Saturday, January 22, 2011

Review: GENTLEMEN PREFER SUCCUBI by Jill Myles


Before I get into my review, I have to tell you a quick funny story.  I got a Nook for xmas & I’ve been downloading a lot of free books.  Some of these are only partials or the first chapter of a book in order to get your interest to buy the whole book.  Anyway, I had this free download called Foreplay.  I thought it was a short story, but it was really the prologue to a novel.  I read it.  It was good, but I didn’t feel like seeking out the full book at that moment, so I didn’t take note of either the book title or the author.  Instead, I went to a pile of paperbacks and picked up Gentlemen Prefer Succubi.  I opened the book and started to read and discovered it was the same book that Foreplay was the prologue for!  Okay, not laughing funny, but definitely a strange coincidence! 

Anyway, as for Gentlemen Prefer Succubi…  Jackie is a lowly docent at a museum who dreams of becoming an archeologist.  She has the schooling, but her meek, mousy appearance means she keeps getting passed over for promotions.  Fed up with yet another lost opportunity, Jackie sooths herself with a few too many martinis.  After leaving the bar alone, she meets up with a vampire who bites her.  Under his spell, he sets her in the way of Noah, a hot fallen angel with whom she has an incredible one-night-stand.  When spellbound Jackie returns to the alley with the vampire, he tosses her used body into a dumpster to wait out her transformation.

When Jackie awakens, she finds that she has been turned into a succubus…an immortal woman who requires sex to survive.  The silver lining?  Her size 14 body shrinks to a size 6, her B-cup boobs swell to 34DD, and every man she meets wants her.  The not so silver lining?  She is under control of her vampire and angle masters, the two men who changed her.  Luckily, neither man seems to want to take advantage of that power…yet.  Jackie is also strangely moral for a sex-fiend and refuses to indulge in casual sex…even if it sort of comes in her new job description. 

In order to control her Itch, Jackie makes a deal with the angel Uriel to do him a “little” favor in exchange for relief from her desires.  Unfortunately, Jackie discovers too late that making deals with Heaven is not in her best interest as the price she has to pay is steep. 

This book was fun, sexy and entertaining.  I loved the contrast of the two love interests, Noah & Zane.  They are polar opposites in every way, but it’s impossible not to love them both.  I did get a little sick of Jackie making dumb mistakes.  It doesn’t take a genius to know when to keep your mouth shut and do what you are told, but over and over she messes up.  I suppose she had to in order to create the plot, but I hope this stupidity will go away quick as the series progresses. 

Overall, I give Gentlemen Prefer Succubi

Plot – 3 ½ bookmarks
Character Development – 3 ½ bookmarks
Love Story – 4 bookmarks (I really like both guys.  It will be fun to see how this turns out in future books)
Sex Scenes – 4 bookmarks
Dream Cast (otherwise known as who I pictured while reading) – Christina Hendricks (Jackie), Simon Baker (Noah), Billy Zane (Zane), Tinsel Korey (Remy), David Anders (Uriel)

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