Audiobook Review: Not Your Average Hot Guy (Not Your Average Hot Guy, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Not Your Average Hot Guy by Gwenda Bond

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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.

Not Your Average Hot Guy

“Apocalypse Right Now!”

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💚🖤💙❤️💜
Heat/Steam: N/A
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙📘📔
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏🌎
Character development: 🤓☹️🙃☺️😍
Narrator: 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Narration Type: Dual Narration

The heroine: Callie – she majored in History in college, which doesn’t translate to much in the way of job openings, so she has been working at her mother’s Escape room business. One of the rooms she designed is an occult room which she found an ancient grimoire as one of the props.

The Hero: Luke Morningstar – He is the son of Lucifer and Lilith and is the crown prince of Hell, or at least he will be if he can get a soul. He is tasked with going to earth and making deals with humans for their souls. Though he has not yet gotten any. So when a cult summons Lucifer’s left hand man and want a boon, he goes instead, in order to get all thirteen members souls.

The Story: The cultists come to the escape room and they too easily find the exit, escaping the room with the grimoire and kidnapping Callie and her friend Mags in the process, thinking they are the guardians and can be used. They then summon Luke, planning to exchange their souls for the spear of destiny (the spear used on Jesus).

Luke needs the souls in order to appease his father, but is immediately interested in Callie, even though he knows her and Mags souls are not for the taking, since they are already earmarked for heaven. He is so preoccupied that he ends up giving the cult a deal with a loophole and doesn’t get their souls yet. He needs help to get the spear before the cult does and decides Callie is that person for him. It turns out she is a guardian and doesn’t know it. Callie and Luke go on a journey to save the world from the satanic cult.

This book is told in multiple points of view via dual narration. Narrated by Graham Halstead, Karissa Vacker and Joel Froomkin. Graham Halstead did the chapters in Lukes point of view, Karissa Vacker did those chapters in Callie’s point of view and Joel Froomkin did Porsoth, Luke’s tutor. The narration was great and this was an original story that was fun to listen to.

As I have said before, I really like the fantasy quest trope, and this one was great. Callie and Luke travel to different places via different magical and non magical methods, from a church in Portugal to Hell and back. This was quite a good book and a fun journey.


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