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Hoodwinked

(The Demon Exchange #1)

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3.93  ·  Rating details ·  211 ratings  ·  68 reviews
In a dark and dangerous world, paranormals openly roam the streets, policed by a special office of Elite Paranormal Hunters. Gwen Taylor, is one of the best in the U.S.

Until she becomes embroiled in a case that changes her life, forcing a drastic shift in her allegiance. A case that pairs her with four sexy partners she can’t seem to resist, despite the dangers. A case
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Kindle Edition, 142 pages
Published June 25th 2018
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Jessica Robbins
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-kindle
Totally Awesome

Great start to a brand new series. We Meet Gwen a hunter who gets pulled into a case with a group of really hot guys. They start investigating when things start going wonky that changes Gwen's life forever. The case puts them all in danger before it is all said and done showcasing how kickbutt Gwen can be. Intriguing world building, awesome characters, steam, action, and more all combine to make it impossible to put the book down once you get started. If you like fantasy reverse
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QueenCee
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tiny spoiler ahead (maybe)

I saw a bunch of teasers for this on Facebook. It caught my interest pretty fast and I started reading immediately. I liked the story a lot. I think it was a good start, but it was just that a start. This was a quick read and although I liked it. I do wish that there was longer or that more happened. The biggest problem being the missing children. I feel was very rushed through and the bond between the FMC and her men was established so fast it was unrealistic and with
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Danielle Poole
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
AMAZING!!!!!

I gave this book 5 stars because it is a great book it has a strong bada** MC who definitely keeps you waiting to see what she will say next...4 sexy men a great plot that sucks you in ...the only thing that sucks is the cliffhanger but if you look on the positives it just means there will be another one and that's always good news...so if you love a funny, Strong kick*** MC and 4 sexy men that she gets to have and a captivating story about magic and supernaturals then this book is
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Victoria Roy
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great First Book!

It's hard to believe that this is the author's first book. It's written well and the storyline is intriguing. The heroine has some great humor and I love that she loves such mundane treats like donuts. Finally! After reading about so many mcs who are obsessed with cars or some super fancy dish it's nice to have the humor and everyday-ness that comes with the delicious donut. Anyways, this book was great. The characters were great. The story was great. Only faults? The mc has a
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Amethyst Stone
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Whoa

Ok so I’m pretty sure this Hendrix’s first book but you wouldn’t be able to tell that by reading it. That ending is worth the price admission in and of itself. OMG I’m still reeling from it. She has set herself up to have a major hit on her hands. Hope she’s adequately prepared!
Jennifer / JG's Reads
Hoodwinked is a supernatural/paranormal, reverse harem story with some MF and MFM action. This book was another one that has been difficult for me to decide on a rating. If I were rating the book alone, I would give it a 3. But I listened to the audiobook version and the narrator did a great job of performing the book, so that's why I decided to increase my rating to a 4. It's also a little difficult for me to pinpoint exactly what didn't work for me in this book. But I think the main issue that ...more
K Reynolds
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5
Great debut! What a great paranormal reverse harem book. Beth Hendricks had a lot going on but it wasn’t overwhelming. Showing out of the gate she is a talented writer with much potential. The pacing was a bit fast. However, it worked for the story. There was definitely potential to slow the story and build the tension and anticipation that I hope to see happening going forward. Gwen was a fabulous FMC. She was funny (I literally laughed out loud so many times), witty, strong, sassy, and
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Amber
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a wickedly enthralling storyline that had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I couldn't wait to see what happened next! The wickedly twisted plot left me highly entertained as it allowed me to get to know all of the stunningly intriguing characters. All of the touched my heart in a very different way, and I was left with an intense feeling of completeness and family. I thoroughly loved the pace and creativity of the story that unfolded before my eyes, and I seriously can't wait ...more
Sassyreads
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
PNR is a genre I rarely read and with this being the authors debut novel I didn't know what to expect. I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED!

Gwen had me laughing out loud in the first half of the book! This poor girl, her hormones, her inner conversations with her subconscious had me crackin up n scaring my animals!

