Not Your Average Hot Guy by Gwenda Bond _ Book Review

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A paranormal romantic comedy at the (possible) end of the world.

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?

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

[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

Not Your Average Hot Guy
 is a romantic comedy by Gwenda Bond. The second I read the synopsis I knew I had to read it, and it did not disappoint.

“Great,” a female voice says, and I recognize the sarcasm like I would my own, “you summoned a male model. What’s he going to do without a catwalk?”

Callie is a little at a lost with what she’s doing with her life and put her passion for puzzles and all things occult (odd, I know) into her family’s Escape room business. Her world is turned upside down when an actual cult uses their business to aid them in summoning a demon. When she tries to stop them, they kidnap her and her friend. The cult successfully summons a demon, that demon being Luke, the son of the Devil. Luke has two days to gather souls for his father, and if he fails he’ll be unmade. Luke doesn’t plan on Callie with her spunk and goodness, and he doesn’t plan to form an attachment to her. Callie and Luke will have to work together and literally travel through hell to stop the cult from bringing about the Apocalypse.

“I realize I’m more than a little excited. I shouldn’t be excited about going to Hell.”

This was such a fun story with a great setting , an escape room business and the fires of hell. Plus two strong main characters in Callie and Luke. Callie is my favorite type of female lead. She is witty, sarcastic, smart and brave even when she is afraid. Luke is adorable with his whole Prince of Hell with a conscience deal. He automatically had a soft spot for Callie, and I couldn’t get enough of the tender moments he displays with her. The romance aspect of the story was on the sweet side, there are some steamy kisses and one behind closed door intimate scene,, but I didn’t really miss it. I was living for all the dopey smiles and hand holding between the two of them.

“Her soul sings to me like the beat of my own heart, and I want it to be mine. Something I’ve never felt before.”

Overall, Not Your Average Hot Guy by Gwenda Bond was a lighthearted Adult paranormal romance. Filled with a genuine Grimoire, trips to hell, near apocalypses, meetings with the Devil himself, and a trip across the river Styx. I enjoyed myself from start to finish, and I look forward to more in the series.

—Written by Amanda—

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