Monday, January 4, 2010

Review: Gentlemen Prefer Succubi by Jill Myles


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 fi rst 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 fi erce 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?

So, I had the pleasure of reading this debut book by Jill Myles this weekend and let me say, I really enjoyed it.

The few times I've had contact with Ms. Myles I could tell she has a great sense of humor and it came shining through in this story. To illustrate, let me give you one of my fave lines. To set the scene, Jackie is undergoing some bizarre and rather scary changes in her body and behavior. Her sex drive is skyrocketing and she has just almost screwed the bewildered (and very willing) doorman at her apartment and she's been up all night watching porn, when she finally gets a hold of Noah he wants to meet at a church and this is her response:
I sighed. "Okay, I'll meet you there. I'll be the one with the clothes that don't fit." Dry humping the pews.

I read that line and her little thought to herself and laughed so hard I choked, it was unattractive, but that didn't stop me from pressing on in my reading adventure.

I loved Noah and Zane. They are both mega hotties and they can both be tough or tender and I loved the different facets to their personalities.

I especially love Remy, the only other Succubus in town and Jackie's new BFF, kinda by default. She is awesome and the interplay between the two was often hilarious. I would love to be girlfriends with Remy.

Jackie herself is a very funny character. She has some of the best internal dialogue and some pretty good lines in this book. My big beef with her though was that she's supposed to be a nerd and really smart and it seemed sometimes like she grew a pair of tits and her brain just short circuited. She could do some pretty stupid things that had me shaking my head, but she made up for all of that by being loyal and feisty and trying her damndest to cope with the new life and all it's pluses and minuses that she never asked to have. At times I wanted to slap her and at other times she had me laughing my ass off and cheering for her.

Overall, I think this is a pretty solid debut and am definitely going to read the next one that happens to be coming out this month titled: Succubi Like It Hot.

I give this a solid B+ and definitely recommend it to any fan of funny, sexy and adventure.

Kisses ;)


Wendy said...

Ah, man I have to read this one! Fab review, B.

Leontine said...

Enjoyed reading your review QB. I've got this on on order and if I'm correct it is already on its way to me. I can't wait to meet Noah and Zane but most of all I look forward to the humor. You're quote had me grinning!

Patti (@TheLoveJunkee) said...

I had to hit three bookstores to pick this one up this weekend - glad I perservered. Can't wait to get started on this one!

Mandi said...

Dry humping the pews had me laughing really hard too.

I enjoyed this book, and I agree - I had some issues with Jackie..and I hope they are all resolved in the next book.

I heart Zane ;)

KT Grant said...

I can't believe Jill went there with showing Remy's part time job. LOL.

Hmmm give me a Noah and Zane.

Smokinhotbooks said...

B I wants to read this one real bad. Hubs got a B&N gift card in his stalking perhaps I should steal it and buy this book...right?

The Queen B said...

@Wendy Thanks love! I think you'd like it :)

@Leontine You'll enjoy it. There are definite holes here and there, but it is funny and Noah and Zane are yummy :)

@Patti Hope you enjoy it!

@Mandi Yeah, there were some issues, but I did have some serious laugh out loud moments and Zane was so awesome. I hope he's just as awesome in the next one ;)

@KB I thought that was sooo perfect! I mean, she needs money it's a win-win. Remy was so much fun

@Smokinhotbooks You should indeed. I'm sure hubby wants you to be happy so he'll def want you to get this book *g*

Jill Myles said...

Oh, what a great review! Thank you!! This was lovely to see after a long day at work. :)

The Queen B said...

@Jill Thanks sweetie! Really enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to the next :)

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