The Seduction of Phaeton Black (Phaeton Black, Paranormal Investigator) - Jillian Stone
I wanted to love this, I really really truly honestly did.

Unfortunately I only sort of like this.

Where to begin?

Well, the unlikely meeting of the two characters was hot. In fact, any sort of physical interaction these two had was hot. Steamy and scorching.

Phaeton was an amped up Sherlock meets Captain Jack Harkness meets Captain Jack Sparrow, smart, sexy and witty - what can't you like about him? Well, the fact that all of this becomes boring around page 200 is one. Despite having all of these characteristics there is nothing else to prop them up. He's quite an interesting 2d character.

America, well she's another hottie with an awesome name and at first, with sweet knife skills. Then the book continues and America loses some of her oomph and merely serves as the sexual love slave of Phaeton. Which would be cool if she teased him a little bit more and made him work for it instead of dropping trou everytime he said lift up your skirts.

Despite that, these two are pretty funny together and several times my mouth quirked.

Plotwise...well it becomes a little different because there are two plots but they don't run together all that cohesively until about thirty pages before the end of the book. Phaeton's plot was a little more convoluted and hard to follow than America's (which was simple and could have been pretty damn interesting on its own) and culminates into something even weirder. In fact, I'm not even sure what America is doing in most of these situations.

So, without going into too much detail, how would I rate the book?

Well, confusing and somewhat boring plots that don't bring out the potential in the characters. Characters that would be awesome against any other backdrop and some pretty sexy scenes.

That rates about a three.

There are some really great scenes but if you want some depth to your porn, you won't find it here. However, if you just want a dollop of smut without coherence - you've found your place.