by R.L. Naquin
Published July 30th 2012 by Carina Press
I stopped believing in monsters long ago. But I knew I wasn’t imagining things when I found one in my kitchen baking muffins. I’d seen him before: lurking in my closet, scaring the crap out of my five-year-old self. Turns out that was a misunderstanding, and now Maurice needs a place to stay. How could I say no?
After all, I’ve always been a magnet for the emotionally needy, and not just in my work as a wedding planner. Being able to sense the feelings of others can be a major pain. Don’t get me wrong, I like helping people—and non-people. But this ability has turned me into a gourmet feast for an incubus, a demon that feeds off emotional energy. Now, brides are dropping dead all over town, and my home has become a safe house for the supernatural. I must learn to focus my powers and defeat the demon before he snacks on another innocent woman and comes looking for the main course…
First, this is most definitely an ADULT ONLY book. If you were to read just the beginning of the book you would think that this book is perfectly fine for teenagers, especially when you couple that with the title and cover image, but it is most definitely not a kid/teenager book. The “bad guy” in the book is a demon, a demon who uses sex for fuel, enough said.
Even though there are a few adult scenes, overall this book was not all about sex, it is not a romance novel either, though I kept hoping it would become one. I would call it more of a supernatural mystery. Zoey, the main character, has a special ability, one that attracts monsters to her. Through the interactions that Zoey has you learn that not all monsters are bad, she also gains a good friend and sidekick when Maurice the Closet Monster comes to her for help. Zoey also makes a bunch of new friends and saves a few lives along the way, though, unfortunately, she is not able to save everyone.
This is a great start to what could be a very promising series. Just remember, this is a very adult book with a very graphic sex scene near the end, so be aware of this when you recommend this book to anyone.
I received this book as an ARC. I do not get paid to review books; I do so in order to assist you in recognizing books that you might enjoy.