Sunday, February 14, 2010

Succubi Like It Hot by Jill Myles

Three and 1/2 stars

Book Summary

With a flirtatious new figure, her dream job as an archaeologist, and two gorgeous boyfriends to scratch her seductive Itch—an angel and a vampire—Jackie Brighton is totally getting the hang of life as a succubus.

Then her need for sex spirals out of control, and she accidentally knocks the pizza guy unconscious with her touch. Great, she’s cursed. Unfortunately, neither of her jealous lovers is exactly talking to her right now.

So after Jackie strikes a deal with a crafty demon, she and her best friend Remy take a cross-country road trip to deliver a cryptic message to the nation’s oldest succubus (who doesn’t look a day over eighteen.) Their journey gets weirder with every mile—demonic possession, a charming stalker, a deadly hotel room warning—but when they get to New Orleans, Jackie discovers a dangerous catch to her supernatural bargain. Someone wants her dead (again), but has she been sleeping with the enemy?

Or do the forces of evil think they’re some kind of match for a vixen in a miniskirt?

I didn't love this book as much as I loved the first book, Gentlemen Prefer Succubii. I think the story was a bit flat but still an okay read. The reason I didn't love it was because it had more Noah and less Zane.

Noah is an okay guy but he tends to be a bit on the too laid back-no let me not sugar coat this, BORING side. Okay, he's a hot ex angel that loves to have sex but that's about as far as his appeal goes with me. He's still pushing to be Jackie's #1 sex toy and while I can feel his pain, I just really don't think she'd pick him in the long run. I don't feel the chemistry between Noah and Jackie. Sure there's a lot of lust and he's a great guy. He's also her safest bet if she wants to stay alive. No matter what the circumstances are, I think he'll always come in 2nd. And 2nd always sucks. And Noah is mad as hell because he finally realizes that he may never be The One.

Zane is so much more interesting. He's worth every punishment for being bad. Each time he pops up in the story, there is always action and drama. On top of that, the chemistry between Jackie and Zane is off the chain, succubus or not. Sometimes he may have a shitty attitude and a "why the hell am I still with you" effect on Jackie. She loves him, she hates him, but she will always be drawn to him no matter what. Forget sensual seduction, vampire seduction has got to be the shit! No matter how much Noah begs and pleads to be first in line, Zane will always be #1 in Jackie's heart.

And Remy, I love her slutty ways, but in this book, they could have done without all the Joachim demon possession crap. The porno road trip was fun, but when Joachim took over, the story went down hill from there. Again, the only bright spot was Zane's appearance. Oh, and I can't forget about Luc(the incubus). I knew from the jump that it was something shady about him. He turned out to be a real psycho, but that made the story fun and readable again. But, I didn't like where it ended up. That storyline could have been a little bit better. If he had hooked up with Remy, that would have been a lot better.

Anyhoo, like I said, it was still a good read, but I still feel like I should have borrowed it so I could give it back. Maybe if I read it a second time, it would be better. Hmmm, I'll think about it. Still, it wasn't one of those super good books that you start and can't put down. It took me about four days to read it. Some parts were so uninteresting that I (being the book whore that I am)started another book before I finished it. So, as I'm writing this review, I'm already four chapters deep in some new drama.


PS...JM, more Zane, please!! Cover art-oh yeah!

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