THE SEXORCIST by Vivi Andrews
The Sexorcist by Vivi Andrews
Karmic Consultants, Book 3
Reviewed by Val
Luis Rodriguez has had it. He’s had it with wannabe Desperate Housewives dabbling in demonic possession just to lure him into their bedrooms. He’s had it with women who think he’s the perfect accessory to liven up their over-privileged lives. He’s had it with everything rich, materialistic, and fake. In short, he’s had it with women like Brittany.
Brittany Hylton-VanDeere comes across as a vacant smile in expensive clothes. It doesn’t take Luis long to write her off as just another “designer dimwit” and only the latest in Karmic Consultant’s long line of very temporary secretaries.
But there’s more to this cock-eyed optimist than meets the eye. Brittany has a secret and it’s not just her fascination with Luis. (Although considering his amazing body, those tribal tattoos, that sultry voice and–God help her– the motorcycle, who can blame her?)
Soon Brittany’s putting her hidden talents to work and expanding her role description to include wedding planning, but these are no ordinary nuptials–it’s a Karmic Consultants wedding and nothing at Karmic Consultants is ever ordinary. A certain demon has taken an interest in making sure the ceremony doesn’t happen and its going to take all Brittany’s talent, all Luis’ skill, and a whole lot of luck to get everyone to the happily ever after in one piece.
The Sexorcist is the third book in the Karmic Consultants series and, at a point where some authors might be flagging, Vivi Andrews seems to be hitting her stride. This outing has all the ingredients that made the previous entries such a treat. It features a heroine with hidden depths, a strong-willed and hard-headed hero, an unusual paranormal problem, and a healthy dose of humor, but it adds a welcome dash of enchantment in the very appealing Brittany.
A story like this depends heavily on the likability of its heroine, and an open-hearted naïf like Brittany could easily be insufferable, but I, like Luis, found her impossible to dislike. Her warmth was believable and endearing and the explanation for her preternatural optimism was both convincing and touching. The Sexorcist is one of those rare books that’s laugh-out-loud funny one moment and lump-in-the-throat moving the next.
And I haven’t even mentioned the great sex. Luis and Brittany are terrific together, providing ample proof, if any is needed, that “opposites attract” is the secret to great romance. When these two click, they really click. They make The Sexorcist a definite Recommended Read.