Pleasure with Business – a standalone short story, set in the Beautiful Monsters universe
Themes & Genres: LGBT, Contemporary Adult Fiction, gay, vampire, incubus, enemies to lovers
WARNING: Mature Content
Vampire lord Loth is a fearsome warrior who invokes terror in those who stand against him…and incubus Drusen wants a taste. He aches for it. The problem? The two species have been at war for thousands of years, and approaching a vampire like Loth means certain death. But the taste of him might be worth dying for…
What I think of the book:
Pleasure with Business is a very short read (three chapters which you can go through within an hour) by author Jex Lane, set in her Beautiful Monsters universe, but can be read as a standalone.
It starts off with a brief note from the author, addressing first new readers and explaining to them the background for the story, and then two sentences to her long-time fans, who are familiar with her R-rated sense of humor. I highly appreciate that type of humor, and I’m glad she uses it in all of her books, regardless of their length.
The adult material is also not confined to the author’s note. The short story is no fluffy romance; it’s full of scenes ranging from teasing to steaming, which the author has handled very well. Sometimes when I read, I find a disconnect between the characters’ usual personas and how they are when it’s time for bedroom acrobatics, but this was not a problem here.
However, I have to say that as good as the sex scenes were – and also, as interesting as a scene with a new creature was – my favorite part has got to be at the very end where, in typical Jex fashion, we get a twist that would make the readers both excited and worried for the future.
Who would I recommend this book to? Pleasure with Business is a must-read for all Beautiful Monsters fans, but I’d also recommend it to those who enjoy short, steamy and dark reads with sexy non-humans.
My rating: (5/5 bats)
Would I re-read this book? Yes!
Am I interested in other books by this author? Yes!!!
Where can you buy the book?
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Other books by this author that I’ve already reviewed:
- Captive – Beautiful Monsters, Book 1
- Sire – Beautiful Monsters, Book 2
- Broken – Beautiful Monsters, Book 3
- Pearl and the Dread King – a Beautiful Monsters short story (can be read as a standalone)
- Dark of Night – Book I of the Ashwood Red series (set in the world of Beautiful Monsters)
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