I unabashedly love this series, yes, yes, I do. Succubus Dreams actually read more like a paranormal romance than a straight up urban fantasy book, but not even that could diminish my desire to find out what happened to the protagonist Georgina Kincaid.
Kincaid walks into a bar to find Carter, three angels and human sitting together. Joel, one of the angels clearly does not like or trust her. At every opportunity he is downright hostile towards her. Carter and his crew of angels are clearly up to something but realizing that it is pointless to question them, Kincaid stays to have a few drinks. At the end of the night Carter asks her to let Vincent the human stay with her while they are on their secret angel mission. Kincaid reluctantly agrees.
Feeling left out of the angel intrigue, Kincaid continues to work at the bookstore and date her mortal boyfriend Seth. Things seem to be going well between the two of them but they are constantly having little arguments. Kincaid hides her painful memories and Seth complains about the lack of communication between them. If that were not enough, the imp that Kincaid sold her soul to, comes to town with a brand new Succubus, who becomes Georgina's responsibility. Just when things seem like they could not get anymore complicated, Georgina begins to have vivid dreams about that which she wants the most - a child. The problem with these vivid dreams is that each time they happen, they drain her of all of her energy.
Throughout each book, we are continually reminded that what Georgina wants the most is a child. Mead makes a point of reminding her readers that this is an impossibility, because Georgina is a succubus. Even though Georgina has had a history of heartbreak with many men in the thousand plus years of her immortal life, it is the inability to be a mother that seems to haunt. When motherhood was first mention in Succubus Blues, the first book in this series, we are told that there was social pressure for Georgina to become pregnant. It is fair to say that during that period in history, a woman's value lay strictly in her ability to reproduce. I can understand the internalization of such ideas then but Georgina has had over a thousand years to shirk this pressure, yet all she seems to want is the 2.5 kids and the White picket fence.