Dating The Devil by Lia Romeo

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Contemporary, paranormal chick lit

Dating The Devil by Lia Romeo

Reading Level: Adult Romance
Release Date: February 14, 2013
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Pages: 190 pages
Source: NetGalley
Reviewed By: Kate McMurry

Lucy is a 20-something living in NY City and working at a low-paying job at a boutique PR firm. After her long-time boyfriend dumps her, she moves into a small apartment with her two best girlfriends from college. Nat is an independently wealthy, gorgeous model who has sex with a different guy every night. Mel is an 80-hour-per-week management consultant who is engaged to the VP of a software company but engages in drunken make-out sessions with strangers she meets while bar hopping with Lucy and Nat. Lucy’s dating disasters are legion, and she is just about to give up on dating in NYC entirely when she meets the man of her dreams. Too bad he’s a real devil.

Readers who enjoy zany, paranormal chick lit will be delighted with this book. A staple of chick lit is dating disasters in NYC, but adding a supernatural element to it allows the story to go into wildly unconventional arenas for comedy. Lucy has an endearing naivete that makes it believable that she could desire a relationship with a good-looking man who is attentive in and outside of bed to such a degree that she allows herself to risk eternal consequences to achieve it.

Fans of Infernal Affairs by Jane Heller and the Demon Princess series by Michelle Rowen will especially enjoy this book.

I rate this book as follows:

Heroine: 4

Subcharacters: 4

Chick Lit Plot: 4

Writing: 4

Overall: 4

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