Summary from Goodreads:
Succubus (n.) An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men. Pathetic (adj.) A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid.
When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical?
But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid’s life is far less exotic. Her boss is a middle-management demon with a thing for John Cusack movies. Her immortal best friends haven’t stopped teasing her about the time she shape-shifted into the Demon Goddess getup complete with whip and wings. And she can’t have a decent date without sucking away part of the guy’s life. At least there’s her day job at a local bookstore–free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can’t.
But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle’s demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won’t help because Georgina’s about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny…
I have been putting off this series for a long time. I feel like I have put off Mead books for a long time! I put off her VA series and then I finally started that last year (even though I have yet to finish that series) and really enjoyed it. Then I bought this because I figured if I liked her YA books I should like her Adult books as well. I’m here to say that Mead can really do no wrong because I highly enjoyed this series opener.
The book starts off as any first book in a series would. You have to learn who the main players are in this book and it does take a little time to meet all of them but I was never bored with meeting all of them. I wanted to know more about Georgie and what her life as a succubus involved. I wanted to know why she became a succubus and how her world worked. Let me tell you that I fell for Georgie as we learned more and more about her. She is simply doing a job that she doesn’t want anything to do with because of something she did in her past. Every day she pays for her mistake and it is terrible to watch her suffer all because of something she did hundreds of years ago. I felt for her because she shouldn’t have had to give away her mortal soul for her one mistake but that was the choice she made. All the woman wanted was love and instead all she gets is men hitting on her because her simple aura and charm draw them in. Men want her but that doesn’t mean men love her.
I also really enjoyed the entire world that Mead built around Georgie. Not only were all of the secondary characters interesting but I also enjoyed the setting. I liked seeing who all of the supernatural beings were and what roles they had to play in this setting. I also can’t escape how much I really liked Seth in this book. He is a beta male but for some reason that really worked here. Georgie is always hit on by men who know what to say to try to get her into bed with them and it was refreshing to have a man who was strong but not overly so. Seth is a sweetheart and I am dying to read more about him because I know he will play an important role, I’m sure of it.
Overall, this was a great start to a series. I loved all of the characters and I can’t wait to see more of their lives in the rest of the series. Plus I need Georgie to start to have more love and hope in her life. You better be right Carter!