Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Review: Succubi Like It Hot

Succubi Like It Hot
The Succubus Diaries #2
Author: Jill Myles
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Publisher: Pocket Star
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Available at Indie Bound, Powells, Barnes & Noble, Amazon

Summary: With a hot 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 she accidentally knocks the pizza guy unconscious with her touch. Great -- she's cursed. After striking a deal to get the curse lifted by a crafty demon, Jackie and her best friend Remy take a road trip to deliver a cryptic message to the nation's oldest succubus.

I reviewed Jill's first book, Gentlemen Prefer Succubi (Read it here.) The second book is a continuation of Jackie's journey in the land of succubi, vampires and fallen angels. This book is a little darker than Jill's first book, but it still has her snarky sense of humor, plenty of romance, adventure and a road trip from hell. I think it would have been easy for the author to write a story where her main character has sex to calm her "itch" with every Tom, Dick and Harry that she meets, living a casual, carefree life. Instead, she took a different road where her character wants to find a way to lead a fairly normal life, doing what she loves as a member of a university archaeological team. She doesn't want casual, anonymous sex. Life doesn't always cooperate with us though and she finds herself with a curse and two boyfriends who want her to decide between them.

I can't give you many details without giving out spoilers left and right, but I will say that there are twists and turns as Jackie learns who she can trust along the way. Not everyone is what they seem, which makes it hard for her to know who she can rely on. She is also learning that she doesn't always need to wait for someone to rescue her, but has should fend for herself when necessary.

As I mentioned, Succubi Like It Hot, is a little darker than the first book in the series, but I really enjoyed it. Sure, there were times I wanted to smack Jackie and yell "OMG, don't trust him/her!". There is plenty of interaction with Noah and Zane in case you are wondering. Just for the record, I am still Team Zane though Noah gained a few points along the way:)

You could read this book without reading the first one, but I think it would be SO much better to read them in order to really get to know the characters and appreciate what they are going through. I consider Succubi Like It Hot a paranormal romance with erotic steamy sex. If you are a fan of Nicole Peeler, Yasmine Galehorn, or Karen Chance you will love this series.