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The story of Georgina picks up immediately where Succubus Blues, Book 1 leaves off. However, enough is explained/reviewed that one can follow without having read Book 1. New characters are introduced and more of her life as a mortal is recalled. On Top employs a dual plot approach that are largely unrelated, so each chapter has much to explore. Bastion, an incubus from her past, plays a central role in one of the two plots. He's most certainly entertaining and pushes the nature of their 'friendship.' He exits at the story's conclusion and leaves the reader a tad bereft. Seth and Georgina's relationship develops despite Georgina's poor choices. Curious to see how Seth's character evolves further into the series.
Rodgers audio interpretation of the story and characters does improve over the Blues. Overall, enjoyable read.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
It ranks among the best I have read.
I have just started listening to this vampire genre and I am glad I tried it!
There are lots of scenes that I enjoyed throughtout the story! I just love how Georgina lives and loves!
Probably the love between Seth and G!
If you are going to give it a try, start with book 1, it is just as good!
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This series has successfully hooked me. It might be partly because the main character works in a bookstore and dates an author (I'm definitely a sucker for the literary themes) but also because it's fun, and a little sexy, and the gray areas and somewhat complex relationships of the characters give it some substance. I'm hoping that substance continues to grow. Seth's character, and their romance, still feels a little flat but the dynamics are interesting. I also really like Elisabeth Rodgers' narration. Her voice feels very appropriate for Georgina.
Make her succubus a little less uptight
Her voice is easy to listen to and very likable
It was a little ridiculous that a "succubus" turned from a greek culture would be so caught up in the judeao christian guilt trip mythos. the good girl succubus became a little tiresome after a while.
I'm a stay-at-home mom and I like to listen to books while I clean.
One of Audibles best female readers gives personality to a story I might not otherwise find appealing.
This book came highly recommended to me by a close friend.
It's a fun series with a strong female lead. I enjoy that the gender roles typical in most romance novels have been reversed here. Instead of your cliche simpering maiden pining after the dark and sexy male love interest, here we have a dark and sexy female earning the love of a shy and at times, even simpering, man. The love interest manages to make this behavior adorable as opposed to cliche and obnoxious, and it's nice to see a romance novel with a female in the dominant role.
I personally find the urban-supernatural feel to be a bit overused and repetative. Most of these paranormal romances that have come out over the last 10 years all feel the same to me. The names change and the monsters change from vampires to demons to witches, but they are all the same.
If it's your flavor, this is a great book for you. However, if you want something with a bit more substance, you may want to look elsewhere.
I would recommend this audiobook to fans of the genre of light urban fantasy stories, or fans of the Georgia Kincaid series.
Georgia is an easy to relate to character. Sometimes a little slow on the uptake regarding a current mystery. Overall I really liked the plot of this one. The introduction of a new character from Georgina's past makes for a new interesting dynamic and I'm still with the idea of a succubus who is a fan girl of a writer who is social introvert.
Voices of characters are distinct, and she puts real emotion into the main character.
No. It wasn't so engaging as to listen to it constantly. I mostly listened to it in pieces.
It is a good book. Not amazing nor bad. It's a good continuation of the series.
For background, my favorite authors are George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb, Jacqueline Carey, Ken Follett, Bernard Cornwell, Kevin Hearne, Jim Butcher and Margaret George.
Eh, not in my top ten but definitely not in the bottom.
I liked that it was as realistic as it could be considering the nature of the story. It wasn't all happily ever after and butterfly kisses.
I was easily drawn into the story with her performance. It just made getting into the story easy.
A little bit of both.
If you are offended by sex, don't read this series because hello the main character is a succubus! But if you are into urban fantasy, give this series a try you might find you have a new favorite type of supernatural critter!
This book provided a nice light entertainment with some humor and sexy spiciness. It's a fresh take on the "everyday angst of the supernatural being" genre. The narrator has a good voice and is careful to pronounce each word. She almost sounds a bit mechanical, but I can hear everything which is nice.
I was very happy with this book and I plan to listen to the entire series.
I born a long time ago and grew up to be who I am today.
I enjoyed the first book so much I was looking forward to this one, but Richelle sticks to cheap tricks to try and keep the story going like ending a chapter with someone coming home early. This book also seems to over use the Flashback technique from the previous book, and it started to feel a bit tired near the end or it seems to show up right in the middle of a scene to info dump back story just to justify Georgina's reaction or motivations.
The story almost doesn't seem like it's even using the same character. Georgina was smart and focused, able to handle a personal life, day job, demonic job, and single handedly solve a mystery all at the same time. This time, however, I found myself predicting everything that had been going on with both storylines long before the mid point of the book. It was as if the Smart and Multi-taking Georgina was replaced with a dumb blond who couldn't buy a clue without Government Assistance. In fact, she ends up asking everyone else in the story for help as if she didn't know how to look up anything on her own.
Another thing that kind of bothered me was how the flashbacks read as if they were still in modern times. I've honestly forgotten how old this immortal is supposed to be because the dialog across two different flashbacks reads just like the contemporary narrative. Especially when using slang like "trolling" in what should have probably been Medieval Greece but I'm not sure if it's not even earlier. Little things like that probably got glossed over in an effort to get this book out quickly. While the book may be "Succubus on Top" it's clear that Georgina is anything up on top... in fact, it's hard to imagine her falling much lower by the end of this story. Not sure why the choice was made to have her fail so epicly and often. Maybe if Richelle Mead had more time to write this one. I'm hoping the next book is better.
Elisabeth Rodgers is the perfect narrator for this book, able to quickly transition with the character changes. Consider the main character is a shapeshifter this can be more challenging than you might think. Also some of the most ridiculousness scenes are still read with such conviction that I truly took fault with the words over the speaker. I still want to believe in Richelle as an author based on two other books, so I'm going to give the 3rd a chance next.