Sex Symbol by Tracey H. Kitts
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Contemp
Length: Full Length (202 pgs)
Other: M/F, Anal Play, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Dahlia
Lucy Harper always thought of herself as an ordinary woman, but she suddenly finds herself in extraordinary circumstances. Her sleepy hometown of Peace, Mississippi, turns out to be far from peaceful, what with shapeshifters, vampires and other departures from the “good ol’ Southern boy” stereotype cropping up. Her best friends are all hiding devastating secrets. Her ex-boyfriend is suddenly interested in making up. Her sexy new boyfriend is not only the hottest guy she’s ever met, he’s got some pretty big secrets himself, including what he really is and what he does—besides providing the best sex she’s ever had, that is.
And her new tattoo might be more than a picture of her favorite flower—according to the local werewolf pack, it’s a “sex symbol”. There may be a fight to the death over who gets to claim her as mate.
If you’ve picked up this book because of the cover and title alone, you’ve made a good choice, but allow me to give you a few reasons why this book is actually worth reading.
First off if you’re a fan of the paranormal genre, then this is a must read. More than that though, it is a very well thought out and strategized tale of what happens when a town and the people you thought you knew just happen to all be keeping secrets. Sometimes it’s better to keep the skeletons in the closet.
In the midst of it all is Lucy, a self-employed businesswoman on the mend from the end of a long relationship that has left her somewhat broken in the heart department. Her best friend is her business partner, but she comes with her own personal demons from a place best left forgotten, and has decided not to include Lucy on those details. This seems to fine with Lucy, since she is well aware that all of her friends are keeping secrets, but she never thought any of them could be life threatening. Lucy’s friends are all very colorful characters with very distinct personalities and I found myself actually laughing out loud to some of the conversational dialogue between them.
Lucy’s neighbor is quite simply a major hunk, but he prefers to live a solitary life and tries very hard to ignore Lucy’s advances. Of course, he fails miserably, but the question is why does he try to ignore her? It’s obvious the attraction is there and after some convincing, they begin a mostly cordial relationship based on the fact that there are strange things happening in Peace, Mississippi that can’t and won’t be ignored. His secret is almost more than Lucy can take, but it’s too late to turn back now because something’s coming and Lucy’s been marked for the taking.
Sex Symbol is my first introduction to Ms. Kitts’ writing and I have to say that I am now a big fan. From the surprising plot twists and turns, to the unconventional characters and vivid settings, once you start reading you won’t be able to put this book down. And of course I should make mention that the sex is off the charts intense and inventive. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t had the pleasure of reading two people get it on, on the side of a car and actually be able to make it sound sexy and not at all clumsy.
If you haven’t tried a Tracey H. Kitts book yet, then this is an excellent start and one I’m sure you won’t regret.