Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Review: Straight to Hell (Lilith Straight #1) by Michelle Scott

Synopsis (Goodreads):
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.
My Thoughts: This book falls into a genre that can be really hit or miss with me. It has paranormal elements (which I love) but it skates on the edge of being cutesy chick-lit (which I'm not so fond of). However, Michelle Scott managed to find a balance that kept me entertained and engaged.

A big part of what drew me in was Lilith. She's had a rough year and things don't look like they're going to be getting any better in the near future. Then she dies. Suddenly she has the means to support her family and get the things she wants out of life. The downside is that her conscience keeps getting in the way of her succubus. How does she balance the needs of her demon (and, yes, her demon wants to come out and play) against the belief that seducing groceries from the local market is wrong? It's a bumpy road. A very bumpy road. And poor Lilith has to figure it out before her nasty demon boss drops the hammer.

This book was fun. I was mad for Lilith when she found out the type of deal her ancestor had made with the devil. I was mad at Lilith for what she had to do to get back in her boss' good graces- although I can completely understand why she did what she did. I just flat-out liked the book.


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Straight to Hell was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

4 comments:

  1. Great review! I really enjoyed this book. Lilith was a very funny character to read about. I was sad for what she had to do in the end, but it was understandable.

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    1. Yeah, I was iffy on what she did but at the same time I understood why she did it.

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  2. Hmm. Sounds rather interesting, I think.

    PS. My comments have been so incredibly LAME lately. For that I apologize.

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    1. Lol! It was a fun book.
      Your comments have been fine. No worries!

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