Friday, April 16, 2010

Book Review: Gentlemen Prefer Succubi by Jill Myles

Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Pocket Star; Original edition (December 29, 2009)

Jackie Brighton woke up in a Dumpster this morning, and her day has only gotten weirder. Her familiar B-cups have somehow become double Ds, her sex drive is insatiable, and apparently she had her first one-night stand ever...with a fallen angel. All she remembers is gorgeous Noah's oddly hypnotic blue eyes...and then a dark stranger whose bite transformed her into an immortal siren with a sexy Itch. With help from Noah, Jackie begins to adapt to her new lifestyle -- until she accidentally sends Noah into the deadly clutches of the vampire queen and lands herself in a fierce battle for an ancient halo with the queen's wickedly hot righthand man. Who just happens to be the vampire who originally bit her. How's a girl supposed to save the world when the enemy's so hard to resist?

I really like the concept of how the vampires came to be, the idea that angels aren't necessarily all that good, and how the "Itch" of a succubus works. All together the book was a pretty good read, but I felt it could have been better if the main character, Jackie, had not come across as dumb. She was a docent in a that would imply intelligence and yet I failed to actually see it. The Vampire Queen told her about her past, yet just a handful of pages later when Jackie and Remy were doing research they seemed to have forgotten details and were asking stupid questions that they had already been told the answers to. There were also some other things that were glaringly obvious throughout the book that I think would have had better effect if the clues had been more subtle. Not to rag on the book or anything because I actually did enjoy it. The ending leads me to believe that in the next book Jackie will be a stronger person and less of a needy prude. Even if that is not the case I would get it just to read more about Zane, who is one of Jackie's interests.




Jamie said...

Loved this book.

mountie9 said...

you got it bang on, I enjoyed it too and have the same feelings about Jackie - she was sort of whiny too. Looking forward to reading the next in the series

Martha Eskuchen said...

Sounds interesting. Thanks for a good review.

vvb32 reads said...

glad you liked it. looking forward to reading this from my pile.
btw: you've just been awarded

Violet said...

I enjoyed reading your review. I've been wanting to read this book but keep hearing complaints about Jackie. Glad to hear you liked it.