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.
Crixus is kind of arrogant, if honest, but what saves him are his genuine feelings for Matilda, who is someone he realises he can never be with. He is trying to move on but when Hades offers him a way to protect Matilda and her unborn child, it's not the straight forward job that he expects. Okay, I won't lie, bringing the succubus, Vinnie, in was never going to be a piece of cake but Crixus is about to get so much more than he bargained for! Still if Vinnie is draining people before their time then she really has to be stopped because hey, fate can be a cruel mistress!
I cannot say too much obviously but I will say it's very funny. Crixus is repeatedly bested by Vinnie and keeps bouncing back for more! Vinnie can be quite creative at times but fear not, Crixus is about to get help or is that hindrance? I found myself trying to imagine just what this help/ hindrance looked like and confess I'm still a little undecided (okay, make that bewildered and yet wearing a huge smile!), but whatever it looks like, it certainly added hugely to the entertainment value.
I think I liked Crixus slightly more as a character as he has a dry sense of humour and even a sense of honour. Vinnie, and I can't say too much here, but I didn't feel she was fleshed out enough but then it is a short book. The resolution when it came seemed too pat and far too quick and as for the big secret, well if something momentous happens to a couple, wouldn't they both know it?
So my final thoughts are I'd definitely read more by Ms St. Aubin, but hopefully something longer with more backstory and world building. If humorous paranormal appeals to you and you have an hour or so to kill, then From Hell to Breakfast, might just whet your appetite too. I've discovered a new author to look for so I'm off to see what else is available.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.