Book Review: The Demon’s Wife by Rick Hautala

When I’m looking for books to review, I generally attempt to choose books from all genres, even if they aren’t in my “preferred” genre reading. That’s how I came across “The Demon’s Wife” by author, Rick Hautala. At first glance, I wasn’t sure what genre “The Demon’s Wife” actually fell into, other than the “Romance” genre, based on the book’s title and cover depiction. After finishing it, I’d say it still falls into the “Romance” category, but I can also add “Supernatural” and “Fantasy” to the mix. This definitely broadens the book’s appeal to readers who TheDemonsWifeare looking for more than just another romance novel. While “The Demon’s Wife” has a definite romance aspect, it’s also a fast-paced, supernatural thrill read, of sorts.

In “The Demon’s Wife” we meet Claire McMullen, out on the town with her roommate, and sometimes best friend, Sally. The two of them are out on evening at a bar and this is where they meet a demon, in human form, named Samael. Of course neither Claire, nor Sally, knows this and they all spend an enjoyable evening together chatting. Trouble starts for Claire the moment she walks out of the bar, yet somehow Samael is there to rescue her.

A romance between Claire and Samael begins, and Samael opens up to Claire about who, or should I say what, he is. I think most women would turn tail and run, (pun intended), if they found out the “guy” they were interested in was a demon that preys on humans in order to acquire their souls. Claire doesn’t fall into the “most women” category though, and she decides to continue seeing Samael. What follow’s in “The Demon’s Wife” is an interesting, fast-paced and supernatural read, but I will leave it for the reader find to out for her/himself as to how it all works out in the end.

All in all, I found “The Demon’s Wife” to be a quick, fast-paced, yet fun read. Hautala writes well. His characters are believable, their various interactions are fluid, and the plot found within “The Demon’s Wife,” escalates appropriately.

In closing, “The Demon’s Wife” by Rick Hautala would be an enjoyable read for anyone who likes Romance, Supernatural or Fantasy style/genre books.

The Demon’s Wife
Rick Hautala
JournalStone (2013)
ISBN: 9781936564958
Reviewed by Author Charline Ratcliff for Rebecca’s Reads (08/13)

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