Emmy Sands has just bought her first house. When she first hears footsteps in the attic, she dismisses it as the groans and creaks of a new home. When she sees things moving across her living room without reason, she dismisses it as a figment of her overactive imagination. Finally, when she runs out of excuses, Emmy finally accepts that her house isn't just old, it's actually being possessed by a thousand year-old demon named Malkos.
Malkos is not a happy demon. He doesn't like his job. He's supposed to torment, haunt and kill human victims but he's bored. He's used to being able to walk through an attic and have his prey scream with terror and call in an exorcist.
He hadn't banked on Emmy. She doesn't scream...she rationalizes. She accepts that she's being haunted but she doesn't give in to it. Malkos has finally met his match: A human who is as bored with life as he is. Though they come from different worlds, Emmy and Malkos soon discover that they really aren't that different after all. In the end they learn that while misery loves company, romance isn't bad either and though it means inevitable misery for one or both, they realize that sometimes it's worth exploring new worlds to find their place in their own.
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The Reluctant Demon is a chick lit/urban fantasy hybrid with a bit of humor thrown in. Emmy is a very likable protagonist and Malkos benefited from the gradual development of him as a character. Emmy's friend Dawn was kind of a jerk and I wanted to smack her. When characters elicit that kind of emotional response, I say they are well drawn! Like a lot of urban fantasy, this book includes sex but here it was handled better than most-tastefully and not overly graphic. I liked the ending because I didn't anticipate it at all. While the main focus of the story is wrapped up, it is obvious that the story continues and I'll be waiting for the sequel.