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He was supposed to be a myth. But from the moment I crossed the River Styx and fell under his dark spell...he was, quite simply, mine.*A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Hades and Persephone that's as sinful as it is sweet.*Society darling Persephone Dimitriou plans to flee the ultra-modern city of Olympus and start over far from the backstabbing politics of the Thirteen Houses. But all that's ripped away when her mother ambushes her with an engagement to Zeus, the dangerous power behind their glittering city's dark facade.With no options left, Persephone flees to the forbidden undercity and makes a devil's bargain with a man she once believed a myth...a man who awakens her to a world she never knew existed.Hades has spent his life in the shadows, and he has no intention of stepping into the light. But when he finds that Persephone can offer a little slice of the revenge he's spent years craving, it's all the excuse he needs to help her—for a price. Yet every breathless night spent tangled together has given Hades a taste for Persephone, and he'll go to war with Olympus itself to keep her close..."Deliciously inventive...Red-hot."—Publishers Weekly STARRED"I get shivers just thinking of their interactions. SHIVERS."—Mimi Koehler for The Nerd DailyThe World of Dark Olympus:Neon Gods (Hades & Persephone)Electric Idol (Eros & Psyche)Wicked Beauty (Achilles & Patroclus & Helen)Radiant Sin (Apollo & Cassandra)
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"Basically, a court of thorns and roses, beauty and the beast, and 50 shades of grey with a modern greek mythology retelling all rolled into one. Storyline is intriguing initially, but it hits all the classic tropes of enemies to lovers and forced proximity, etc. The writing could be better, but hey, we all know why we read this book, and it wasn't for the great storytelling. 😉 I will probably read the rest of the series because it was just interesting enough to have me hooked and want to finish the book in nearly one sitting. Spice level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 4/5. "
"Greek Gods okay...yea I'm in. This story was really good. I liked how she wrote about the Greek gods but with a modern take. The romance was a bit too much for me but I got through it. I think Hermes was my favorite character, she was pretty funny. I think Katee Robert will grow on me and be one of my favorite authors when I read her other books. Will I be picking up book 2? Yes, yes I will."
"This was a really good book! Modern day Greek Gods! Very spicy!🥵 I loved how sweet Hades was with Persephone, and how things between them just felt natural. He tries to be all cold and broody, but he's actually such a softie! Super focused on consent and aftercare, which I loved! The plot was good, but I wish there was a little more focus on the world building. Other than that, I really enjoyed this book, and will definitely be checking out book two!"
"3.25/5 ⭐️ dual pov. A dash of Greek mythology, a dash of plot, and a large portion of spice! This book is good. The world building is pretty is sparse but enough to keep track. The dialogue is fine there is enough but less than I prefer and the plot focuses heavily on spice. Even with that said there isn’t an overwhelming amount of spice. It’s good spice and the book sort of revolves around it but there are only a handful of scenes. Overall this book was good in a pinch. Not sure I’d recommend it. 2.5-3/5 spice level. "
"Okay- longer review incoming. No spoilers. This was the first "steamy" book I finished. Not my typical genre. As a Greek mythology lover, (as well as a lover of consent) I should have liked this book more than I did. The writing for me was just- odd. It felt like unless it was a steamy scene, it was written like a middle grade book. Very jarring. The author writes the spicy scenes well then seems to forget she's writing for adults the rest of the time. The modern world built for the gods is a very neat concept and I wish it would have been fleshed out more. The chapters were back and forth between the two main characters and the author seems to be unable to find a unique voice for each of them. She decided that the man swears. And that's what sets his chapters apart I guess. In conclusion, it was a fun enough read. The world should have been expanded on, the writing style seems adult only when its getting x-rated, and it was a pretty quick read. Wish I could give more than just a like or dislike because this book wasn't specifically not enjoyable- it just could have been much better. "
"I love Hades and Persephone as character and even together I like they're little banter I wish there was so much more of that. This was a 100% a modern retelling on Greek mythology so If your going into this book for accurate Greek mythology stories this one is not it lol. If your going into this for **** then it's for you because I'm telling you that's 90% of the book Lol I didn't know the extent of it going into this so that was a surprise I think if you just take this book at surface level it's just a fun read. My favorite part of the book was how hard Hades fell for Persephone and how they took fake dating to the next level Imaoo like truly they blew every other fake dating story out of water. it was just vary **** filled which isn't a bad thing I just need more substance other then the **** to make me actually enjoy it He was so I possessive which I hated but if your into that this book is absolutely for you Absolutely skip the audiobook for this one it was so incredibly bad it's dual narration which is usually great and I always enjoy that but this narrator oh my god both of them did it horribly when they tried to do an a impression of eachother it's was so bad I was cackling half of the time"