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Release Date: February 25, 2014
Format: Paperback, 182 pages
Series: Mythos: Gods & Lovers #1
Source: Author in exchange for an honest review
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Description from Goodreads:
For fans of the Oracle of Delphi series...and for those who aren't...
Born into one of the wealthiest families in Ireland, Siobhan Law has status, privilege, and a secret: The Greek gods of Olympus and their kingdom in the clouds are real, and her family acts as one of their agents on Earth.
When the beautiful immortal celeste Liam Argyros shows up claiming to have come to Earth to deal in the affairs of the divine, Siobhan finds herself unable to resist his charms. New to the game of passion and seduction, she quickly ends up in over her head, sinking deeper with every attempt Liam makes to win her over.
But Liam’s divine mission is far more complex than she ever imagined and nothing is truly as it seems. Because Liam has a secret of his own: He is Apollo, Olympian god of the Sun, and his mission will never be complete until he has claimed Siobhan’s heart forever.
I am fascinated by Greek mythology. I think it's the coolest thing, and I have ever since I first started actually learning about it. And my favorite god? Apollo. Therefore, I pretty much needed to read this book. Lover, Divine was interesting, as I expected it would be, but it was also a whole lot of sweet, too.
Siobhan was a good narrator, and while I don't really see her as remarkable, I did kind of like her. She took everything with her own little stride and I liked that. Plus, she did become very accepting, which is fantastic because that meant she didn't turn all whining and needy--both things I hate in characters.
Apollo was not your typical hero. He was MORE. Which isn't exactly surprising, considering he was a god and all. I was somewhat irked at first when his character didn't own up to being who he was at first, but then I kind of found it amusing. Because I totally knew who Apollo was the whole time, even in the beginning. But Siobhan didn't. So some of the stuff that happened early on were fun to read. And then his actual character...in general, he was someone I loved. He could be charming and friendly, but he could be so fierce, as well. I LOVED that.
The story as a whole told in this novel was pretty cool. I enjoyed seeing the mythological elements I know about, and I also liked how they were somewhat twisted in such a way to make this story unique. I didn't feel like I was reading just any ole Greek mythology love story. This one was fresh and it was fun, and I certainly had a good time reading it.
The romance kind of grew on me, as a whole. In the beginning, and in most of the book, I loved it. Romance usually rocks my socks off, and that was no exception in this book. But I had to adjust to the fact that this book IS in the realm of Greek mythology--where things can be odd. Specifically, gods have children. Lots of them. I generally get weird about characters turning out to have kids before the story begins with people who aren't their current love interest. There's nothing really wrong with it, I just have issues with it when reading and I have to get used to it. That's how it was in this book. I'm fine with it now--but I was weird about it at one point. Also, there are certain things about Apollo--like things he was destined to do--that picked at my nerves a tad. I'm over it now, but at the time I was irritated. All that said, I did like the romantic elements in this book, but they had to take some time to seep in at some points and make me feel happy.
Overall, Lover Divine is an interesting story that puts a fresh spin on Greek mythology, and I definitely enjoyed it. I liked the characters, the story held my attention the whole way through, and I just really liked this book. I will definitely be on the lookout for the next book in this series. :)
A. Star is a fan of dirty passion. She likes to read it, and she damn sure likes to write it. Her first adult romance/fantasy novella is called Invasion, an alien romance about sacrifice. Lover, Divine is the first release from the Mythos: Gods and Lovers series. Future releases under A. Star include, King, Desired (Mythos: Gods and Lovers #2), the Love & Steampunk series, the Purr, Inc. stories, and more.