This is NOT what I expected at all. With that being said, I was pleasantly surprised.
Noah is my favorite character. He is well written and very dynamic. You don’t want to like him, but you do. Then you hate him but then come back around to like him. It’s hard to tell if he’s your friend or enemy. Noah is the epitome of FRENEMY.
On my vacay to the OBX I took a handful of books. This was one of them and I’m so glad that I did! Be still my heart. I never read anything by AE Gamrat before. I’m now a HUGE fan.
Happy Birthday, Kelly! On the cusp of her 30th birthday, Kelly has a great job, a wonderful family, and good friends. Her college friend Grace is planning a ‘surprise party. Actually, a party to find Kelly a man that Grace approves of. Only Kelly ends up talking to Kirk, not the man Grace intended. Oh well, sometimes life takes a different turn.
Kirk is new to town and staying with Kelly’s cousin. His job starts soon and then he should be able to move out. Then he meets Kelly. He’s not looking for love or romance. Yet, she pulls him in and he wants it. Kirk is just out of a bad situation, Kelly is too. So neither are ready to jump into the frying pan. Yet the chemistry is there. Everyone can feel it.
This is a clean, feel-good book! I adore Kelly and her creativity and her ability to trust again after a bad relationship. She knew Kirk was meant for her. It’s adorable. It restores your faith in love!
Adie Pond is a succubus, and not a great one. A succubus all the same. Her mentor hasn’t bothered to teach her how to feed off humans, only to skim. It never fills up her energy levels to full. Skimming gives her enough to get by. Then she is found by 3 demons, who are in need of a succus to drain them of their power. When she doesn’t jump at the chance, they scheme a new idea. They will set a trap for her. Only Adie outsmarts them and sets herself up. Not as well as she hoped, but still good.
Slowly Adie tries to learn about herself. Emil, Tobias, and Kellen tempt her to do more than skim off them. The library is packed full of knowledge and little by little Adie is learning about herself.
This is a good story, but I was hoping for more. More steaminess, more something. I wish the 3 demons could teach her more about being a succubus. Show her how things could be if she allowed certain things. It’s not that I don’t like Adie, I do. I like that she has morals. But some of her morals get in the way and she can’t move forward in what she needs/desires.
The writing is smooth and the characters are well written. It’s a good story. With lots of potential for book #2 and beyond. I’m not sure I will read the next book.