Author: Angie Fox
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Love Spell
Release date: July 2008
It’s never a good day when an ancient demon shows up on your toilet bowl. For Lizzie Brown, that’s just the beginning. Soon her hyperactive terrier starts talking, and her long-lost biker witch Grandma is hurling Smuckers jars filled with magic. Just when she thinks she’s seen it all, Lizzie learns she’s a demon slayer-and all hell is after her.
Of course, that’s not the only thing after her. Dimitri Kallinikos, a devastatingly handsome shape-shifting griffin needs Lizzie to slay a demon of his own. But how do you talk a girl you’ve never met into going straight to the underworld? Lie. And if that doesn’t work, how dangerous could a little seduction be…?
The blurb sounds hilarious, doesn’t it? I really wanted to like this book. It had all the hallmarks of being great with a shape-shifting griffin, witches, werewolves, and demons, but I wasn’t able to get into the book until the very end. It’s sad to say that my favorite character was the dog. The werewolves and the griffin were the most interesting parts of the book and you could read everything about them in a few pages. Everything else fell flat for me.
Lizzie was not the most enduring character. Most of the book felt like Lizzie was trying to find out about her past and her powers and no one would tell her anything. Then everyone got mad at her for not knowing. After half a dozen times, I just got annoyed. All of it could’ve been resolved with a twenty minute chat at the beginning of the book.
Maybe I was expecting something else…more humor, more in depth characters, more romance…so was disappointed when I didn’t find some combination of them more prevalent in the story. This book might be a hit with other people, but the combination of characters and storyline just didn’t float my boat.