Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking those links, I will receive a small commission from the sale at no extra cost to you.Succubus Lost (Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency, #2) by Tiffany Allee
Published by Entangled: Covet on May 24, 2012
Genres: Adult Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Format: eBook (168 pages)
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Someone is kidnapping and incinerating otherworlders beyond recognition, and detective Marisol Whitman, a succubus, races to find the murderer before he claims another victim. But her pursuit is derailed when her responsible younger sister vanishes. Marisol suspects foul play and enlists support from an unlikely source: an agent from the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency, Valerio Costa.
When the trail pointing to everyone from vampires to witches dries up, Agent Costa admits to knowing more than he’s shared. Marisol’s sister’s kidnapper harnesses more magic than she can imagine—and they’re running out of time. To find her sister before her powers are drained and twisted beyond recognition, Marisol must connect the dots between cases and put her trust in Costa, a salamander who may burn her before she can solve either case.
Proceed With Caution:
This book contains kidnapping, murder, and mentions of human trafficking and rape.
This is the second book of the series, but it stands alone. I would recommend reading Banshee Charmer first anyway, because that’s where he meet Marisol and get Elaine’s backstory. We also learn more about succubus abilities than we do in this novella.
While I did enjoy Succubus Lost, it has the same issue as the previous book. The romance is, again, very much in the background and then about 60% in, it’s almost like the author just squeezed in a sex scene to have a romantic element. I have no issue with reading a Paranormal Mystery. In fact, I do really like them. I’d much rather have that than a half-assed, forced Paranormal Romance.
In Succubus Lost, we’re following Marisol, another Chicago detective. Although, this time she is a succubus and it’s her younger sister who has gone missing. Of course, a sexy man from the super secret supernatural agency has to show up to help with the case. He’s more of a prop than anything, as he doesn’t really do anything useful except for telling Marisol about the related cases that he’s been investigating. He also just happens to be the right type of paranormal creature to give her insider information.
Succubus Lost was a fun, quick read. There’s nothing really wrong with it except for the lackluster romance, which ends with “I love you”s despite Marisol and Val only knowing each other for a couple of days. It was a pleasant way to spend two hours, but it won’t leave a lasting impression.