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Title: A Good Demon Is Hard To Find
Author: Kate Moseman
Published: 1st of April 2020 – Fortunella Press
Format: Ebook – (Paperback, 200 pages)
Hello hello! How are you?
My Sunday has been very uneventful and very unambitious, I’ve just laid on the sofa and read, did some blogging and ended up falling asleep for ages aha. Oh well, it’s Monday again tomorrow.
This weekend has been a Rachel’s Random Resources type of weekend filled with contemporary romances and it’s made me happy the whole way. Today I’m bringing you my review for A Good Demon is Hard to Find by Kate Moseman. I always love taking part in blog tours because they push me out of my comfort zone and when I read the blurb about this one in Rachel’s email, I just had to give it a go, and it turned out to be so different, funny and just a lovely short read!
Thank you to Rachel for inviting me to take part in this tour and for sending me the book, all opinions are my own.
Sometimes, a date from hell is just what you need…
When Erin thoughtlessly lays a curse on Mark, her cheating ex-husband, she doesn’t expect a well-dressed Great Earl of Hell to show up in her kitchen to fulfill the curse (and make damn good coffee while he’s at it).
Andromalius specializes in wickedness and revenge. He’s ready, willing, and able to rain down hell on Erin’s ex—but when Mark announces a hasty new marriage, Erin needs more than just revenge. She needs a date to the wedding.
A Good Demon is Hard to Find by Kate Moseman is a contemporary paranormal romance in which we follow Erin who has just broken up with her ex-husband because he has been cheating on her with her ex-best friend and she inadvertently summons a demon while getting rid of him and his clothes from her life.
Following the blurb, you would think that all that action would happen and then the story would start, but actually, that is the whole action, and because I hadn’t read the blurb for a while, I had forgotten so it wasn’t weird to me or “uneventful” but now that I can see the blurb, I just thought I’d warn you in case you thought that there wasn’t much to the story. This didn’t curb my enjoyment while I was reading it, but I will admit I found it rather short, I would really have liked some more information about Erin and Raya because both of these characters were so great! I would have liked there to be more after the wedding because the book was sort of set out as a preamble to that point and then sort of stopped abruptly, which was a real shame because I was really enjoying myself and having a good old laugh.
I found the plot to be really original and funny, it’s sort of a reverse take on the fairy godmother story if you will, but I did find the lack of surprise or shock from Erin on seeing Andromalius in her kitchen one morning to be quite unbelievable. She kind of accepted this as fact and went on with her life didn’t question him hardly about who he was, he could have been an axe-murderer for all she knew. I think this was a running feeling throughout the book that anything strange or supernatural was not questioned and taken as fact with bothered me a little because this book did remind me a bit of Charmed, and in Charmed, the girls question their abilities and what happens to them right through every single episode right up to the last one. I just found this element to be a bit lacklustre, especially for the length of the book, which was quite short, I would have liked a bit more “Who are you? What are you doing in my house?” just to make it seem less convenient.
Other than that and the fact that it was a really fast, short read, with not as much as I would have liked action-wise or romance-wise, I found it to be really pleasant and enjoyable. The characters were so funny, especially Raya, strangely I totally saw myself in her and thought that she was a great laugh, especially with Phoenix. I think if you read this book you’ll all agree that Mark is a very horrible and annoying person (this was the polite version), I hated him from the start for what he did to Erin and how he literally shrugged it off but I did like what happened to him afterwards, even though I think he deserved worse and I’m sure that both Phoenix and Andy would agree with me. I also found the little girls working in the magic shop to be a bit “bizarre” shall we say, especially the way that Erin just took their word and ended up buying what I can only describe as an expensive pile of stuff.
The thing I liked the most about this story was Erin and Andy’s relationship, even though I found it much too convenient for my liking, they had great chemistry and I loved how Andy took care of Erin, made her coffee and food and helped her plot her revenge against Mark. I just think I would have liked there to be more character development and more action because its shortness did disappoint me a bit.
MY THOUGHTS AND RATING
Overall, I did enjoy this book and had a great time reading it, the plot was original and had me hooked throughout, the characters were funny and I connected to them easily, but, it was very short and not a lot happened outside what you can read from the synopsis, which I found to be a real shame because I would happily have read another 300 pages.
I know that contemporaries do have a lot less character-development and plot-twistiness as compared to historical fiction or fantasy for instance, but it did sort of pull me up short when I turned the last page and that was it because I was really expecting there to be more after the wedding. The writing style was great, it was really engaging and I enjoyed reading the book, it was a very funny and light-hearted experience, but I would have liked more as a lot of it felt too convenient and rushed for my liking, and that’s why I gave it 3.5 stars even though it was a perfectly good book and very enjoyable.
Thank you once again to Rachel and Kate for letting me take part in this tour and for sending me a copy of the book, it’s always a pleasure to work with you, Rachel.
That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed this post and will consider picking up this book if you are in need of a cheer-up and a good laugh. See you soon, stay safe,
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – KATE MOSEMAN
Kate Moseman is a writer, photographer, and recipe developer who lives in Florida with her family and enjoys going to theme parks as frequently as possible.
If you would like to purchase this book, you can find it here: Amazon UK (affiliate link) – Amazon FR (affiliate link) – AbeBooks (affiliate link) – The Book Depository (affiliate link) – Amazon US – Waterstones – Barnes and Noble