The book is mainly told from Gwen's POV which for me was a great decision as you get more of feel for Gwen and her little inner struggles and thoughts...It isn't until near the end of
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Katy
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful

Congrats on Beth’s debut. Great writing, with amazing storyline and badass MC. Love how Gwen doesn’t sit back, she takes the initiatives. Love the interactions with the guys, with the twist and turns. Must read.
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Brandie
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Audiobook version:

I can not wait to read more! This was a great start to what I can tell is going to be an awesome series. I love the characters and the chemistry between them all. I would love to learn more backstory on each of them. I'm sure that will come - for now, I am just in love. I was sad it ended so soon!

The narration was great. Sarah did a fantastic job of differentiating between all the characters. RH can be hard since there is just so many characters at play but I thought it was
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Nicole Dunton
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gwen is just your average hunter. She goes around eliminating the paranormal beings that are causing problems with the humans. That is until her help is requested for a situation in Florida where many children are turning up missing. Something happens while she’s investigating that will change her life forever.
I really enjoyed this story very much. Gwen was super relatable. The story was amazing as well. However, the story wasn’t perfect. I really wish that the story was longer. I wish things
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Bette H
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing Story & Audible Listen 4.5 DiabolicallyHotStars!

Hoodwinked
The Demon Exchange Series, Book 1
By: Beth Hendrix
Narrated by: Sarah Puckett

This is a great and enjoyable well written story. It is fast paced and immediately grabs your attention. Beth Hendrix creates an imaginative world where supernatural beings live. The storylines and characters are interesting and well developed. The lead character, Gwen Taylor, an Elite Paranormal Hunter finds herself working on a case with a team of 4
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Christine Rains
Aug 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Gwen Taylor is a top hunter for the ParaOffice and has a love for donuts. When four gorgeous agents request her assistance in a kidnapping case in Florida, she cannot resist the draw of the case. Nor her pull to the men. After she makes a deal with a demon, good and evil battle within her body and soul. There's a way to save the kids being kidnapped, but it might mean Gwen giving over to her dark side.

This is a fast-paced paranormal reverse harem romance. This is a great read for those readers
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Jenna
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I listened to the audiobook version of this book.

The narration took made this 3 star story into a 4 star.

This was a good start to a new series and I think the idea behind it is really interesting; however, I feel like I would have enjoyed the story a lot more if the author would have given us more information about the men in the story and let us get to know them a little better. I think the author has a good start going here, and I'm still very interested in where she is going to take it. What
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Teka
Nov 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Holy moly movement.

The story starts with a death, moves right to oogling the males. The next thing we know she is a possessed by a demon and manages to get a good grasp on those powers within minutes. Oh but she gets kidnapped and ends up in some sort of hell area being forced to kill. The book ends with her almost dying, and grabbing the attention of the "king of hell". And mixed into all this is sex with almost all the guys.

Super fast moving. There are so many things that happen in such a
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Angela
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic Debut!!

Absolutely loved this book!! It really has everything; all kinds of paranormals, humor, action, hot as hell sexy times AND it will get you in the feels! Gwen is such a relatable character, the perfect mix of snarky badassness (yes I made up that word) and vulnerability. I think she's going to do some serious ass kicking when she gets her full powers, so excited to find out what else she can do! Her guys are amazing too, I love that they are all different and each have their own
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Kala
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hoodwinked is the first book in The Demon Exchange Series. With a strong FMC and four sexy men who work together to survive trials that are thrust at them, when Gwen suddenly finds herself imbued with a demon essence. The relationship between the characters develops quickly over just a few days. Gwen’s life takes sudden and permanent life altering changes that she takes totally in stride.

This is a wonderful debut book that ends on a huge cliffhanger. Beth Hendrix has set up a developing world
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Lovinghotbooks1
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, audible
* AUDIOBOOK REVIEW *

This was a feast to my ears and my mind, I loved it and I almost just shushed my husband when he wanted to talk to me
Exiting, steamy and a HFN is as close as it get to audio heaven.
Excellent storyline and good characters descriptions.
No unnecessary descriptions of surroundings and good dialogues.

Narrator:
Sarah Puckett is doing a incredible job with the male voices in addition to the female ones.
Clear pronunciation and read with feelings makes it a wonderful time-out from
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Sophie Koufes
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Audio review:
Hoodwinked (The Demon Exchange Series Book 1) begins with a intriguing world building descriptions & settings.
Magic & supernaturals entangled with mystery, suspense, loads of activity, a twisty narrative with a scorching reverse harem romance.
Would love to see more character evolvement and learn more about their history & abilities.
This ends with a happily forever now as the narrative continues in book two.

