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Lover, Divine by A. Star
Series: Mythos: Gods & Lovers #1
Publication date: February 25th 2014
Genres: Adult, Mythology, Romance
Source: eARC from Author
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.
Lover, Divine is the first book in the Gods and Lovers series. This is an adult series, but it is also a prequel series for the young adult Prophecy of the Most Beautiful, book 1 in the Oracle of Delphi series. I didn’t know this until I had almost finished the book. I read Prophecy of the Most Beautiful towards the end of last year, and I thought it was a great read. I love that there are now two series living in the same world. The Adult series are the stories of the Gods, and the Young Adult series is the story of the demigod children and the Oracle. Two different generations. It’s really a cool thing that A. Star/Diantha Jones has created.
Lover Divine is the story of Apollo and a mysterious prophecy that has brought Siobhan into his life. In this world there are “influentional” families on earth that know all about the Gods and their rules and regulations from their land of Myth. These families act as an intermediary for the gods and help them carry out their wishes as their agents on earth. Siobhan is the daughter of one of the oldest influential families, the Law family.
When she meets Apollo, or Liam as she first knows him, she thinks he is an immortal created by one of the gods. I really liked how they clashed. He drove Siobhan crazy. They bickered and went back and forth all the time. I loved how inquisitive and questioning she was. She never took what he said at face value. She hated that he kept things from her and it was a constant source of fights for them. It made me admire her spunk and strength. She was not just going to bend to his will easily. I really liked how so much of their bond was through music. Apollo is the god of music and music is something that is so prominent and important in Siobhan’s life as well.
Apollo was annoyingly cryptic throughout the book. He didn’t reveal much about the fates and what led him here and he didn’t really go into the prophecy in any real detail. He said that it had to be that way. It was very easy to see the differences in the characterizations of the Gods and of the mortals in this story. It felt very true to mythology. I also loved how devoted Apollo seemed to be to Siobhan. He didn’t have to be at all, but you can tell that he truly cares for her. I hope in the next book in the series we get to see more of the two of them.
I am loving the world that A. Star has created and I can’t wait to continue both series to see how they turn out and how they intertwine. I can’t wait to find out more about the other influential families as well.
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.Author Links:
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