At 211 pages, this should have been a pretty fast read for someone who can finish a 300+ page novel in a single day. However, Succubus Lost ended up taking me 3 days to get through.
I don’t know why. I mean, there were a number of things about this that didn’t wow me.
1) I didn’t connect with the characters very well and so didn’t find myself caring about them very much.
2) I didn’t find the male counterpart anywhere near as appealing as the MC did.
3) The initial intimate scene seemed to fall something very unnatural, with very little lead up to it, and it seemed almost clumsy to the point it felt forced—like it had been stuck in there because it was expected rather than because the story warranted it.
4) I think because of the initial intimate scene not gelling for me, I’d kind of lost any believability I had for the progression of the relationship by the time the MC and the male counterpart did actually get it together, and even with that, the interruption the following morning and the wonky apology from the one responsible was another ‘forced’-feeling addition to the story.
5) I felt that the reasoning behind the antagonists scheming was weak and not in the slightest bit believable. I was expecting something a lot stronger than that.
6) All the MC and the male counterpart did was work a case together and have sex once, and I feel as though this wasn’t enough for his confession at the end that he thought he was falling in love with her and couldn’t live without her in his life—though, I guess the fact I didn’t really ‘connect’ with these two characters most likely hindered that.
But having said all that, I did plough on through and persevere. I think it just wasn’t for me.