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Gentlemen Prefer Succubi

(Succubus Diaries #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  3,279 ratings  ·  360 reviews
Who Knew An Angel Could Get A Girl In So Much Devilish Trouble?

Jackie Brighton woke up in a Dumpster this morning, and her day has only gotten weirder. Her familiar B-cups have somehow become double Ds, her sex drive is insatiable, and apparently she had her first one-night stand ever... with a fallen angel. All she remembers is gorgeous Noah's oddly hypnotic blue eyes...

Paperback, 329 pages
Published December 29th 2009 by Pocket Star (first published January 1st 2009)
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Kat Kennedy
Mar 17, 2010 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: People who need to get laid
I'm about to type the six words that I almost never say: I. Could. Have. Written. It. Better.

I've read a lot of crap books, but I don't think I've ever used these words in a review before. Maybe because I've never, ever had such a strong compulsion to literally pick up a book and start rewriting it.

The thing is, the idea is FANTASTIC (By fantastic I mean sexy as hell and full of schmexing possibilities) and yet, it's such a let down. I can almost imagine some editor person sitting Jill Myles dow
Sophia Triad
I was mostly laughing out loud while I was reading it!

Such a feel good story, funny with interesting characters.
Jackie remind me a little bit of Bridget Jones and a little bit of Joan Wilder from Romancing The Stone. She is a goofy, plain Jane. Until she meets the right/wrong man/men who transforms her into a wild woman and her true personality starts to shine.

Unfortunately Zane is not only a bad influence. He is also a vampire, a sarcastic untrustworthy male. And he definitely has a secret age
Jill Myles
May 30, 2009 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Um, I clicked on random crap to see how goodreads works and accidentally reviewed myself! Bad author, bad! So I am giving it no stars, because I hope that's the same as a non-rating, and hope no one else notices my douchebaggery.

Sorry. :)
4 stars – Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance

This is a deliciously sexy, fun debut read in the new Succubus Diaries series about angels and vampires and a reluctant succubus caught in the middle of their ancient battle.

Jackie Brighton’s quiet, mundane life as an introverted museum docent gets turned upside down when she wakes up one morning in a dumpster with a massive hangover and only fuzzy memories of how she got there. She has vague flashes of having her first ever one-night stand with a man s
My Thoughts:

Quick recap: Jackie Brighton is a 27-year-old docent working at a museum. One night she gets super drunk & wakes up two days later in a dumpster. Turns out she's been turned into a Succubus. Succubi are made when an angel has sex with a human & a vampire bites the same human. Both become the human-turned-succubi's master & can control what the human does. Jackie becomes reaquainted with the angel who helped turn her & her completely idiotic adventures begin.

I've been looking forward
Emily May
Mar 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011, pnr, paranormal-uf
If anyone tells you that this book is urban fantasy and/or paranormal romance - take it with a pinch a salt, I mean it: this book is really just chick lit with some background folklore/mythology thrown in there. But I'm not complaining. I really liked this novel, a lot more than I thought I would seeing as I inevitably made comparisons to Richelle Mead's Succubus series, and they did actually share a lot in common. Both series have likeable, witty and strong-willed heroines, they both have smut ...more
Mandi Schreiner
Dec 23, 2009 rated it liked it
I have been following debut author Jill Myles for some time on Twitter and was very excited to read her book that starts The Succubus Diaries series. She has created a really fun world with vampires and angels, lots of smut and funny lines.

After a night of drunken, slutty, lovemaking with a stranger, Jackie Brighton wakes up in dumpster. She was so drunk, she doesn’t remember how she got in the dumpster, but the homeless man in the alley informs her a tall, dark haired man dropped her in there –
Jan 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Rane by: Shawna Razzaz
Jackie is having a really bad day, not only did she wake up in a dumpster, but told by her sexy one night stand, Noah who also happens to be a fallen angel, she’s been turned into a Succubus, then her body goes from “eh” to red hot. To make matters worse she has a crazy sex drive and when she gets caught between the vampires queen and angels war, she starts to become attracted to her so called vampire tag-along and the vampire queen’s right hand man Zane..Jackie’s life will never been the same ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
4.5 STARS!!!

