My Fair Succubi
Release Date: December 28, 2010
Publisher: Pocket Star Books
Succubus Diaries Series Book #3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format(s): paperback (340 pgs), e-book
I received a copy of this book from the author for the purposes of an honest review.
From the author’s website:
Living as a succubus has a bit of a learning curve, but with sexy fallen angel Noah to scratch her sensual Itch, Jackie Brighton is finally starting to feel ahead of the game. She almost doesn’t miss her gorgeous vampire master Zane – or his sinful, teasing mouth. She’s trying to convince herself of that, anyway.
But Jackie’s past mistakes catch up with her, spinning her life out of control once more. Just as her friend Remy’s inner demon comes out to play, Noah and Jackie are arrested by the angelic Serim Council. When Jackie seizes the chance to escape, she falls right into Zane’s waiting arms. As she’s pulled into a game of cat and mouse between vampires and angels, she finds she must also finally choose between the two men in her life. Can she decide between Noah and Zane, or will she lose everything she’s ever wanted? Because there’s more at stake than just her heart…
What I’m talking about:
This is the third book in Jill Myles’ wonderful Succubus Diaries series. It picks up about 6 months after the end of Succubi Like It Hot with Jackie and Noah on an archeological dig in Mexico. From there, they are whisked away by the Serim Council and once again, Jackie finds herself in the center of trouble.
This is a marvelous culmination of events that began in Gentlemen Prefer Succubi and continued in Succubi Like It Hot. It brought together various plots and concluded storylines. YES! Jackie chooses, but the adventures are not over. Although a “new-to-the-series” reader picking up this book can enjoy it, I don’t think s/he will enjoy it nearly as much unless one starts with the first book. I highly recommend this series to anyone that is looking for a fun, hot paranormal romance.
Once again, the story is told from Jackie’s point-of-view. I actually enjoy Jackie and her selfish, flighty behavior. I know a lot of fellow readers that want to smack Jackie around a bit, but I find her attitude and sense of humor make me laugh. Although she can be a bit annoying at times, I honestly want her to be happy. What frustrates me most about her is that she doesn’t always share what is in her heart with those around her. She is too scared to make a decision that could “mess things up.” This causes her more grief in the long-run.
But how can Jackie’s life be that bad when she has Noah and Zane! *sigh* These are two of the most perfect male romance heros, and together they are ideal! I want a Noah and Zane sandwich, please. Both males grow emotionally during this story. And I was cheering for both as I read the story. Ms. Myles does such a wonderful job balancing these two men – which is hard to do in a love triangle.
Noah, the angelic blond – the rock, the steady. First we see him go all Dom on Jackie (and WOW was it hot!!), and then he grows a pair and makes Jackie choose. Noah won’t take back seat any longer and he really captured me in this story. Here is a perfect example of the “new Noah”:
As if sensing my emotions, Noah moved back up and his hands brushed the tears spilling over my cheeks. I felt his breath whisper over my mouth, felt him press another soft kiss to my upper lip. “Don’t bee sad, Jackie. I can’t stand to see you sad.”“Then close your eyes,” I said tightly, though the tears were already drying. It had been a command, if a subtle one.
And then we have Zane, oh my sweet, dark, vampiric Zane… Last we saw him, he’d given up Jackie to protect her from the sadistic Vampire Queen. But neither Zane nor Jackie could move on completely. We see a lot more of what makes Zane tick and WHY he chose to turn Jackie into a Succubus.
New comer Ethan provides additional fun for the reader and for Jackie’s best friend, Remy. I really like where these two characters appear to be headed. And the way Ms. Myles ended the story was perfect for me.
This story had it all – humor, action, super hot smex, gorgeous males and an emotional impact. I had a few tears in my eyes during this one. There were only a few things that bugged me (Jill, you know what I’m talking about!), but overall a superb read. I will tell you that my rating of this book was heavily influenced by the fact that I’ve read all three books in this series, and once again, I recommend that you do the same!!
Loved it – enthusiastically recommend (A)
READERS: Please stop by tomorrow when I have an interview with My Fair Succubi author, Jill Myles.