Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Synopsis: First kisses should be legendary–not deadly.
Emmy Duivel believes in true love: heart-stopping kisses, candlelight dinners, and a connection that lasts forever. But not the kind of kisses that land your date in the hospital. Emmy always knew she was different, but not in the supernatural sense. Not in the succubus sense.
Paul Andinn had only one job: watch over Emmy and make sure she doesn’t expose the supernatural world. It should have been easy, but the moment he looked away, she kissed that boy, and everything changed.
He should be more upset. But he can’t. Not when he’s falling hard for her.
Kiss Me, Kill You, isn’t an especially memorable YA paranormal romance, but it was a quick, enjoyable read nonetheless.
Emmy is a humorous and sweetly innocent character. She’s a bit naive, socially awkward, and not really comfortable in her own skin, and that’s before she finds out she’s a succubus. When boys suddenly start showing an interest in her she doesn’t understand why. Luckily, she has Paul to look out for her, although he’s not altogether truthful with her at the beginning which puts her in danger. Once the two of them are together though, their romance is adorable.
Given that this is a book about paranormal entities who feed off others sexual energy, the story is pretty clean. Discovering she’s a succubus doesn’t go over well with Emmy, especially since she’s in love with Paul, but has to feed from different partners. None of the scenes are particularly graphic and I’m impressed how the author was able to successfully gear this toward teens.
I did think some of the secondary characters and the supernatural world-building needed a bit more development. Perhaps if it had been a little longer, these issues would have been resolved.
Overall, I quite enjoyed Kiss Me, Kill You, and I think it would be a light and fun read for teens who love paranormal romance.