This is the third book in the Succubi Diaries series and the best so far. In fact, I hope that it’s not the end of series given that the ending seems to hint that might be one if not two more to come.
The story finds both Jackie and one of her lovers, the serim Noah, deep in an archaeological dig when they are hauled up before the serim council charged with bad things that happened in the previous book.
The trial, though, is a farce and it’s not long before Jackie escapes with the help of a serim enforcer and goes on the hunt for her friend and other succubus, Remy who has once again been possessed by Joachim.
In keeping with the previous books, Jackie not only has to contend with danger from all sides but also has to keep her Itch in check by ensuring that she has an orgasm every two days. Whilst the sex is frequent, hot and passionate there are also emotional scenes as we learn why Jackie was turned into a succubus in the first place (the how of it was done in Foreplay, but the why wasn’t explained) and why Noah and Zane both want to have Jackie for themselves.
Only a couple of things irked me about this book is that whilst Jill Myles can do evil very well in terms of vampires, the vampire queen, Luc the warlock and Joachim, the supposed good side in the form of the archangel Gabriel and the serim don’t come across as being on the side of good at all. But then, I guess, if they did, they would outshine Jackie and Remy so it’s understandable from that point of view.
The other is that Jackie herself tries to stand up for herself and be a strong, wilful succubus but she practically crumbles when Noah touches her. Noah himself turns out to be a bit of an arrogant, self-righteous, controlling busy body in this story as well.
However, none of those reasons are sufficient for me to knock of any stars as I thoroughly enjoyed the story and kept me reading to the end with the thoughts of "just one more chapter, then I’ll go to bed." Here’s hoping the series continues!