By Richelle Mead
Georgina Kincaid has formidable powers. Immortality, seduction, shape-shifting into any human form she desires, walking in heels that would cripple mere mortals—all child’s play to a succubus like her.
Helping to plan her ex-boyfriend’s wedding is a different story. Georgina isn’t sure which is worse—that Seth is marrying another woman, or that Georgina has to run all over Seattle trying on bridesmaid dresses. Still, there are distractions. Georgina’s roommate, Roman, is cluttering her apartment with sexual tension. Then there’s Simone, the new succubus in town, who’s intent on corrupting Seth.
But the real danger lies in the mysterious force that’s visiting her thoughts, trying to draw her into a dark, otherworldly realm. Sooner or later, Georgina knows she’ll be too weak to resist. And when that happens, she’ll discover who she can trust, who she can’t—and that Hell is far from the worst place to spend eternity…
I do consider myself lucky that I was in Borders with my friend L and she pointed to the book Succubus Blues and said 'That one is quite good,' from L that is like a spotlight and magical music; so I bought it... and loved it. So why am I lucky? Because I have had the joy of this series for a couple of years and if you have not met Georgina and her friends then you must!
Why does this series work? It is a curious question I have set myself because much of the series revolves around a will they won't they HEA plot between Georgie and Seth, more off than on this plot of unrequited love is a constant which connects the books together, each novel having it own storyline which runs its course in the book. You know what I mean. Alongside this you have a host of human, demon and heavenly characters who make Georgie's world most entertaining!
I really enjoyed this book, it is another read which managed to get me through cramps... perhaps that should be a new rating-'better than purple pills'-?? But it is true, life made it difficult for me to start to read the book, a couple of pages here, a couple there, but I was soon hooked and pulled into the story. What was haunting Georgie? Would she be able to help Maddie with the wedding to Seth? Would I cry? Almost!
At the beginning of the novel Georgina's romance with Seth is over, after their affair, Seth has proposed to Maggie and she has accepted. However other than for Georgina's supernatural friends and Seth's family, no-one knows about their romance. SO Maggie assumes her best friend will be her bridesmaid and help her plan the wedding. If this wasn't torture enough Georgie is being stalked by something, and there is a new succubus in town.
The plot is engaging, as are the characters and their dilemas. The question of Georgina's contract appears again, this time with a new twist to link to the next novel, we are also left with questions about Seth and his relationship to Georgina. I would say more but I would spoil it... yes I know I am rambling but my mind is so full of questions I want answering and I love it!!!
One of the things I feel is nice about this book is we find out more about Roman, Georgina's once lover and sociopathic room-mate, perhaps he does have a heart after all. I must admit he is one of my favourite side characters along with Carter the irreverent angel. All I can say is... if you have not read this series before, give it a go. I can't recommend it highly enough.
4.5 pink panties out of 5, a frilly panty read with sparkly bows!