Review: Mating the Succubus by Lorien Lyn

Posted on August 31, 2020 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 17 Comments

Mating the Succubus by Lorien Lyn, the second book in the Takers series turned out to be an entertaining and quick read. I read the first book (Claiming the Succubus) way back in 2015 and felt the need to do a re-read before diving into this installment. Read my review for the first book here.

The story began one week after the events of book one. In the previous installment, an obsessive shifter held Shia, a half-breed and former bounty huntress captive and ran experiments with her as his primary subject. He infected her with wolf blood, intending to transform her from a Succubus to a full-blown shifter, but he created a hybrid instead. The infection is spreading throughout her body and if not cured will cause her to turn into a murderous beast. Her desperate need for an antidote led to her entering enemy territory to locate a doctor who she believed held the cure.

Jaxon Rayas, a wolf shifter aided in Shia’s rescue from the obsessive shifter. While on the rescue mission, he recognized that she was his mate. However, their species were enemies and that along with the dilemma of her infection meant he would have a hard time convincing her they belonged together. He never had a wonderful childhood and believed that nothing lasts forever, however Shia had him rethinking this mantra.

I enjoyed the story which I found entertaining, fast-paced and overall a quick read. I loved the ending, which put a smile on my face. However, the overall story arc is not complete. Although, I enjoyed the story there was an aspect I thought could have been further developed. It had to do with the villain’s interest in Shia. It was not clear if the interest was purely experimental. I kind of got the feeling it was more. I wish story was longer, as I would have love to spend more time with the characters.

The reader had a wonderful time getting to know the primary characters. The character development was impressive given the length of the book. Shia’s struggles with the physical and emotional effects of the infection were felt throughout the story. One could not help but empathise with her and was glad to see Jaxon was there to help her through each of her episodes. Their chemistry sizzled and there was a lot of sexual tension between them.

The reader found the secondary characters interesting and thought they added depth to the story. It was great catching up with the couple from the previous book and learning how their lives had developed.
Revisiting the world, the author created took me on a journey filled with excitement, danger, suspense and action.

Overall, Mating the Succubus was a great addition to the series and I am awaiting the next book.


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About Lorien Lyn

Lorien Lyn writes paranormal romance and romantic suspense with dangerously sexy heroes and equally strong heroines. Romance novels are her favorite as they push beyond traditional boundaries. When she’s not busy brainstorming up new stories, she enjoys action-packed movies and Fantasy Football with her husband and son in beautiful Southern California.

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17 responses to “Review: Mating the Succubus by Lorien Lyn

  1. Debbie Haupt

    This sounds like a very interesting series Nadene I think I could really get into it. Thanks

  2. Interesting that she’s having to worry about going beastly and they have to work out a relationship. I like to know a villain’s motives, too.