Author: Richelle Mead
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: Oversize paperback, 326
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp
Opening Lines: "Demons are scary."
"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."
~ Jacket Copy
Well, since I liked the first one, this seemed like a logical choice :)
Georgina has finally decided to pursue a relationship with her favorite author, Seth. However, they cannot have a physical relationship without her sucking his life force. So, while struggling with that, Doug starts acting weird, she's sensing a weird immortal signature on him, and her old friend, Bastien, comes into town and needs help wooing a political figure. Could things get any worse for Georgie?
Okay, to be honest, it was brain candy, but I enjoyed it. I wouldn't say it was up to par with the previous book, but it was definitely enjoyably and a distraction.
It was interesting to see an incubus, and the relationship he had previously had with Georgina. And I loved the history flashbacks that gave little tidbits and insight into her past.
The whole thing surrounding Doug, the band, Alec, and the drug ended way too easily. It makes me wonder whether it's going to come back into play. Also, Georgie giving the drug to someone at the end kind of upset me, because it completely went against what she was trying to do in the rest of the book.
Bastien, while interesting, seem was though it was just try to give something besides her non-physical relationship with Seth. And it was rather obvious what was going on with Dana from the start. Not sure why neither Georgie nor Bastien were able to pick up on that. However, the stuff surrounding Jody seemed a tad bit unbelievable and just thrown in for extra juice.
It will be interesting to see where this thing with Seth goes. Honestly, I'm not sure how long the author can continue drawing this one out before they either say "screw it" and get physical or it ends. As it stands, they are rather boring. And most of the stuff dealing with their relationship seems dull.
All in all, it was a mind numbing read and exactly what I needed. And, of course, I cannot wait to get my hands on the other books to see how everything turns out :)
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