Review: Getting Familiar with Your Demon by Jodi Redford

Posted 23 July, 2012 by Amanda / 6 Comments

Book Review: Getting Familiar with Your Demon by Jodi Redford
(That Old Black Magic, #4)

Genre: PNR
Format: ebook
Read: 6/17/2012
In Six Words: Just hit all the right spots.


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Book Order

1. That Voodoo You Do
2. Seven Year Witch (my #insixwords GR review)
3. Maximum Witch
4. Getting Familiar with Your Demon


He should push her away…but he’d rather have his wicked way with her.

That Old Black Magic, Book 4

After too many years learning death from the inside out as the familiar of a voodoo queen, soul collector Samael Gorasola betrayed his boss, which landed him on demon death row.

He should have known not even his punishment would come easy, but the deal he’s offered to escape his fate stinks. Become the indentured servant to his despised enemy? No thanks, he’d rather be six feet under. With that in mind, he picks a deadly fight with two demon hunters, only to be rescued by one misguided, deliciously innocent white witch.

Marabella hasn’t a clue what possessed her to help Sam, particularly since he’s not the least bit grateful. She blames it on her overwhelming attraction to the dark, dangerous demon, and her exasperating quest to rid herself of the stubborn curse that guards her virginity. If the guild finds out, though, she can kiss her white-witch status goodbye.

A kiss is exactly what she gets, followed by a consuming hunger that breaks down all heavenly and earthly barriers…and leaves Sam saddled with the one thing he never wanted, a conscience, and a connection to Marabella that puts her soul on the line.

Product Warnings
This book contains torturous use of disco music, one sinfully sexy demon who revels in being bad, a virgin witch whose innocence runs more than skin deep, and plenty of wicked, forbidden sex with explosive side effects—literally.
-from Goodreads

Why I Started Reading This Series and Final Verdict on Book 4

I started this series because Kelly is a huge fan and the first book was a free Kindle download at one point in time.  Once I read the first book, I was hooked.  Then, I won this book from a giveaway at Kelly’s blog, so that necessitated getting books 2 and 3.  I enjoyed all three books, and book four was made of even more awesome.  And, what I said in my review of Maximum Witch holds true for Getting Familiar with Your Demon as well: you actually don’t need to read the previous books in the series in order to understand what happens here.

My Thoughts

I’m going to be honest here.  If I had written this review right after I had finished Getting Familiar with Your Demon, there probably would have been incoherent fangirling where I profess my undying love for Jodi Redford and this entire series.  Instead, I held off.  I can’t guarantee the absence of fangirling, but I promise that it will, at least, be coherent.  And I do believe that coherency in reviews, as in life in general, is good.

Getting Familiar with Your Demon and this entire series are the perfect escape read.  A perfect adult entertainment escape read, that is.  It’s not too long, and it packs one heck of an emotional punch.  Bad boy demon falls hard (there’s a pun there, and completely intended) for innocent witch.  These books have a way of hitting all the things I love in paranormal romance: emotional tug and pull, sex, humor, more sex, clashing of wills, clashing of the wills sex, dark plots to overthrow the world, and sex.

Marabella has been a constant figure in almost all of these books thus far, so it was nice to see that she got her own book and HEA.  And Sam!  I do believe Sam is a fantastic deliciously tortured character.  Both literally and figuratively, I suppose.  Sam and Marabella together were fun and sexy.  But Sam’s cousins, Nikki and Cass really stole some of the show here.  They were a blast, and I would love to see more of them in the future.

In sum: if you are looking for paranormal romance with an erotic bent, a book that will make you swoon and laugh and pant in delight, then you need this series.  Seriously.  They are short, sweet, and fun.  And there is sex.  Have I mentioned that enough?  No?  There is a lot of great sexin’!

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