The moment Lilith Straight dies, the Devil appears to claim her soul and cash in on a family curse. Now, Lilith has no choice but to work for him. The job is bad, the boss is worse and she can’t imagine how she’ll explain her new reincarnation to her eight-year-old daughter. But then an arrogant, yet oh so yummy, incubus shows up…and hell heats up just a little more.
First off I have to say I really didn't know what I was expecting from this book and when Dani asked me to take part I decided to give it a try. Lilith is 35, quite a more experienced female protagonist than I'm used to reading about lately. She is driven by a house full of vibrant females who keep her busy almost all of the time. Jasmine (her sister), Ariel (her Niece) and Grace (her daughter).
But, Lilith has been made a succubus because her great great grandmother had made a deal with the devil. She must complete assignments set by Miss Spry whilst keeping control of her family life. Lilith's adventures become quite witty at times and keep you hooked on the action. The novel also keeps you on your toes because making a pact with the devil you never know what she might do.
Scott throws in a little bit of Austen as she brings in a incubus called William Darcy. He never fails to tempt Lilith throughout the duration of the book. I really loved this take on Darcy as normally he is portrayed as angelic and women swoon, the women still swoon but he has an evil twist which was really refreshing. It is also how I thought of him throughout Pride and Prejudice too!
Perhaps my favourite part of the novel was a subplot involving a little boy who is scared by a demon each night in his bedroom. Each night a demon visits him and stops him sleeping which is why he falls asleep in school all the time. I thought this was a great little addition to the novel which made it quite light hearted and proved that Lilith didn't only care for herself. Her conscience makes her all the more likeable as a protagonist and when decisions get a little tougher the she has the readers full support. I must admit when I read the opening lines 'A year ago I , Lilith Straight, was the woman you always wanted to be.' I thought I would seriously dislike the stuck up female protagonist that was inferred from these lines.
This blog tour lets me delve STRAIGHT into the second book kindly offered as an ARC by Michelle Scott.