Thursday, March 11, 2010

Review: Sexy Beast by Sherri L. King

Be careful what you wish for…

When Angel’s car dies at a crossroads, during a full moon, at midnight no less, she fervently wishes the clunker will restart and wheeze the few remaining miles to her home. And along comes Otto, a sexy beast who “fixes” the car and takes his payment in trade—Angel’s body, naked and ready on the hood of her old Diablo. That’s what devils do, after all. Trade. But Angel learns of her mistake too late. While a supernatural car with a permanently undying engine is great and all, her body is a pretty steep price to pay.

Too bad that’s not all Otto wants.

So, this book has a lot going for it. We have psychedelic sex, growly, biting hot ass demon lovin and a chick named Angel. No Shit.

Otto was hot, in a bi-polar, mercurial- one minute I'm totes charming the next I may kill yo ass- kinda way. And that worked for me, it really did. I like that he was exactly what he claimed to be. He's a demon of chaos, an imp, as it were. And he's verra impish and hung like a.....well lets just say that I think he could give Kresley Cole's lykaes or that crazy I mean the nice lady that writes the Black Dagger Brotherhood's hung ass vamp posse a run for their sausage sticks. And again, this worked for me. I do have to admit to one lil pet peeve, even though I was totes down with Otto's bi-polar, capitalistic (hey someone's gotta keep this girl in style), havic-wreakin, stalkerish obsessive ways, I kinda feel like the author punked out on him at the last minute. It was all, "Oh, he's too dangerous to know, blah, blah, that old chestnut." But, lo! Do not fret, he totes never kills nobody. That was kinda a let down. I'm just sayin. Don't get me all worked up about how psycho my lover is and then say, well really, he talks a good game but he doesn't ever DO much. That's a turn off for me. Though, I do freely admit to being nutty that way.

Anywho......Angel. Angel, Angel, Angel. How can you have the name of the bestest broodiest vamp evah, and let me down? HOW CAN YOU DO IT? Angel wasn't that bad. As a matter of fact she starts out pretty cool. Her gf is engaged to a used to be zombie, but he's totes reformed and human now, and she's ok with this. She's a mechanic which gave her points in my book. She's hot, also points for that (sorry, I'm shallow) and she's a good friend. All this is awesome. She gets down and dirty with Otto and is a demanding lil Minx in I mean...THE HOOD OF HER CLASSIC CAR. Yeah, I fell in love with her a little right there. But then, she got whiny and emo and jumped to all kinds of conclusions and ceased to be rational, like, I don't know, maybe the magically delicious fizznucking killed all her brain cells or something. Whatev. I didn't really care for her again until the end of the book, but that was ok. Once she screwed her brain cap back on, we were good to go.

Overall, it's a quick and hot read that I found very enjoyable and just a bit frustrating. I give it a solid B and recommend that all my Ellora's Cave lovin girls (you know who you are *coughKCcough*) should give it a go. Take Otto for a ride, I think you'll like him ;)

You can buy this e-book here

P.S. How hot is that cover, btw? I just love it. Kudos for not being another cheesetastic mess of an e-book cover.


Smokinhotbooks said...

Mother F. how did I miss a Sherri L King release? BTW I've been waiting and waiting and waiting for 2nd book in her Raven's Awakening series. But does she write one? No!

PS: Ellora's Cave here I come.

PPS. Great Review.

The Queen B said...

LOL, thanks babe! This is the first of hers that I've read. I should check out more. Are they all on EC? I love EC. I hope it doesn't fold ::bites nails::

Smokinhotbooks said...

I think Raven's Awakening is on EC (one of my favs), most if not all her books should be via EC.

The Queen B said...

Ooh, muchas gracias ;)

Anonymous said...

LOL! I so have to read this now! I was just thinking about re-reading her Horde Wars series this week but this sounds too good to pass up until later. I was starting to wonder if I was the only one who noticed she always makes her heroes super... endowed in the anatomy department. XD Wonderful review!

The Queen B said...

LOL, thanks. Yeah, he was packin some serious heat :P

Anonymous said...

Amazing review. I am so glad to have found this blog - unlike another certain book review website which claims to be bitchy, you actually are a bitch. And I mean that in the best way possible. Rock on.

The Queen B said...

And I will take that in the best possible way----for the good of world peace and all that *g*

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