A Demon and His Witch by Eve LanglaisWelcome to Hell #1
Published on June 4, 2012 by Eve Langlais
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Burning alive is nothing compared to the heat of his touch.
There are better ways to break up with a girl than having her roasted at the stake as a witch. Is it any wonder Ysabel has trust issues? She got her revenge, though, and it only cost her a slightly tarnished soul.
Working for Lucifer isn't all bad, until her ex-boyfriend escapes the bowels of Hell and she's forced to team up with a womanizing demon to fetch the jerk back.
As a minion in Lucifer's legion, Remy's seen a lot of things, but nothing can prepare him for the witch with the acerbic tongue - and voluptuous figure. The more she pushes him away, the more determined he becomes to seduce her. However, what's a poor demon to do when he accidentally falls in love and wants to keep her forever?
Welcome to Hell where you're screwed if you do and damned if don't. And just so you know, Lucifer has a special spot reserved for you...
I’ve learned not to expect much from freebie ebooks but A Demon and His Witch was a nice surprise. This paranormal romance meets comedy is perfect for a light read with lots of laughs. Ysabel, a witch, sold her soul to the Devil in return for revenge on her murders. Now, for the last five centuries, she’s played assistant to the lord below, sassing his pants off and earning a fearsome reputation in Hell. But her contract is almost up and with freedom at her fingertips, she can’t wait to leave her job. The only complication is five escaped souls. To end her contract, she must track them down and return them to Hell. Lucifer, the “kind soul” that he is, assigns a demon tracker to help her and nothing Ysabel does can save her from the sexy and persistent Remy.
While this book does have a plot, it’s almost pure paranormal romance. Guy and girl are paired together for some reason and can’t stop their burning attraction to each other. If you judged this book by anything other than that general idea, you’ll hate it. But as it stands, Ysabel and Remy sure know how to make people laugh. Their constant banter, laden with sexual innuendos (and outright requests) had me laughing from cover to cover. Though to my male audience, may I offer a suggestion: don’t try any of Remy’s pick-up lines on women, you will likely get slapped.
I loved Ysabel. Her prudish attitude made it all the more hilarious as Remy tried to weasel himself into her life. She was hurt once and refused to let it happen again, but I’m glad she learned that one bad experience doesn’t make them all bad. I don’t know if I could have held out against the sexy-as-hell (pardon the pun) Remy as long as she did. And though his one-liners did lose their comedic value after the halfway point of reading, his other side came out and I quickly forgot my annoyance. The womanizer had a conscience, in some respect, and wasn’t so devoid of emotion and sex-driven as he originally came off as.
Overall, a great short read. Perfect for PNR fans and I look forward to reading more from Langlais in the future. My only question is: what is Felipe?