Review: Temping is Hell by Cathy Yardley

Temping is Hell - Cathy YardleyPublisher: Entangled Select (January 20th 2013)
Ebook: 352 pages
Source: Netgalley
Rating:of 5 stars


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—p permanently!

sometimes 3.5 stars; Pretty cute, pretty hilarious.

This book cracked me up, definitely a fun paranormal adventure with a  hint of quirky romance. I loved the beginning of the being, in particular the interaction between Kate and Thomas. Kate sort of has no filter for her thoughts and it was nice to see her speak her mind which often resulted in fun banters between the two of them. She’s a different kind of heroine with her kickass attitude, which is a nice change in pace too. I  really loved her with her “Basement Boys” as she called them, even when she didn’t realize that they were actually demons who could easily kill her, and instead she used Twinkes as a incentives for them to work harder hahaa.

I liked the concept of the modern pyramid scheme that Thomas has to get through to get to the top man while mixing with it more traditional Japanese folklores of demons. What frustrated me the most however was that about halfway through the book, we kind of hit a standstill with the pace. Kate and Thomas just spend the rest if the book trying to hid the truth and lying when being frank with each other probably would have saved everyone a lot of hassle (hence the 3.5 stars, because gosh darn it, you can only lie to each other for so long before it’s ridiculous and I just want to slap some sense into you). That being said, the ending brought back the action. Now that Thomas and Kate are on the same page (instead of working against each other, both intentionally and unintentionally) I can’t wait to see them kick some bad guy butts together! Because fact is, they do make an awesome team.

{*Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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0 Replies to “Review: Temping is Hell by Cathy Yardley”

  1. I enjoyed this one too, it was funny and I am looking forward to the next book. I miss Twinkies 🙂

    1. I’m really excited for them to work together to kick bad guy butts in the next book haha, Oh Twinkies, much better than Snowballs 😉

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