A Witch's Guide to Fake Dating a Demon

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781399608893

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Mariel Spark knows not to trust a demon, especially one that wants her soul, but what’s a witch to do when he won’t leave her side – and she kind of doesn’t want him to?

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 deal 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 to maintain 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.


Reading this book is like standing in the bright heart of magic. I laughed, I swooned, I sighed dreamily, often on the same page. It truly was a sparkling delight, and I can't wait to see what spell Hawley weaves for us next!
India Holton, bestselling author of THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEWOMEN WITCHES
It was quirky, witty, and sexy all at once, and Oz is a delicious swoon-worthy hero. The small-town-with-magic setting is just as charming as the characters and made me want to visit Glimmer Falls. Highly, highly recommended for Nalini Singh fans who like a side of Charmed to their romance
Jessica Clare
If GOOD OMENS were a small-town, enemies-to-lovers romcom. It's bright, bubbly, sexy, funny, and glorious
Vivien Jackson
Hawley ably navigates life and love among toxic family members, fantastical chaos, and small-town politics-with some steamy scenes and plenty of dad jokes along the way. This is a treat
Publishers Weekly
Whimsically sexy, charmingly romantic, and magically hilarious. This book put a spell on me and bewitched me, body and soul!
Bestselling author Ali Hazlewood
Sarah Hawley's effervescent prose leaps off the page right from the hilarious opening scene, and I did not stop smiling until hours after I'd reached the end. Hawley's Mariel and Oz are both such delightful and charming characters, both separately and together, and her writing is infused with such effortless humor.
Jenna Levine
The experience of reading this book is like being invited on a picnic lunch to the English countryside in summer by the funniest person you know. Sarah has packed all your favorite snacks, found a great spot next to some wildflowers, and will make you snort-laugh sparkling lemonade through your nose when she drops in a knotting joke
Katie Shepard
Hawley's delightful debut is a welcome addition to the witchy rom-com genre with its ecological flavor, fresh take on the demon realm with a fascinating cosmology, and enticing secondary characters who deserve their own stories
Booklist (Starred review)