Series: Incubatti #1
Publisher: Evatopia Press on May 10, 2013
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He only needs three nights to make her his …
With more heart than sense, fearless, beautiful Zoey has saved countless college-aged women from horrifying deaths at the hands of supernatural sadists. She may be a mere half-succubus in a society that views half-breeds with derision, but she still retains the highest rescue rate of any Hunter in the Sucubatti society.
As the calm, disciplined leader of the Incubatti Enforcers, Declan is the polar opposite of Zoey – and the sworn enemy of her society. Forced to rescue her one night, Declan realizes two things: he doesn’t need someone as wild and independent as Zoey in his life – and he can’t live without her.
In this world, there’s only one incubus for every sucubatti and Zoey and Declan are stuck with each other. They’re just as likely to kill each other as they are to yield to each other’s sex magic.
She has authority issues and drinks too much. He is the irresistibly sexy incubus pre-ordained to tame her. Neither can fight their intense attraction, and yet trusting each other is out of the question.
What happens when their worlds crash down around them?
Strike three. You’re mine.
“‘Rule one: don’t ever draw your weapons on me again. Rule two: don’t ever lie to me again,’ Zoey recited. ‘Rule three: know the difference between where you play and where you sleep.'”
“‘Strike three. You’re mine,’ he whispered.”
I had never read a novel about Incubi and Succubi so the synopsis hooked me right from the start.
Zoey Rogue was definitely a unique novel for me. It was full of action. It followed Zoey, a half Succubus, who rescues girls from the clutches of the Incubatti, the Succubus male counterpart. On a mission, she is rescued by Declan, the head of the Incubatti Enforcers, and he is determined to make her his. However, Zoey is not one to be tamed. Thus, hilarious and cute antics occur as they try to deny the chemistry flowing between them.
This novel had its exciting moments paired with its more serious moments. Zoey was always on the move and that made things interesting. Yet there were times of lesser action, times when they were trying to resist the pull between them. Those were not boring by any means and I rather enjoyed them but they were not as thrilling as the action-y parts either. Regardless, it was the perfect balance.
“She was quiet, searching his gaze. ‘If you need me to kill anyone for you, I will.’ Declan laughed, not expecting the offer. Coming from her, it was a genuine extension of an olive branch. She smiled. ‘I’ll keep that in mind,’ he said. ‘I think that means you like me, doesn’t it?’”
The characters in this novel are what I feel made the book. Zoey was a very strong and very independent character so it was fun to see someone trying to tame her. She was tough and selfless and always wanted to save the girls she was sent to save on missions. She was a great character and I loved reading her. She was also sarcastic and feisty which just made the novel more entertaining.
“‘You have the patience of a saint, Declan,’ Wes said, eyeing her. ‘I can understand why you’ve been as friendly as a rabid shark the past few days.’”
Declan was one of those arrogant boys you can’t help but love. He was high in his society’s rank and was determined to make Zoey his. He had some trouble, of course, considering the type of character Zoey was but he also had his sweet moments and I lived for those.
“She both frustrated him and made him sane, all in the same breath. He was too easily affected by her, but at least she was likewise affected by him.”
The romance was steamy in this novel, which is a given considering we’re talking male and female sex demons (basically) but it was sweet nonetheless. In my opinion, Declan and Zoey were perfect for each other and kept each other in check, no matter how they tried to resist it at first. Their interactions were the best—hilarious and adorable, and I can’t wait to see more of them in the upcoming novels.
Zoey Rogue was a thrilling and interesting read unlike anything I’ve been exposed to before. It was great and kept my interest, so if you are looking for something unique this is definitely the novel for you.