A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating A Demon | ARC Review | Blog Blitz

Thank you to Berkley Publishing Group for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. This does not change my opinion in anyway.

Book: A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon by Sarah Hawley
Release Date: March 7th 2023
Tags: Adult | Romance | Demons | Fluffy
Trigger/Content Warnings: Toxic Family | Graphic Sex Scenes


Mariel Spark is prophesied to be the most powerful witch seen in centuries of the famed Spark family, but to the displeasure of her mother, she prefers baking to brewing potions and gardening to casting hexes. When a spell to summon flour goes very wrong, Mariel finds herself staring down a demon—one she inadvertently summoned for a soul bargain.

Ozroth the Ruthless is a legend among demons. Powerful and merciless, he drives hard bargains to collect mortal souls. But his reputation has suffered ever since a bargain went awry—if he can strike a bargain with Mariel, he will earn back his deadly reputation. Ozroth can’t leave Mariel’s side until they complete a bargain, which she refuses to do (turns out some humans are attached to their souls).

But the witch is funny. And curvy. And disgustingly yet endearingly cheerful. Becoming awkward roommates quickly escalates when Mariel, terrified to confess the inadvertent summoning to her mother, blurts out that she’s dating Ozroth. As Ozroth and Mariel struggle with their opposing goals and maintaining a fake relationship, real attraction blooms between them. But Ozroth has a limited amount of time to strike the deal, and if Mariel gives up her soul, she’ll lose all her emotions—including love—which will only spell disaster for them both.

A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon is one of my most anticipated releases for this year so of course when I got the chance to read it early I jumped on board.

To be fair I had to suspend disbelief a little when it came to the start of the plot. Summoning a demon who wants to make a deal for your soul who you then start fake dating without making a deal, seems a little iffy at best plot wise. But then the rest of the book absolutely made up for that.

I quite enjoyed Mariel as a character. Being a part of a prophecy and then not living up to it (as par how her mother wants) is really hard. Despite her family smacking her down on any occasion, she remains a very upbeat person who is gentle to those around her. I was glad to see that her uncle came around and talked some good sense into her parents.

Her relationship with Oz was a joy to read. The way he looked at her, saw what nobody else saw. He saw the real Mariel, wanting her to accept herself for who she is. While at the same time he can’t accept the soul that is residing within himself. But she sees it in him. Their attraction was clear on the page.

Its a heart felt, fluffy magical romance that I found great to read.

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