It’s funny, it’s fast and it’s worth your time. A story about a succubus and a demigod gladiator whose fates entwine… again.
From Hell to Breakfast by Cynthia St. Aubin
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Crixus is a supernatural bounty hunter with a broken heart and a loose zipper. Lavinia is a succubus with a smart mouth and a long rap sheet. When her crimes become his problem, they’re in for one hell of a ride.
Well… I know the blurb might not be very appealing to some of you, but it’s an enjoyable read, perfect if you need a mood raising book or if you want something light and funny to read.
This book is somehow connected to other stories by Cynthia St. Aubin, but I haven’t read them, so I can’t tell you how. There is a hint about Crixus’ past at the beginning of the book, but no specific information. Even though I’d like to know what happened this knowledge isn’t needed to enjoy this story.
Don’t expect any major character development here. It’s a fast-paced story and it concentrates on Lavinia’s and Crixus’s past, their relations and some action due to Crixus’s job. You’ll read about all of the creative ways Vinnie destroys the poor gladiator over and over again. You’ll see quite a good blend of ancient mythology and contemporary action-romance. You’ll find out how to use a crowd of mimes to steal something you want…
I loved the plot twist at the end. It really surprised me and it’s not that easy after so many stories I’ve read. True, most of the time I don’t mind a little predictability, but it’s always nice to read something original.
This story is full of surprises, good humor, and sexual tension. Add a talking ancient badger hat to the mix and laugh is guaranteed! I’d love to read another, maybe a longer story about these two :).