Monday, January 25, 2010

Blog Tour Review: Gentlemen Prefer Succubi by Jill Myles

**This book is Rated R!**

Title: Gentlemen Prefer Succubi

Author: Jill Myles

Rating: 1/2

Who Should Read It? HIGHLY recommended for all paranormal romance; think Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole. Fans of sort of campy books that make fun of themselves.

What I Have to Say: So, I'll say it straight up: I don't like sex scenes in books. And yet, I love to read so much, and I'm mostly happy reading anything, so it sometimes happens that I find myself reading a book with graphic sex scenes. When that happens, the first question I ask myself is: What would this book be WITHOUT these sex scenes?
The answer in the case of Gentlemen Prefer Succubi is: AWESOME!
For those that enjoy the sex scenes, these were hot, sweaty, sexy, and not too graphic. They were just right.

And the book could have easily gone without them and not lost anything. I mean, this book really has everything. It's got (extraordinarily HOT) fallen angels, it's got (extraordinarily HOT and sometimes evil) vampires, it's got campy humor, it's got nerdy librarians (well, sort-of) and hot porn stars,. . . Best of all, it doesn't take itself too seriously, so you never feel like you're laughing at the book; you're laughing with it. :-) And when I say you'll be laughing, I mean it. This book is hilarious!

It's a super easy, fast-paced read, and ALL of the characters are likable in their own way (even the evil vampire queen). Part of it even takes place in Egypt; for someone like me, with an odd obsession with ancient Egypt, this was super exciting! My biggest problem was with this book was Jackie herself, the main character, the nerdy museum docent turned succubi. She was strong and witty and sharp and a totally enjoyable, likable character, but I wanted to know more about her past. She went through all these changes right in the beginning of the book, and so we only got to see "going through tough changes Jackie" and thus never really got to know her. I would have liked to get to know her.

I loved reading this book. So much so that I've already downloaded the sequel into my kindle and can't wait to get to reading it.

Summary (straight to you from Amazon): Who Knew An Angel Could Get A Girl In So Much Devilish Trouble?

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?

Just in case my review didn't convince you that this book will be super fun to read, I leave you with the hilarious book trailer:

Cover Story: Don't really love it. . .I don't find the man attractive, but more than that, I don't know who he's supposed to be, as he looks nothing like Noah or Zane.

Disclosure: Thanks to Sarah from Pocket Books for sending me this book to give an honest review.


Mandyfish said...

I came to the same conclusion about the cover....I have no idea which guy the cover male is supposed to be! And what's up with his hair?

Unknown said...

I thought this might be a bit much but I actually think it sounds quite fun. Think hubby might raise a few eyebrows if he sees me reading this type of book though :-)

Tales of Whimsy said...

I love your enthusiasm! And I love that you addressed the sex scenes!

vvb32 reads said...

tee-hee, eat noah for breakfast. the title tickles. i'm a sucker for romances and i prefer the light steamy kind too. i think i'll give this one a try sometime.

Lisa Rusczyk said...

I blush when I read sex scenes. Especially if they are from the guy's point of view. I'm blushing admitting I blush.

I used to read my mom's romance books in middle school and flip to page 100 in each one right off - there's almost always a sex scene on page 100 of romance books for some reason!

Faye( Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm) said...

Loved this book! The guys in it were HOT lol*zane no noah, confused*
Can't wait 4 the next one!

Felicity Grace Terry said...

Hi, feeling so much better, I'm slowly making my way around you all to say thanks for all your concern. You've certainly been busy, I love the sound of Gentlemen Prefer Scuccbi despite the fact that, like you, I'm not too keen on overly sex filled novels.

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