Series: Vegas ParaRealm #1
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Published by: Smashwords on January 7, 2011
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This succubus physically craves...and dreads love.
Her hunger demands she feed on human lust. Unlike others, love is the only thing that sustains the fix and thereby, her life.
But long-term feeding will enslave her lover, annihilating who they are, condemning her to a perpetual cycle of love and loss.
On the run from her maker, deeply drawn to a new love, she desperately hunts for a cure for this Love Lust.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Life as a succubus isn’t as easy as it sounds, especially for Liv Starr. Her voracious appetite for sex has her constantly seeking out men to satisfy her needs but only for a short while. See Liv isn’t like other succubi, to feel complete satisfaction she needs to be loved as well, which usually ends in heartbreak. When her partner in crime and best friend Paula tells Liv about a possible cure to their “curse,” Liv agrees and follows her on a road trip. It’s on this trip where Liv meets the wild and sexy Justin one night. It all starts off with a casual encounter for them both, but Liv soon realizes Justin could be the answer to her prayers or her undoing.
LOVE LUST is hot, seductive and romantic. The characters have depth and are relatable, despite the paranormal aspect of the story. I was especially drawn to Liv, she has a great personality and she does her best to deal with her situation but draws the line at hurting others just to help herself, which I found admirable. She’s a tortured heroine who will have you rooting for her happy ending.
Although the world building was quite interesting, I felt the author just skimmed the surface of the succubi world and wanted her to give us a bit more detail. The romance was steamy and a little rushed for my taste, but not unusual in a novella. This is a story about love, new beginnings and is sure to be a worthwhile read for those of us who love our romance with a healthy dash of smut!