Review: Not Your Average Hot Guy by Gwenda Bond
I was so thrilled for Gwenda to write an adult romance – the wait was REAL. Luckily I had a chance to read it early and it did NOT disappoint. Check out my thoughts below and be sure to pick up Not Your Average Hot Guy before the sequel is out in April!
Not Your Average Hot Guyby Gwenda Bond
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin
on October 5, 2021
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.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading Gwenda’s books (fix that), you should know she is the queen of banter. Not Your Average Hot Guy kicks that up a notch within the adult space and I am just HERE for it. The dual POV of the books lends to this; you’re existing in the heads of both characters as the story progresses.
Not Your Average Hot Guy is paranormal romance, but accessible for readers who don’t regularly read paranormal OR romance. If you’ve loved shows like Lucifer, you’ll find a home in Not Your Average Hot Guy. With loveable and memorable side characters enhancing the story, this is not only a character study of the dual MCs but an entire world (above and below 😂) being built from the perspectives of the characters.
Callie runs her family escape room business, with a particular fondness for the occult-focused room. What could go wrong when she comes across a REAL LIFE grimoire? Luke is the pretty boy spoiled actual son-of-Lucifer who is not so fond of the expectations from his father. How the two of them come together, I won’t spoil. Let’s just say, shenanigans galore. I’m cheering for them, both in their separate lives and together. I mean, this is a romance story.
The story kept my full attention and reads like an episode of Supernatural (you know, the ones that the community talks about for years to come). I can’t wait for The Date From Hell!