Theresa Nicholls is fed up. For the last 200 years she's been stuck in her dragon form after sipping from Mona (the Goblet of Eternal Youth) and has pretty much been cloistered away since; only able to interact with the few individuals who know of her existence. With the current Guardian of Mona away on her honeymoon (Justine from "Date Me Baby, One More Time") Theresa lacks both companionship and food; her only outlet for her dragon bad humour the intense cybersex sessions she indulges in with Zeke, a man she's never met but has remained faithful to for 6 months. When Zeke states he will never contact her again if she doesn't meet him in person, Theresa's desperate enough to make a pact with Satan, and resumes her human form in exchange for the coveted Mona.
Things start to go wrong almost immediately when Zeke announces he is an investigator hired to locate Theresa as she's inherited a serious amount of money. Now suddenly someone is trying to kill her and she's been framed for murder. Could it get any worse...? Yep, her computer lover Zeke turns out to be an ex dragon slayer, his old slayer buddies want her dead and she faces eternity in the Chamber of Unspeakable Horrors for handing Mona over to Satan; who is now using said Goblet as a bargaining tool in his quest to gain more souls.
SR's highly recommended sequel to "Date Me Baby, One More Time" is as complex, funny and romantic as I anticipated. Her characters are richly drawn with plenty of eccentricities, including the charming and utterly evil Satan, his prized Rivka Becca Gibb; a reluctant minion under his complete control and ex-Guardian Iris, a woman killed by Satan's betrayal but who just can't shake her feelings for the Ruler of Hell . I now eagerly await Stephanie Rowe's next paperback release "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Hot" in May 07, in which the wonderful Becca Gibb takes a lead role. Nothing is ever simple though in the wacky world SR creates and yet again two total opposites are paired together when the most infamous of Satan's minions finds herself attracted to Nick Rawlings; the last of the Markku (legendary fighters) determined to permanently take down Satan.