Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Review: Succubus Games
Succubus Games by Lila Shaw
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Willow has had centuries in Sisyphus Prison to reinforce the hard-learned lesson that the jealous and capricious Greek gods are not to be trifled with. There are only two ways out, and both require Willow to compete in the annual gladiator match. The winner is freed while the loser marches straight to Tartarus to become one of Hades’ concubines. Willow plans to press all her succubus charms into service to gain the upper hand against her opponent…until she discovers who he is.
Helveticus is a demi-god with a devilish plan of his own to win his freedom, a plan that begins with the seduction of his lush adversary. He is the last person Willow wishes to battle because she’s not sure whether she wants to kill him or kiss him. Only one can be crowned the victor. Who will win the war of body over heart?
Well, back to the the wonderful world of Greek gods and petty jealousy. Mythology was always my favorite subject in school. We even got to write our own "myth" for one of my classes. Let me tell you, my innocent little story was nothing like this one. Ms. Shaw certainly knows how to turn up the heat and I am getting a huge kick out of reading her Succubus Chronicles. How she manages to cram so much sexy goodness into such a short story is quite a feat.
I never feel cheated and the story didn't feel rushed. This book kept my interest and I had to just devour it all in one go. There was drama, jealousy, and redemption as well as the aforementioned hot sex. Yes all of that was in this one awesome short story. These Romance on the Go books are fast becoming an addiction. But especially this series. I can't wait to dive into the next one.
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