Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars
Jackie woke up in a dumpster with a homeless guy claiming the only reason he took her purse was she was dead. For a day. The formerly frumpy museum docent (a.k.a. tour guide) finds herself transforming into sexual catnip.
Struggling with her new need for sex and being forever bound to the Serim (fallen angel) and vampire who brought about her immortal existence may have Jackie distracted, but it isn’t long before she is bogged down in a preternatural political quagmire, endangering her friends, her masters and her life.
You know, making a succubus story super romantic isn’t an easy thing. Succubi need to feed off sexual energy of men. Ergo it’s not unusual for a tale featuring these unique demonesses to have men diluted to their base instincts. And, sure, that’s true for the humans in Jill Myles’ Gentlemen Prefer Succubi, but the two leading men both work to treat our heroine Jackie with nonstop respect. Neither of the polar opposite guys wants to take advantage of her Itch.
It’s just damn hard not to like vampire Zane’s playful nature or to let loose wistful sighs at Serim Noah’s protective and doting nature. Basically, Myles has given us two of the fallen — bad boys who could be users — working to be good and, well, gentlemanly.
Jackie is likable and her interactions with fellow succubus and new BFF Remy can be outright funny. But more impressive is the strong chemistry with vastly varied tones we find between Jackie and each of her love interests.
I couldn’t put down Gentlemen Prefer Succubi. It’s an accessible, sexy and, despite some of the darker events in the second half of the book, is still a genuinely fun read. I plan to start the second book Succubi Like It Hot very soon.
Sexual content: Graphic sexual content…and flashbacks…and piles of innuendo.