A flawless performance by narator Sarah Puckett. Each character
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Katy Rose
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gwen is one kick ass female lead! I picked this up at a book party not sure what to expect, but let me tell you! Wow!! It was an amazing read!! I was hooked from the very first page by Gwen and the band of hot guys she is surrounded by. I could not put this book down! It was amazing! Hendrix did such an awesome job with world building and character development! I felt transported into another world completely. I did get the a book hangover....But I can let that slide since there will be more ...more
Michelle Pitsinger
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW!

So I've had this book in my library for longer than I care to admit... It looked good but I kept finding others that interested me more. Today I finally decided to read it and I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN!!! This book is totally amazing!!! Like this book deserves at least 10 gold stars! It's been a while since I've gotten wrapped up in a book so easily but you get hooked after the first chapter and you're lost to it! I cannot wait till the next book comes out!!!! I will read it the day it's
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Kimi
4 Stars

Overall Rating
Plot
Humor
Characters & Character Development
Narration

Story: Gwen and the team, Barrett, Donovan, Draven, and Ethane. I enjoyed this story. Gwen was badass and didn't take any crap from people. I'd really like to know more about all the guys in this story. It was a little short so they didn't dig deep into anything. There was some instant love but it didn't bother me too much. It was weird how I felt like the whole child abduction thing didn't really get solved. I
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Caitlin Elizabeth
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great read. I really enjoyed the story line and how easy the progression was. Character development was impressive with how quickly the author was able to do it. It was funny while still being heartfelt. My only issue, which ended up affecting my rating of the “overall” was the performance of the narrator. It was rough listening to her attempt a southern accent, as well as just the weird inflections at the end of all of the sentences. I’ve listened to this narrator before and I need to just ...more
Ginger
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hoodwinked by Beth Hendrix is a fantastic story for a new series Demon Exchange. What makes it even better Sarah Puckett is narrator.
Loved feisty Gwen Taylor a paranormal investigator. The case involves finding missing children and she is paired up with four men, who she finds attractive plus she is drawn to them all. I am not a big fan of cliffhangers p, but I will definitely be awaiting the next installment of this tantalizing series.
I am reviewing this audible book for Audiobook Obsession
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Katrina
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I want more!

Hoodwinked is an awesome debut book. Gwen, the FMC is hysterical, witty and super sassy! She's fierce, sees herself for who she is and lives by her own rules. I was engrossed in the story from the first page. The steamy times are not to be read alone or without a b.o.b. haha. Beth Hendrix wrote the characters so well, it was hard to choose a favorite, so I didn't. I absolutely recommend Hookwinked and Beth Hendrix for an exciting story with outstanding characters
Megan
Oct 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Interesting book. I like the world. The characters are good. It’s a shorter book so it felt very, very rushed. Gwen was strong but vulnerable. I do think that she accepted what happened way too quickly and then the sex all happened way too quickly. That’s basically what I think of this book. It was good but too rushed.

The narration was fine.. except for all the y’all’s. I know that’s just how it was written but it drives me insane. I’m from the south. I know southerners say y’all, I say y’all
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Lori Jackson
Aug 15, 2019 rated it liked it
This book has the potential for so much more. Great story line, but it moved entirely too fast. The book starts out and you think that it is going to be about her adventures as a Paraofficer, but really, that is just touched on and then overshadowed by the demon change. I think it had a strong start, but by the end, I feel like the writing went down hill. I finished the book, because I cannot start one without knowing what happened, but I don't have a strong desire to continue this series.
Amber Niebaum
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved the main characters honesty but was surprised at how fast the men and her got together. The narrator, Sarah Puckett, did an excellent job and did quite a great performance. The main character just told it like it truly was and I liked her all the more for it. It's starts off by going to solve a mystery and then numerous things happen and lead them to new discoveries and action. Quick and enjoyable read. Some steam was sprinkled throughout, hopefully more in the next book!
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Beth is a single mother of two, who has worked in a custom cabinet shop since she was young. She always has so many ideas flowing in her head, but never thought that writing was a reality until some other amazing authors pointed out that she could. She loves all things paranormal, and has a very unhealthy obsession with chocolate and doughnuts. She can usually be found chasing after her kids, ...more