Book Review

A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon

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.

(Goodreads Summary) 

My Thoughts 


If you are looking for a flirty and fun witchy demon romance, definitely check this one out! 

It is so flirty and fun and had SO MUCH STEAM… don’t let the cute cover fool you, there are many hot chili peppers in here that I very much liked. 

I also was obsessed with these characters! They were so fun and their banter was even more fun to read. 

Mariel Spark is really of spark of life in this book and was such a fun main character. Her power was also so much fun to read about. I wish I had a green thumb like her and I would have LOVED to see her house and eat all her baked goods. Also, her character development was amazing and so much fun to watch….


Now….. onto the pride and joy of this book, Ozroth the Ruthless. 

BOY IS HE YUMMY! I love a demon and he is the yummiest I’ve seen in a long time. I very much enjoyed all his thoughts and how he pushed Mariel Sparks to stick up for herself and he was possessive…. 


I loved this book so much and it was just the cute I needed. 

My Book Rating

5/5 Book World 

5/5 Romance 

5/5 Plot 

5/5 Characters

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Book Details

A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon by Sarah Hawley 

Genre: Fantasy Romance 

Published on March 7, 2023

Copy Read: ebook 

Pages: 336  

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