Kiss Me, Kill You by Larissa C. Hardesty

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Kiss Me, Kill YouKiss Me, Kill You by Larissa C. Hardesty
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fifteen year old Emmy Duivel wants to find a romance that will live up to the ones in the books she secretly reads from the library. What Emmy doesn’t know though is that her promiscuous best friend, her mother and her friend’s mother are all in on a secret that will change Emmy’s life forever. Emmy, her mother and friends are actually Succubi but Emmy has been raised as human with her mother holding off until her sixteenth birthday to explain her background to her.

Paul Andinn is an incubus that has been assigned to look over Emmy and Emmy certainly isn’t making his job easy. Emmy not knowing who or what she is accidentally releases pheromones attracting the most popular boy in school. The advice given to her before her big date, not to kiss anyone. The romantic in Emmy can’t possibly understand what a little kiss would hurt that is until her date ends up in the hospital.

Kiss Me, Kill You by Larissa C. Hardesty is a young adult paranormal fantasy romance read that features succubi and incubus which amazingly enough kept the read a fairly clean one for the age group it intended. There’s sexy/skimpy clothing worn while trying to pick up “food” or in other words males to feed off of. There’s mention of obtaining energy through sex but not elaborated upon. Mostly just a young girl experimenting with kissing boys for the first time so considering the subject matter it’s done tastefully in my opinion.

The story itself was reading more along the lines of a contemporary read with the inexperienced Emmy trying to date and find her way with the bit of paranormal in the background in the beginning. I have to say when Emmy is finally told I found her absolutely hilarious in her denial that they were all crazy and messing with her. But the second half more or less picks up a bit more on the paranormal side which is where I wish the author had expanded further, it just seemed as we were getting into the more intense fantasy part of the book the story ends. But still a fun read overall for those who are fans of young adult reads.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

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