Georgina Kincaid has been a bad, bad succubus. . .
. . .which should be a good thing. But lately, thanks to her foul mood over breaking up with bestselling writer Seth Mortensen, she’s been so wicked that Seattle’s über-demon Jerome, decides to “outsource” Georgina to a rival–and have her spy for him in the process.
Being exiled to the frozen north–okay, Vancouver–and leaving Seth in the cozy clutches of his new girlfriend is unpleasant enough. Then Jerome is kidnapped, and all immortals under his control mysteriously lose their powers. One bright spot: with her life-sucking ability gone, there’s nothing to keep Georgina from getting down and dirty with Seth–nothing apart from his girlfriend that is. Now, as the supernatural population starts turning on itself, a newly mortal Georgina must rescue her boss and figure out who’s been playing them–or all hell will break loose. . .
“How come when mortals want things, their only option is to make a deal with Hell and sell their soul? Why can’t they make deals with God in exchange for good behavior?”
Man, what a depressing book. I knew Succubus Heat was going to be depressing, after an end like the last one. Didn’t realize the depression would go on the entire book. Georgina is depressed because Seth broke up with her. He wanted to “be happy” with another woman, after going through all the troubles with Georgina. This has lead to Georgina being such a right bitch to be around lately that she is punished and basically told to get out of the city for a bit so they don’t have to deal with her.
So what is Georgina supposed to do? Figure out what is causing a group of demonic worshipers to get up into minor mischief. And I do mean minor. In the first place, they have the most ridiculous name ever. Army of Darkness. Seriously. Secondly, they had a plan with a Zamboni. Zamboni! They were going to spray paint a Zamboni with Satanic messages before a hockey game. Because an “angel” told them to. Canadians.
Then, while Georgina is trying to deal with that, her boss Jerome is summoned and hidden away, which causes her to lose all her powers. Which means that Georgina is the one that has to look for him, because she is both the only one who cares enough to look, and the only one who has a stake in things should he not be found. See, if he isn’t found, then who knows who the new boss is going to be? And that means her cozy succubus life here she does the absolute bare minimum is going to be put in jeopardy!
Once again, the relationships are the roughest part of the book. Georgina has lost her powers, just after breaking up with Seth for essentially not having sex with him. Guess what happens. Go ahead, guess. It isn’t fucking hard to guess, is it? That ain’t spoilers, that is just common sense. What irks me is the fact that Seth does have a new girlfriend throughout this entire book, and it just rubs me wrong. Then there is Georgina’s new boyfriend, Damian who was helping her out the last book. Every single person comments on him throughout the book, and how she could do better. Can you say annoying? There is also a surprise third that is in the game that I really like! 😉
I honestly and truly believe the best thing about Succubus Heat is the way the story actually unfolds. It is one of the biggest strengths of the entire series. Every little piece is gained through actual effort after being meticulously tracked down from a variety of sources and then interpreted by other sources. Things aren’t easy for Georgina to figure out. She has to work for it. I just really love the way the stories play out.
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