a lover and then being burned at the stake as a witch would do that to a girl. And 500 years is a long time to go without. She's tough, prickly and just a little touchy (horny?), that tongue razor sharp, but Remy is more than her match and actually enjoys riling her up, provoking whatever reaction he can. Plenty of sexual chemistry with these two.
It doesn't start off well between them, not when you combine Mr. Sexy Pants with Ms. Prickly Pants. All this verbal sparring leads to a fairly combustible sex scene. Not only was it hot, but it was sweet, too. At this point, the author has made me fall completely for Remy, the bad boy, and I wanted him to win Ysabel over, to wear her down and make her trust and love him. He's so sexy, so charming, so bad and naughty, and he fell so hard for his little, curvy witch. I love to see a man fall hard, and with a loud thud.
This isn't a complicated read, but it is creative and well-written, with a kind of fun, campy feel to it, like a wink to the reader. It's like a bowl of popcorn- easy, light and fun and you don't expect it to be filling, yet you end the book, feeling oddly satisfied with it and wishing for more. I ate it up. I know I want to read the next one, A Demon and His Psycho, and I definitely want a story about Ysabel's hellcat, Felipe. I even fell in love with Remy's crazy mama. And how could I like Lucifer? But I did.
This isn't a complicated read, but it is creative and well-written, with a kind of fun, campy feel to it, like a wink to the reader. It's like a bowl of popcorn- easy, light and fun and you don't expect it to be filling, yet you end the book, feeling oddly satisfied with it and wishing for more. I ate it up. I know I want to read the next one, A Demon and His Psycho, and I definitely want a story about Ysabel's hellcat, Felipe. A Demon and His Witch is a fast, light read but very good, and a fun start to a series that I want more of.