Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
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Life isn’t so bad for succubus, Kenna Blake. True, she seems to be the only succubus with a conscience and a specific strategy for finding her male meals, but she has a cute new apartment, a budding graphic design business, and the most unique friends she’s ever had.
Her personal love life, however, is non-existent.
Until the legendary vampire Randal Vincent sweeps into her life. Even though he isn’t someone she set out to date, at least she can kiss him without killing him. But when you’re dating someone who’s the inspiration for Dracula, there are bound to be a few hiccups along the way…
I loved this book. Kenna has a great personality, where at times has no issue speaking what is on her mind, letting things slip out before she realizes it.
It is rare to hear of a succubus story that isn't all revolving around sex and horror stories. This story is a rarity. First off, Kenna doesn't sleep with those she she 'drinks' from. Just a deep kiss, getting the guy worked up, and she can drink down his essence, fulfilling her need while leaving him confused and zoned for awhile.
The story contains not just a succubus and a vampire, but about every other paranormal kind. It was a great twist that kept the story moving, giving more to enjoy, especially as more and more auras were seen and described by Kenna. Because as a succubus, she could see the auras of others, and that is how she knew what they were, and their moods.
I loved meeting Dex, a blind date for Kenna. Dex has a quirky personality and blended well with Kenna's life, becoming one of the main side-characters. He brought charm where Kenna's friend Sage brought spunk. And a lot of it.
Kenna got a taste of her own medicine when she met Randall, the tall, gorgeous vampire everyone wants, including her friend Sage. (Imagine how that is handled...) All it takes is his voice, and his piercing gaze to feel the pull deep within her. Even Kenna questioned herself wondering if this is what it felt like to seduce others. I loved the turn around.
Then came the plot twist, the big hiccup. As to not give spoilers, I won't say what happens of course, but I will say I did NOT see that coming. Nor did I see the cliffhanger coming up! WHY? Don't leave me hanging! Please tell me what happens! Don't make me wait to read it. *sigh* I honestly have a love/hate relationship with cliffhangers. It always gives me something to look forward to in the future with the next book. However, at the same time, I want more right now!!
I definitely enjoyed the non-existant sex scenes. It gave the story a bit more depth and more to work with, without corrupting the storyline. Don't get me wrong, bedroom scenes are okay, but they have a time and a place. With a succubus story, you'd think it would be filled with them. But it wasn't. This allowed the author to work more on keeping Kenna pure, while developing personalities and characters in other ways. To me, this was perfect! It should also be listed in the YA genre due to this nature.
Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing new adult and young adult fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.
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