Gothic City Lights By Brindle Chase
June 22, 2010
E-Book, 180 Pages
Reviewed by Tori
Lilith Templeton is a sexually irresistible half-succubus. Going through life enjoying the sexual banquet that’s always spread before her. But she feasted off someone else’s plate and now she must pay. Mother Superior, high angel of Portland, has requested Lilith infiltrate a gang of humans consorting with demons to make amends for her transgression-seducing a human agent of the light.And to help her is the one man whom she would give it all up for but can never ever have.
As the Angel of Chasity Gabriel never thought that his ascension would ever be in danger; until he met Lilith. His job is to help Lilith with her mission while upholding his vows. But when he’s around Lilith his thoughts aren’t virginal. His thoughts are wicked and sinful. But Gabriel will not, can not succumb to this temptation. As Lilith and Gabriel work together to stop the demons their attraction to each other becomes unbearable. All Lilith has to do is stop the demons, resist her nature, and keep her hands off Gabriel. Piece of cake. Right?
In Brindle Chase’s novel-Gothic City Lights– she takes us into the mystical sexual world of demons, angel, and forbidden love. Lilith Templeton has spent her entire life feasting and gorging her sexual appetites for thousands of years. Men…women…it doesn’t matter. Lilith loves sex. And being half-succubus; she has to have sex in order to survive.
Chase has wrote a very erotic PNR with Christianity undertones. The premise of war between Heaven and Hell is an old one but Chase adds an interesting twistby paring and not so bad demon with a not so good angel -offering us a tantalizing look into forbidden delights.The story is well written with plenty of action in and out of bed. The storyline flows smoothly with humorous dialog and soul searching scenes. There is plenty of smexy steamy no holds bar scenes that hold you hostage. Chase nails them perfectly.
Lilith does well as a half succubus. While her human nature keeps her from using sex as a way to wreck havoc, her demon side is large and in charge over her sex drive. There are many levels to her though you don’t see them in the beginning.
Gabriel came off as a little one dimensional to me. Since all this is all from Lilith’s point of view you really don’t see his POV often and I would have liked to. Though towards the end his feelings become more vocal. After he realizes that Lilith isn’t evil personified, he does a complete turn about and now becomes her champion. The angels didn’t get much play time in this story but the humans are very charismatic and personable.
I enjoyed the story up until the last 3/4’s. Then it lost me and I couldn’t really get it back. I don’t want to spoil but I enjoyed Lilith far more before she realizes she loves Gabriel. She became selfish to me. All you hear is what SHE wants and needs.Some of it is because she can only speak of love in terms of the sex she wants. She claims to know the difference but I really didn’t feel like she did.
I felt she was infatuated with Gabriel because he was the one person she couldn’t have. And then she took what she wanted at what seemed to me a REALLY inconvenient time and that just did it for me. Maybe if I could have read what Gabriel was feeling during that time it would have connected more with it.
I also felt the plot of the story wrapped up a little to quick. We really don’t get the "why" of what’s happening and I felt the climatic finale was lacking. All in all if your looking for an uncomplicated fast erotic PNR that will curl your toes look no further. Flowing juices and heavy breathing guaranteed.