Monday, November 16, 2015

Succubus on Top by Richelle Mead

Succubus on Top by Richelle Mead
2008, Kensington
Series: Book 2 of Georgina Kincaid

Synopsis: Love hurts, and no one knows it better than Georgina Kincaid. If she so much as kisses Seth Mortensen, the shy, sexy writer she's been dating, she'll drain his life force. Admittedly, the shape shifting and immortality perks of a succubus are terrific, but it's completely unfair that a she-demon whose purpose is seduction can't get down with the one mortal who accepts her for who she is. . .

It's not just her personal life that's in chaos. Doug, Georgina's co-worker at a local bookstore, has been exhibiting bizarre behavior, and Georgina suspects something far more demonic than double espressos. She could use an assist from Bastien, an irresistibly charming incubus and her best immortal friend, but he's giving Georgina some highly distracting come-hither vibes. Georgina is going to have to work solo on this one--and fast, because soon, Doug's life won't be the only one on the line. . .

The Good: The introduction of Georgina's long-time friend Bastien brings equal parts fun and aggravation. He's part of her past, when she wasn't always playing good-girl succubus. He's just like her, yet without the moral qualms. He can me less likable at times, but he's a good time. Between helping Bastien with a super interesting project/mission and trying to figure out the key to Doug's  new fame, Georgina is busy. The story moves very quickly and is almost always interesting and awesome.

The Bad: The one not awesome point: Georgina's flirtation with Seth worked in the first book , but as a relationship in this book it turns annoying. They can't be together physically. She needs to have sex with other men. He accepts that? To be with her? Why? Is this all a lead up until she can't take it any more and ends up breaking and just feeding on him? But . . . ugh. It makes me think less of both characters to remain in this situation.

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