By day, Monica is a barista in a local Las Vegas cafe. It doesn’t pay a lot, but it puts her up close and personal with her sexy boss, Drew. Unfortunately, that’s as far as a succubus can go unless she wants to take his soul.
Monica needs mind blowing sex to sustain her, and she finds her victims every night at a local strip club where she’s an exotic dancer. But when her powers begin to diminish and her fellow succubi start turning up dead, all bets are off. Monica realizes she’s the one immortal who has a chance in hell of making things right…
This book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Books about succubi are some of my favorite reads. Monica is a succubus who works two jobs and struggles to keep her balance both in her soul collection and her attraction to her coffee shop boss. He hates that she is a dancer at a club, but has a new bleach blond girlfriend, so Monica has to try and keep her distance. That and if she lets herself taste him, the consequences could be lethal. Monica was an angel and that has some of her Hellish co-workers a little peeved. She has been a succubus for a long time and only takes her soul-food from those that are on the path of darkness anyway. When someone starts murdering succubi, Monica isn’t sure who is friend or foe and things go South pretty quickly. Great plot twists and some of it I never saw coming. Magic, mayhem and a lot of sexy action abound.
I loved the element in this story about the loss of her powers and what it would mean for a succubus to temporarily become human. The tug of war between Hell and Heaven among angels and demons where Monica was concerned made the book a page turner.
Going into this book, I wasn’t sure if it was going to be like other succubus books I have read in the past, but no. Soul Stripper held its own and I have a feeling there are some interesting things about to happen in the second book as Monica begins to loose her Heavenly dedication to only taking a sip of souls destined for the dark side. Innocence is about to be on the menu and it is going to be a bumpy ride.
4/5 for a fun read with a character I grew to really like. Can’t wait for book 2!