Succubus Takes Manhattan

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Succubus Takes Manhattan

Lily is a succubus and she loves working for Satan. Lily is one of Satan’s Chosen Ones which means she has a close friendship with her, or as close as you can get with Satan. In the human world, Lily is an accessories coordinator for a fashion magazine. At night, she hunts mostly men. Most of these men’s souls are taken to Satan after they come while having sex with Lily. After 3000 years, she’s only fell in love twice. Her latest love is Nathan Coleman.
 
Nathan is a scholar of ancient languages and a private investigator. He loves Lily but can’t handle that she’s a demon. He’s broke it off with her but he still wants her. Can he get over this phobia?
 
Marten was a wonderful distraction for Lily in Aruba. He’s blond, blue eyed and a surfer type of guy. She never expects to see him again and is shocked when he not only shows up in New York, where Lily lives, but shows up at a party for Demons! Does she dare to continue seeing Marten when her heart calls for Nathan?
 
Things really get interesting when Satan’s second in command asks Lily to help look into some money that has gone missing. Her helper in this task is Marten, who while not a demon is a ceremonial magician. Compounding this task is the kidnapping of Lily’s doorman, a junior demon and boyfriend to one of Lily’s best friends. To help locate him, Lily asks for Nathan’s help. Even with all those years of experience, can Lily juggle two men without breaking her heart? Can she find the answers she’s looking for, both who is stealing from Satan and who she is willing to give her heart to?
 
This was a good book but seems to be the second book in a series. Several events are included in this book that apparently happened in a previous book. That is not to say that this book can not be read without reading the first book but only to say that there is more to this story than this book.
 
Lily is a fun character. She is well developed and gives the reader an idea of her moral views. She delivers souls to Satan but she looks for those she feels deserves to be sent to Hell, so she doesn’t just go after anyone. Lily also really likes fashion and talks about her style along with its pluses and minuses. She has friends, human and demon. These friends are her safety nets when things get out of control and her interactions with them are as interesting and as detailed as learning about Lily herself.
 
This story moves right along with two major plots going on simultaneously. One has to do with Lily’s love life and the other the money stolen from Satan. These story lines intertwine making each more interesting than if they would have stood alone. As you cheered Lily on in finding who the thief is, you also feel for her as her love life becomes more chaotic. Nathan is drawn to Lily but Marten understands and accepts who is really is. Major players in Satan’s hierarchy are involved in this investigation and a young spunky demon volunteers to put herself in the middle of a dangerous situation. All in all, you can’t get bored as there is way too much going on.
 
Lily does eventually make a choice and a lot of information becomes known about the thief but it doesn’t feel as though the whole story is finished with the ending of this book. Considering how interesting and fun the characters are, that’s okay. Another book with this group will be a joy to read as this one was.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2008 4.50