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I’m not quite sure what rating to give this book. I really, really liked it so I’m bouncing around 4.5 stars to a perfect 5 stars! What I loved about Gentlemen Prefer Succubi was that it was a fun, upbeat book that had a very interesting take on succubi, vampires and angels. I was completely sucked into the world that Myles had created. There is enough mythology behind her world that makes it intriguing and yet not too overbearing with its details. It was i
I really liked this book. It had humor, good story and likable characters.
Jackie Brighton kind of reminded me of Bridget Jones. She had a good heart but kept making decisions that made situations worse. It was hilarious. I couldn't decide between Noah and Zane as her companion, but I know I will continue this series.
Laurie Garrison
Dec 03, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
***2 1/2 stars***

The good points for me. Its funny, has a great story line, hot sex, to me the book doesn’t really get good until you met Zane , but then of course, you end up finding out he started the whole thing grr.., I liked Noah but, I never got to really know Noah in depth as a character. I liked the queen the best you get a little on her background to know more why she is like she is..

Bad points for me. Jackie was on my last nerve and again I never got to really know Jackie’s characte
Sara Kate
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-read-pnr-uf
Loved this! Such a fun read, good characters and story. Looking fwd to reading the rest of this series.
Jun 26, 2009 rated it liked it
Poor Jackie Brighton is having a bad morning. After an amazing one night stand with a too die for hot stranger, Jackie awakens in a dumpster in some back alley. She can’t remember how she got there and the night in question is a big drunken sex blur. Her memories start coming back to her where she remembers images of all the lusty lovemaking she engaged in with her “Blue –Eyed Blond Casanova” she met at the hotel bar. She remembers his name is Noah and after having one too many martinis, she bec ...more
Nov 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr-romance
Reading GENTLEMEN PREFER SUCCUBI reminded me how I absolutely love humorous paranormal romance books. GENTLEMEN PREFER SUCCUBI was very romantic, funny and just a real fun read.

Geeky Jackie our heroine of the story gets turned into a succubus without her consent and she is trying to still live a normal live without changing anything, except for one problem...Her whole appearance has changed. She is even more sexier than before and all the men are noticing and want a piece of her. I liked Jackie.
Jan 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
I'm too pissed off! This book was a wreck since the begining, but it had its moments, so all the time I was thinking Hm... this is silly and chauvinistic and plain stupid, but surely something coherent is about to happen and the book will turn out to be a good one.
Guess what? It wasn't.

There are just too many things wrong with this book, the heroin is a dumb, formely fat and ugly museum docent without an onze of self-esteem or an inch of depth whose only achievement in the story was to bec
DarkHeart "Vehngeance"
An entertaining read with likable characters. It will be interesting to see how things develop in the next book after the events that concluded this one. My only negative critique would be that I think it may have relied a bit too heavily on the sexual aspects to drive the story along. I appreciate that she's a succubus, but pretty much every conversation and thought all came back to sex. Maybe it will change with future books when Jackie is more comfortable with her new incarnation.

The combinat
Jan 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I received Gentlemen Prefer Succubi as part of Pocket Books Science Fiction Blog Tour. This is the first book by Jill Myles in a series about Jackie Brighton. Jackie is such a fun character and reminded me of other characters from series that I enjoy reading. She had some characteristics of Queen Betsey in MaryJanice Davidson’s Undead series, some of Rachel Morgan from Kim Harrison’s witch series and even some of Stephanie Plum from Janet Evanovich’s number series. She was likeable, sarcastic, a ...more
Jan 18, 2010 rated it liked it
I had really been looking forward to getting around to this series, maybe because of the hype, maybe because succubi aren't that commonly used, but probably because I love the covers. I won't discredit a book for a bad cover, but I will pick up a book for a good one :)

Unfortunately, with all those high expectations for the book, it was really easy to disappoint me. I didn't necessarily dislike it and I did enjoy reading it. I think the main problem was that I felt like it had an idea with so muc
Jan 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
To get in the mood for this book, it's best to imagine yourself as a 27 year old size 14 woman with B-cup breasts who works as a docent*. Now, see yourself waking up in a dumpster, 8 sizes smaller, 3 cup sizes bigger, with a rabbit on crack sex drive.

Oh, not to mention you're now undead, immortal and a succubus, with one vampire master and one angel master who you must answer to. Slight problem with that however. You don't know your fanged "father" and are seriously trying to ditch your winged o
Jan 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't planning on reading this book today. I have other books that are burning a hole in my e-reader. Several of them, in fact. Then I popped on over to Pocket After Dark and saw that this was one of the free reads this month. Hmm, I thought to myself, this is a series I've been meaning to take a look at! Now's the perfect time.

