Book Review: Jill Myles’s “Foreplay”

Posted January 16, 2013 by Kathy Davie in

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Book Review: Jill Myles’s “Foreplay”


on October 16, 2010 and has 14 pages.

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This is a prequel to the Succubus Diaries. Fourteen whole pages of prequel (268 on the Kindle). Please note that I am giving this book a “4” for the great writing and I’m trying not to let my pissiness get in the way.

I received this eBook from the author.

My Take

Myles is a very good writer, and I still feel gypped on this. It’s only as long as a start into a chapter, but the amazing part is how much story Myles managed to tell in this extremely short book without actually giving anything away. Just enough to hook ya.

And I have to confess that as curious as I am as to what happens next, I’m too irritated to want to pursue it with the actual start, Gentlemen Prefer Succubi. I’m suspicious that Myles will throw me 28 pages for a full-length novel.

Why would a docent expect to get a job as a museum coordinator? Am I totally ignorant of what docents do in a museum?

Myles made good use of Jackie’s drunkenness to set her up for whatever is coming next. It’s also a good excuse as to why she doesn’t tell us what’s going on.

The only way I know there’s a succubus involved is through the series name. At least…I’m assuming there’s a succubus. Maybe by chapter 3…?

The Story

All her dreams are smashed. Two years of putting up with her boss, no raise, all in the hopes of snagging her dream job as the Museum Coordinator.

Nine martinis later, Jackie is still feeling the pain until she meets up with that pretty flare of light in the alley.

The Characters

Jacqueline has worked as a docent at the museum for two years while she’s worked on her bachelor’s in art history. She already has a masters in archeological studies.

Julianna is her jerk of a boss.

Noah is who the man in the alley takes her to meet.

The Cover and Title

Damn, she looks cold on the cover, sitting all a’tilt in that office chair in someone’s dark grey basement. A pair of black panties and high-heeled shoes are her only covering besides a fall of bright red hair.

Yup, it’s Foreplay all right. And both Jackie and I got screwed (even though I didn’t pay anything for this eBook).