Guest Review – Temping is Hell

For some reason, I usually call this one is called Tempting as Hell. Heh. Just goes to show that I need to read better. For this review, Doug Meeks is back after having read Temping is Hell by Cathy Yardley. It looks like fun…

temping is hellWhat Doug said…



Kate O’Hara can’t wait until this temp assignment is over. The woman who hired her is a psychotic pageant queen, her coworkers are convicts-turned-clerks, and it’s so boringly corporate it makes her skin crawl. Even her sexy-as-sin boss, famed billionaire Thomas Kestrel, isn’t enticement enough to keep her there. Once she makes enough to pay off her bills, she’s out. Or so she thinks…


Next thing she knows, she’s accidentally signed over her soul. Literally. And she’s discovered Thomas’s real mission: to kill thirteen bad guys in one year, in order to get his—now his and Kate’s—souls back.


From learning to boost the morale of some paper-pushing demons to navigating her way through blood-red tape, Kate has to work closely with her super-hot supervisor and get her flaky act together, before somebody clocks her out—permanently!


Kate O’Hara has just got a new temp job and it would still be hell even if she ignored the fact she was working for a bimbo with a mean streak plus some very odd looking/acting guys in the basement as co-workers.

This is a great book, it has the right mix of humor, serious  plot, evil villains and that lure of the romance that makes it addicting.

Thomas has a small problem, many years ago for reasons that you will see, he managed to sell his soul and he has 1 year to get it back.  The path and tasks required to get it back are going to be the basis for this series it seems and there are about a dozen of these “tasks” and this book covers 1  of them (a serial killer who likes girls) so we have a possible 13 book series it seems.  I can only hope the rest are as good as this one was in entertainment value.

Kate in addition to having about a dozen jobs over 3 years seems to have some unknown talents that make her a great employee in the Fiendish Corporation and also brings her to the attention of the billionaire owner Thomas Kestrel .  The romance, chaos and deadly situations begin and you will love it.

This gets about a 4.5 for me and you can think of it as a paranormal Devil Wears Prada with something close to a real devil.  This is a great book, not too light, not very dark but serious enough to keep you from a sugar coma.

I haven’t read Cathy Yardley before, have any of you? What did you think of this one?


4 thoughts on “Guest Review – Temping is Hell

  1. Barbara says:

    I totally agree: this book is really good. I liked Kate very much: she is funny, smart, sweet and caring. She fights for what she thinks is right but doesn’t turn in an annoying, self-righteous TSTL character.

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