I love Maureen Child and her contemporary romances, especially THE MARCONI SISTERS trilogy and the CANDELLANO FAMILY trilogy.
Unfortunately, I didn't like this book a bit.
I don't know if it was the first-person narrative, the paranormal elements that were more irritating than funny, or the fact that Ms. Child introduced TWO fairly likable heroes for the heroine to decide over, but MORE THAN FRIENDS just wasn't for me.
Hopefully, other readers will enjoy it a whole lot more than I did!
Cassidy Burke's thirty-second birthday isn't going how she planned. She's been raising her daughter alone since she was sixteen. She never told Logan he was the father, because when she went to tell him, he introduced her to his fiance. She's been running a cleaning business for years, and it seems to be flourishing. She's trying to get a new account downtown, a club that caters to sexual fantasies and a clientele that is more than human.
When an elderly lady makes herself at home in Cassie's house, she is annoyed. That is until Jasmine explains to Cassie she is the new demon duster. It seems every female in her family becomes the "one" when they reach their thirty-second birthday, and Cassie's grandmother never got around to telling Cassie.
To make matters worse, Logan shows back up in town. He's angry Cassie never told him about their daughter, but he wants Cassie back in his life. However, Cassie is dating the sexy club owner, Devin Cole.
Cassie would much rather be shopping for a new Coach purse or eating chocolate than dusting demons. But when the head demon honcho sets his sights on Cassie's daughter, all hell breaks loose.
This is a hysterical tale! Witty prose and an unlikely heroine. If your looking for a standard paranormal romance, this isn't it. The love triangle between Cassie, Logan, and Devlin will leave you in stitches. Cassie is open and honest with her thoughts and feelings that is refreshing. I look forward to the next in the series, just so I can see whom Cassie chooses, Logan or Devlin, and what shenanigans she gets into next. Highly recommend for light and humorous entertainment!
When reading reviews for this book on Amazon, it was praised highly. I'm not getting it now. I found it to have a very slow start. I almost didn't finish it. It did finally get better around page 161 which is pretty late. Then towards the end I found myself skimming through some of the pages. There is a sequel to this book, but I won't be reading it.
Cassie Burke is a quick witted, single mom raising a teenage daughter while running a house cleaning business. On her 32nd birthday her destiny is revealed to her - she is to follow in the steps of her female ancestors and be the next Demon Duster. Who knew there were so many demons living in her little sleepy neck of the woods.
This is a light quick read with just a touch of steamy sex in it. I'm actually looking forward to reading the next installment.