In honor of the reprint of the Georgina Kincaid series, I figured it was time for me to finally read Succubus Blues. I bought the book nearly a year ago, if you can believe it, but there was always something else that I was told I “just have to read” and never enough time. After finishing the book, I’m left with regret….for waiting so long to start this entertaining series!
Georgina Kincaid lives in Seattle, works at a bookstore, and oh yeah she’s a succubus. The purpose of her existence is to lure men and “suck” parts of their soul away, but she’s not happy about it. She’s the only succubus with a conscience. I knew it would be easy to connect with Kincaid’s character the minute I learned about her quirky reading habits, and saw that she has a crush on *secretly stalks* her favorite author, Seth Mortensen. Meade made it easy to forget that Georgina is technically evil and works for a demon.
“I only read 5 pages a day.”
“…because it’s so good, and because there’s only one chance to read a book for the first time, and I want it to last. That experience. I'd finish it in a day otherwise, and that'd be like...like eating a carton of ice cream in one sitting.”
I quickly liked Seth’s character. He wears vintage tees, has that scruffy facial hair thing, is shy and caring, and smart. He comes off tender without being oversensitive. But he’s not the only guy in town seeking Georgina’s attention.
Rowan is the typical gorgeous, smooth-talker, with piercing eyes kind of guy. He says all the right things to entertain our heroine, which is the problem. She only “sucks” from guys that have low moral character. She wouldn’t take from anyone she actually cared about. And she is beginning to care about both these men in her life.
Georgina’s friends are demon, angel, and vampire alike. Each character has unique neurosis, and add some humor to the story. And when someone in town starts killing off immortals she’s in contact with, she fears for the safety of her friends both mortal and not.
This was a quick, easy, and delicious read (of the adult persuasion).
4 out of 5