A few hours and a couple cups of coffee later (and quite a few potty breaks due to all that coffee, come to think of it) and I had finished the book. I couldn't stop r
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Oct 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book is definitely urban fantasy & not paranormal romance. Also as a reader you may want to know that there is not a happily ever after. The book has a slow start on the hotness. Our Suck, Jackie is not in to meaningless sex. The dilemma is that as a succubus she MUST have sex ever couple of days. This is fine for her new friend Remy; she has a job in the porn industry. Jackie has decided to rely on her one known master Noah. Midway through the book we are introduced to her UBER hot other m ...more
Feb 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Her lipstick was all over his face, and she had a cat-licked-the-cream smile on your lips, her eyes bleached silver. "You have no shame, do you," I said.
"None whatsoever," she replied, wiping the corners of her mouth with a manicured fingertip. "Doesn't do a lick of good in this line of work."

I enjoyed this book from start to finish. It was a quick and easy read. Now that once geeky Jackie has now been turned into a Succubus against her will, she tries to keep all her ties to humanity i
Jan 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
Heroine Jackie, takes a bit to warm up to, but still I found myself amused by the funny first entry in Myle's Succubus Diaries. Newbie Succubus Jackie's life has nowhere to go but up after rising from the dead in a dumpster! Turns out that while on a drunken bender the size 14 spectacled museum docent picked up two men - one fanged and one fallen - and now she doesn't need to sleep, looks like a pornstar and has a whole new set of dietary needs - ones that involve scratching a certain 'Itch' eve ...more
This was a pretty fun story. Many different otherworldly characters: Serim, angels, succubi (or "sucks", as they are often referred to), vampires, and a freaky vampire queen. The reason I liked this book so much was the primary reason many other reviewers disliked it - Jackie was a dunderhead. Dumber than a stump. She did many dumb things and said even dumber things. A badass she certainly isn't.

Jackie's dumb status can be attributed to her mousy life pre-succubus. She is (was) a museum docent
Benita Vehnom  Ruiz
Dec 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sexy-man, vamps, angels
OMG one word ZANE!!!! I'm so loving this series right now!!! We meet interesting Character Jackie our Heroine, Remy her Best Friend and another Succubus, Noah the sexy fallen Angel who ends up being Jackie master, and Zane the sexy Vamp.

Gentlemen Prefers Succubi is the first book in the Succubus Diaries series and it is amazing. I love the world that Jill Myles created. Jackie is a museum docent, who after too many drinks wakes up in a dumpster with no idea of how she got there. Used to being t
Jan 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. It was a great new take on paranormal romance. I thought the reluctant succubus (Jackie) was smart and quick witted. She started out as an every woman and became what many of us want to be, a hot, desirable gal who can eat anything she wants and not gain weight.
The love triangle that forms in this book doesn't make me feel sorry for Jackie, but envious! Ha! The sex scenes are hot and there is a ton of sexual tension.
I think Myles "knocked it out of the park" with this book a
Jan 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I really enjoyed this story about a girl who went out one night by herself to have a few drinks, get a little drunk and woke up in a dumpster. Wow has her life been turned inside out, now as a succubus she has to learn the ropes with a little help from a fallen angel, a vamp and a succubus. This book has a lot of humor which was a pleasant surprise. It also made me sympathize with her situation, she has know idea how to live in her new and improved body or what she is really capable of. The stor ...more
Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile"
Light and sometimes funny read. I'm not sure this one is for me. I'm not into series anymore that have the h trying to choose between 2 different guys. I liked Jackie, Zane and Noah. I was a fan of another long series (still going) in which the female bounty hunter is on/off with a Jersey cop and another bounty hunter - this on/off has been in almost 20 books. It gets old - just decide already! I don't think my nerves or tolerance can stand another series in which a decision is not made. 2.5 rou ...more
Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
Dec 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
I haven't read many books about succubus's but this one, was a great one to read. It wasn't exactly light, but it was an easy read. It was funny, and romantic in some areas, and the fact that you have a fallen angel and a vampire pining for you, double yum. This was an exciting book, and I'm glad for this being a series, and I can't wait to dive into the next book.
Apr 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011-reads
I so thoroughly enjoyed this book as I read it! All the characters were fantastic, and I loved the rivalry between Noah and Zane. (No, I can't choose a favorite between them.)

I am definitely going to enjoy reading the next book in this series!

And actually, I give Gentlemen Prefer Succubi 4.5 stars, but unfortunately that isn't an option on this site.
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JILL MYLES is the author of the Succubus Diaries from Pocket Books. Jill also writes as Jessica Clare and Jessica Sims.

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