Sense and Succubus by Adrienne Blake

Adult Book Review Category Fantasy Genre Paranormal Romance Star Rating Three Star Urban Fantasy

Sense and Succubus by Adrienne Blake

Rating : ★ ★ ★

Thanks to NetGalley and City Owl Press for providing me with an eARC of this release in exchange for an honest review.

I was drawn to this title as a big Jane Austen fan and Sense and Sensibility is honestly one of my favorites. That and me being in a major Paranormal Romance/Monster Romance kick I had to look into Sense and Succubus.

This is a modern day retelling of Sense and Sensibility with an array of mystical creatures such as goblins, succubi, dryads, and even an incubi included. You can pretty much assume who is the incubus in this incarnation.

Since I was pretty excited about the story there were a few things that really ripped me from the element. This is a near faithful retelling of Sense and Sensibility, borderline re-imagining of it, but that paired with the modern day setting really pulled me from the story. It resembled the story so closely when it started picking up that the mention of ride shares, texting and pretty much any modern items would throw me a little bit. I don’t know if it was just me not jiving with the choices or what, but I felt it could’ve worked as a historical paranormal a little more or the story could be tweaked to make it feel more modern.

Other than that it was fun and if you’re looking for something a little more paranormal but still Austen-esque. I’d totally recommend it.

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