Although I didn't find the first book in the series entirely compelling, I thought I'd give the 2nd a try. Georgina remains surprisingly graceless for a succubus. She's likable, but for someone who has been alive for at least a thousand years AND is demonically seductive, she is naive and prone to being at a loss for words. It's not a bad series, by any means, but I don't think I'll be trying it out any further.
I'm still trying to decide just what I think about this series and how I feel about it. I like the idea and most of the characters but I'm not sure that I like Georgina and I don't quite know what it means to say that you don't like the main character of the book. And I'm not sure that I don't like her. I just don't understand her. Hopefully that will come as I continue the series because I now that I love with Seth and want to see him get his happily ever after. This book was much better than the first book to me; so, I hope that means that I will like the series better as it goes along.
I enjoyed the first book in the series as a refreshing angle on the supernatural genre. However, I was very disappointed with this book and wanted to give fair warning to those who are on the fence that they may want to consider using their credit on a different book.
The story starts with much potential with the introduction of new interesting characters such as Bastien her Incubus best friend. However, the story soon becomes very irritating in many ways:
- The pace is much slower than the first book
- Georgina a Succubus who regularly devours men's lives and souls, gets on her high horse about morality and starts trying to interfere in the sex life of a female friend... give me a break!
- Georgina is regularly out on the town seducing men while her boyfriend Seth steadfastly remains chaste. The one so obvious solution to giving him some relief isn't discovered till the end. This relationship is so unrealistic it is painful to listen to.
- Bastien the expert Incubus who has no trouble going home with two beautiful women at a time every night has trouble seducing a woman. The reason becomes so painfully obvious early on but somehow doesn't get resolved until... you guessed it, Georgina comes to the rescue.
To put it in a nutshell, Georgina becomes much too unrealistic for a 2000 year old Succubus or even a 26 year old Succubus for that matter, in this book, and the main supporting characters aren't much better. This is a shame because the premise for this book was interesting; it could have been so much better if the author had spent time with more realistic character development and plot.
It takes a really good book to top the first in a series, and this one isn't it. It is ok, so if you get it on a sale you won't feel as if you wasted your money. But don't pay full price for it. There were a lot of places where the author could have done more with the scene, but didn't. Other scenes were just way too long. As I said, it was ok.
Started this series because I had finished both of Karen Marie Monings series ND was in serious Fever/Highlander/Dresden withdrawal and it was in a recommended list on a review site. I wouldn't say it has been a disappointment, only because I didn't start with high expectations and am not familiar with the author.
The actual story is ok. Not too much on the sexy, but enough to stay interested. I'd prefer a bit more action and humor though. The narration was a bit dull, almost boring and the characters I think should be more distinctive.
Compared to most of the previous addictive series I've finished on audible, it has been just "meh", although this book was better than the first. Because of the noted improvement, I'm moving to the next. From my experiences, you can usually tell by book 3 if you will stick with the rest of the series, as the author has had enough time to settle in with their characters and world building (even though I still like to see improvements throughout).
Better than the first book, this story delves deeper in to a seemingly doomed relationship. But once again, the action keeps the story racing along.
This book was just ok for me. No were near as good as the first. The plot was weak and it all resolved to quickly. Plus, a portion of the plot was predictable.
I did love the ending. the sex scene between Georgina and Seth was sexy and humorous.
I did like Sebastian. He'd be an interesting character to have around more.
I just hope the next book is better.