12.16.2010

Review- Gentlemen Prefer Succubi

Jill Myles
Paranormal Romance
332 pages
Succubus Diaries Series #1
Excerpt
Simon & Schuster Pocket Books

Synopsis:
Jackie Brighton woke up in a Dumpster this morning, and her day has only gotten weirder. Her familiar B-cups have somehow become double Ds, her sex drive is insatiable, and apparently she had her fi rst one-night stand ever...with a fallen angel. All she remembers is gorgeous Noah's oddly hypnotic blue eyes...and then a dark stranger whose bite transformed her into an immortal siren with a sexy Itch. With help from Noah, Jackie begins to adapt to her new lifestyle — until she accidentally sends Noah into the deadly clutches of the vampire queen and lands herself in a fierce battle for an ancient halo with the queen's wickedly hot righthand man. Who just happens to be the vampire who originally bit her. How's a girl supposed to save the world when the enemy's so hard to resist?


Review:
Paranormal Romance is not my regularly scheduled program. Every once and a while though, I come across a book I just keep seeing everywhere and curiosity gets the better of me.  I was looking for something fun, and easy to read and thats exactly what I got; is that a bad thing?

The storyline did a great job of starting off with a bang {our heroine in a dumpster} and continuing on until the conclusion.  There were very few low points and even though the flow was predictable it remained interesting. The book takes you from a vampire bar to the heart of Egypt naturally and it really was fun overall.  


The characters, mainly the heroine, was my major issue with the book.  Jackie is a museum docent and is suppose to be the ugly duckling of this story; shy, un-noticed, all-together dorky.  But her personality doesn't match.  She's opinionated and ballsy and largely self-confident. Now these traits are not bad traits, they're awesome in fact, but I just didn't see them for her.  It made it hard for me to connect with her character, therefore making it hard to become invested in her problems.  


For a book centered around a succubus, the sex scenes were not un-warranted.  No "falling on a dick" here.  {btw, if you just winced at that little statement I made you will not make it through the book}  There's a triangle between our heroine,a fallen angel and a vampire that I'm still on the fence about. But for the most part the romance was genuine and definitely steamy.


Bottom Line: An notable plot with slightly un-notable characters...but fun, have I mentioned fun?


3 stars



9 comments:

  1. I love this series with a capitol L! I think I'm one of the few people who liked Jackie. I keep going back and forth between Noah and Zane though. The second book is even more fun!

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  2. haha I love that statement of yours ;)
    The book was fun and I do wanna read more by her

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  3. Colette: LOL it was a great escape book...who knows maybe Jackie will grow on me :)

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  4. The second one is SO MUCH BETTER!!

    Really :) I agree - Jackie and I weren't friends in book one...

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  5. Bloduedd: FUN was the keyword of this review :D

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  6. Mandi- Good to hear about book 2! Thanks

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  7. Thanks for reviewing this book!

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  8. Jen- Thanks for reading my review :)

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  9. I personally didn't feel much different from book one to book two. I think I'm the only one. Fun story, fun concept though. I totally agree with your review Jess. Very nice!

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