Saturday, August 14, 2010

Review - Succubi Like it Hot

Title: Succubi Like it Hot
Author: Jill Myles
Genre: Paranormal
Rating: B-
Sensuality: Hot
Book Disclosure: I purchased a used copy.

Succubi Like it Hot is the second book in Jill Myles' The Succubus Diaries series. Jackie Brighton a newly turned succubus who narrates the story from first person point of view. It's not enough that Jackie is struggling with being a succubus, which means she has to have sex every few days or she will eventually shrivel up and die, but she has also recently been cursed. For some reason whenever she touches a human they fall asleep right at her feet. A mysterious man keeps following her and it seems she needs sex more and more frequently. Jackie travels down to New Orleans to see if she can find another succubi who can help her remove the curse.

I found Succubi Like it Hot to be a fun read. Jackie has a likable personality. She is completely down to earth, which makes her easy to relate too and she also had a wicked sense of humor with lots of sarcasm. She definitely makes for a great narrator.

As a romance reader, I do struggle with the fact that Jackie is currently juggling two men in her lives. She has Zane, her vampire maker and Noah, her fallen angel both falling over themselves to be with her. At times Jackie comes across as more than a little selfish. Some of it is out of her control as she is a succubi after all, but some of it seems just a part of her personality. There were a few instances when I was actually annoyed with Jackie always thinking of herself first.

I do enjoy the writing and the world building. For a paranormal, it has a more campy feel to it. Although, certain parts of the story are heavier than expected given the overall lighthearted writing style. I definitely plan on reading more in this series to see where things are headed. I am enjoying the journey so far. I enjoy Jackie and her escapades.

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Patti (Book Addict) said...

I enjoy this series too - I think I like campy paranorals...

Nice review!

Maija A. said...

I like this light and fun series and I'm eagerly waiting for the next book...

nath said...

I still haven't read the first book, sigh LOL. I don't know, not really into love triangle.

Who are you rooting for? :P

Jill D. said...

Nath, It's really a really weird triangle. Somehow the author kind of makes it work and it doesn't seem like there is a way to resolve it. Currently, I am not leaning toward either man.

Maija - I am looking forward to the next book as well.

Patti - LOL, you think you like campy paranormals? Your not sure, huh. I usually don't like them but the humor is right up my alley. It's working for me (for now).