"Fun, funny, hot, and heartfelt...The apocalyptic beach read that everyone needs." - Alix E. Harrow, Hugo Award-winning author
A paranormal romantic comedy at the (possible) end of the world.
From New York Times bestselling author Gwenda Bond, Not Your Average Hot Guy is a hilarious romantic comedy about two people falling in love, while the fate of the world rests on their shoulders.
All Callie wanted was a quiet weekend with her best friend. She promised her mom she could handle running her family’s escape room business while her mom is out of town. Instead a Satanic cult shows up, claiming that the prop spell book in one of the rooms is the real deal, and they need it to summon the right hand of the devil. Naturally they take Callie and her friend, Mag, along with them. But when the summoning reveals a handsome demon in a leather jacket named Luke who offers to help Callie stop the cult from destroying the world, her night goes from weird to completely strange.
As the group tries to stay one step ahead of the cult, Callie finds herself drawn to the annoying (and annoyingly handsome) Luke. But what Callie doesn’t know is that Luke is none other than Luke Morningstar, Prince of Hell and son of the Devil himself. Callie never had time for love, and with the apocalypse coming closer, is there room for romance when all hell’s about to break loose?
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What a unique and fun story. It was not what I imagined it you be. It was a wonderful surprise. A twisted little romantic comedy. Callie loves puzzles and clues. She and her mother have created the best escape room games in in country. Each room unique and hard to crack. Each detail carefully planned and tons of cool props from estate sales. That is what leads Callies life into a unique and strange story. A grimore. Got at an estate sale. This book is what starts the end of days, so to speak. Callie’s life is turned upside down by a handsome blue eyed devil. The only question is....will she survive soul in tack? This book was such a fun mix of normal and paranormal. With interesting and carefully imagined characters, makes this book a fun and highly entertaining read. The world setting is carefully laid out with a cool plot that will have readers turning those pages. Overall this book is laugh out loud fun. With great characters and story plot, it is sure to keep readers entertained from the very first chapter.
I absolutely loved this book and I’m pumped that there will be a second one. It was the perfect mix of romance and adventure! I will definitely be recommending this to my friends to read! *I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own
LOVED this book. Sweet, easy read with all the feels and excellent emotions and characters and I just loved it. CAN"T WAIT for the sequel.
Callie has been fascinated with the occult for years, so it was no surprise when she created an escape room called the Chamber of Black Magic. What was a surprise was the odd group that arrived to enter the room, a Satanic cult claiming the grimoire that Callie and her mother had found at an estate sale was real and they needed it to summon a demon. They abduct Callie and her friend Mag, planning to present them as gifts to a demon. Luke, son of Lucifer, is in a bind. He hasn’t collected any souls and his father is furious. When the cult summons a major demon, Luke takes his place in an effort to collect the souls of the cult. Soon Luke and Callie are working together to save the world from an apocalypse. Luke was so sweet, I really enjoyed him. And Callie had an expansive knowledge of the occult. I enjoyed the flirting and mixed feelings (he is the son of Satan). I really enjoyed it as a light read, liked the premise, and look forward to reading the next book, if this is a series. But expectations will be more realistic with any new book. I received this book because I love Darynda Jones’ books and thought this would be similar. It isn’t. The main similarity is both feature the son of Satan. This is Darynda Jones light, less snark, limited hints of romance, basically a young adult book. Thank you St, Martin’s Press and Netgalley for this ARC, and this is my honest review.