Review: A Demon and His Witch by Eve Langlais


The Blurb:

Burning alive is nothing compared to the heat of his touch.

Roasted at the stake as a witch, while her lover watches, Ysabel sells her soul to the devil in return for revenge. A fair trade until her ex-boyfriend escapes the bowels of Hell and she’s forced to team up with a demon to fetch the jerk back.

Remy’s seen a lot of things during his long tenure in Lucifer’s guard, but nothing can prepare him for the witch with the acerbic tongue–and voluptuous figure. Her mouth says ‘Screw you’, but her body screams ‘Take me’. What’s a poor demon to do when his heart makes things even more complicated by goading him to make her his, forever?

Before he can decide if his demonizing days are done though, he needs to catch the bad guys, save the girl and then find a way to convince her to love him and not kill him.

Welcome to Hell where you’re screwed if you do and damned if don’t. And just so you know, Lucifer’s got a special spot reserved for you…

The Review:

I read and liked Lucifer’s Daughter recently, so when this was offered for free at Allromance, I snapped it up. After reading it, I am glad I did. Even if this book was far from perfect, it was a fun romp.

I liked the version of Hell Ms Langlais had created. I giggled at the slightly tweaked pop cultural references that was sprinkled into the story, but what I really liked was how Ms Langlais had taken well known features of Hell, like the Pit, and turned them into something unique.


But what made this book so good was the characters. I liked following Ysabel and Remy as they chased down the souls that had escaped from Hell. As they chased them, they met a host of other characters, like Lucifer, Nefertiti and Felipe, Ysabel’s cat. As much as I liked Ysabel and Remy, I loved the secondary characters.

It was interesting to see how Ysabel’s and Remy’s relationship changed during the story. From the wariness at the beginning, to their HEA at the end. Their relationship was cleverly intertwined with the chase for the fugitives. And how they were willing to make sacrifices to catch the fugitives.

The biggest problem for me was the plot. After awhile it started to feel predictable, and it also felt as if the book was slightly too long.



The Particulars: Paranormal Romance, Self Published, available as e-book and in print

The Source: Freebie from Allromance

The Grade: B-