‘Lover, Divine’ – A. Star
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.
About the author:
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.
The first in a series, this offering from A. Star a different plot combining love and fantasy. I don’t know much about Greek gods and I think this is where I faltered a little in truly appreciating the story, but did find Liam/Apollo’s devotion to Siobhan quite sweet.
I found Lover, Divine a quick and straight-forward read. I liked how Siobhan tried to resist Liam/Apollo’s charms for as long as possible but could predict that this wasn’t going to be forever. Set in Ireland, the author attempts to recreate the Irish accent through punctuation and emissions and I found this made the book more enjoyable to read. Indeed, Ireland was certainly not an expected setting for a story featuring Greek Gods and I wished that the author had made more of this setting.
The story has a lot of background that I was really hoping would be covered to truly explain Siobhan’s family history, the Greek gods and the terrible future that is to come. However, this only featured towards the end of the story and though I was grateful for this explanation, felt it would have worked earlier on in the story so that I could really appreciate the story and its characters.
There are quite a few naughty sex scenes in this story and this isn’t something I usually enjoy reading. However, this does largely feature in the plot development, so if you are planning on reading Lover, Divine and do blush easily, you might want to think twice before picking this up.
All in all I found this an easy read and quite enjoyable. I am curious to know what happens next to the characters and hope there is less emphasis on the love scenes. The focus on Greek gods was unusual and I think that this makes it stand out from other romance novels that are out there. It is intriguing to know what happens next to Siobhan and Liam/Apollo.
This book was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
The writer, A. Star, is giving away three signed print copies of ‘Lover Divine’ and a swag-bag. This an international give-away and closes on 14th April 2014. Click here to enter. Good luck!
Click the links below to get yourself a copy of the novel, only $.99 between 17th – 22nd March: