|Title: A Demon Does it Better
Author: Linda Wisdom
Series: Demons #2
Cover Art: Tony Mauro
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Reviewed by: Kristina
Explicit sex scenes.
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…
A DEMON DOES IT BETTER takes place at Crying Souls Hospital where magical beings come to be healed. Much of the comedy in this book came from the antics, patients, and hospital staff at this ‘magical being-only’ hospital. The comedic moments were necessary to balance some of the disturbing and intense events which occurred in the prison-like hospital ward. While Lili tried to unravel the mystery of several disappearances at Crying Souls, the one mystery that held most of my attention was Jared’s imprisonment.
I like it when characters face an actual struggle to be together, proving to me that there is an actual investment in the relationship. Lili’s and Jared’s connection was all the more powerful for the obstacles in their way. Scenes between these two sizzled with chemistry, though underneath their romance was a note of tragedy. Every move Lili made to free Jared seemed to fail, dooming their happy ending. I enjoyed the clever way Wisdom got around this very difficult imprisonment to create a realistic evolution in Lili and Jared’s relationship.
Above and beyond the romance, I particularly enjoyed Lili’s therapy cat, Cleo. Cleo is the reincarnation of the Queen of the Nile. There were many hilarious scenes with this sassy cat either doing something crazy or saying some incredibly sarcastic remark. Throughout the book I kept trying to figure out how Cleopatra became a cat and I hope that story becomes some sort of novella someday because I would love to read it.
A DEMON DOES IT BETTER mixes a dash of comedy and an intense and fast paced plot with complex and sexy characters. I loved the mix of smart humor in a otherwise dark plot and the unique type of romance that takes place. This is the second book in Linda Wisdom’s Demons series and I can’t wait to see what magic she can bring in her next book.