Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Demon Does it Better by Linda Wisdom

Title: A Demon Does it Better
Author: Linda Wisdom
My Rating: A

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Demon #2
Main Characters: Lili & Jared
Release Date: January 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks
ISBN: 978-1402236723 
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
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...

My Review:

I really, really liked this book. It's an interesting story-line set-up. Intrigue is definitely the word for this book. Lili is a doctor and a witch and has come to work at a paranormal hospital because her friend who used to work there disappeared without a trace ten months ago. While working there, she meets a demon, Jared, who is in the psych ward. The strange thing is...she saw him just a few days ago while shopping. He caught her attention then and now she is even more intrigued after she discovers that he is locked in the psych ward supposedly without a way to get free.

The psych ward of this hospital is more like a dungeon than anything medical. There are only 7 patients there and the doc in charge has complete control of their care. He is definitely a proponent of the Victorian era way of doing things and to say that these patients are being mistreated and abused is an understatement. The problem is that the doc in charge is in charge of the entire hospital and highly respected. Lili can't go in and just start causing problems, no matter how much she wants to do so. That will only result in her getting fired.

I completely connected with Lili and Jared. Lili is tough and very assured of her powers as a witch and as a doctor. By the same token, though, she knows her limitations and is really good about backing down when she knows that she is about to get into a situation that she can't handle. I enjoyed that honesty. Jared's character is a little bit more complicated. He has been declared legally insane and has been horribly abused while in the hospital. Within the confines of the hospital, he is dirty and volatile, but when Lili sees him outside of the hospital, he is clean and completely charming. There is a ton of mystery around his character....what is exactly going on with him? How did he end up in this position? What is the doc using him for?

I would really label this book as paranormal suspense. There is a GREAT mystery story line with the main doctor and what exactly is happening at this hospital. It's hard to see how it's all going to work out for Lili and Jared when she is a doctor and he is a patient...a psych patient at that. I loved the vulnerability that their positions put them made for great and entertaining reading. Exactly the kind of book that I love. There was lots of paranormal fun too. The hospital and the village where Lili lives are built for paranormals of all sorts. It's filled with magick. She herself is a powerful witch. She has a close friend who is a Were shifter and a talking pet cat who is actually Cleopatra reincarnated.

Like I said, I completely enjoyed this book. This is book #2 in this series, but I haven't read book #1 and never missed any information because of that lack. This is a completely stand-alone novel. That being said though, I am off to the bookstore today to buy book #1, Demons are a Girl's Best Friend, simply because I did enjoy this book so much. I want to read more along this line.

1 comment:

Aurian said...

Great review, this series is on my wishlist. I love books with a mix of paranormal creatures.