by Katee Robert
Series: Dark Olympus #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: January 18th 2022
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Romance
Format Read: ARC
He was the most beautiful man alive.
And if I wasn't careful, he was going to be my death.
*A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Psyche and Eros that's as sinful as it is sweet.*
In the ultra-modern city of Olympus, there's always a price to pay. Psyche knew she'd have to face Aphrodite's ire eventually, but she never expected her literal heart to be at stake...or for Aphrodite's gorgeous son to be the one ordered to strike the killing blow.
Eros has no problem shedding blood. But when it comes time to take out his latest target, he can't do it. Confused by his reaction to Psyche, he does the only thing he can think of to keep her safe: he marries her. Psyche vows to make Eros's life a living hell until they find a way out of this mess. But as lines blur and loyalties shift, she realizes he might take her heart after all...and she's not sure she can survive the loss.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Neon Gods was the first book I have ever read by Katee Robert. I fell in love with her take on Hades and Persephone. When I heard about the next installment in her Dark Olympus series, I knew I needed it in my hands as soon as possible. This time around, I had no idea what to expect since I’m not familiar with the myth of Eros and Psyche.
This book picks up right where Neon Gods left off. Olympus is trying to stabilize itself after the loss of the last Zeus and the revelation of Hades being alive after the role being gone for 30 years. Demeter, Psyche’s mother, is still determined to have one of her daughters take on the Hera role. Demeter’s sights are set on Psyche becoming Hera. These plans go up in flames after a chance encounter between Eros and Psyche is photographed. Olympus believes they are star-crossed lovers in secret. Due to the buzz, Aphrodite tells Eros she wants him to kill Psyche. For the first time in a long time, Eros defies his mother. He decides to save Psyche by marrying her.
Like its predecessor, Electric Idol is a quick, entertaining read! I really enjoyed Psyche and Eros as characters. Watching them get to know each other and let their walls down bit by bit was heartwarming. Eros is such a complex, damaged character. His mother has manipulated and used his love for her against him his whole life. Now he believes he’s a monster who is unworthy of love. Then, Psyche comes along, and she sees him for who he truly is rather than who the media and even Eros believe him to be.
My biggest complaints about this book are the plot and the fast-track relationship between Eros and Psyche. I hate to say it, but the plot is weak. Most of this book is about the relationship between Eros and Psyche. Aphrodite didn’t seem as much of a threat as Eros claimed until the very end of the book. Then, once Aphrodite pops up and becomes a threat, she is neutralized way too easily and quickly. My last complaint is that the romance is rushed. These two characters don’t know each other that well before they start proclaiming to be in love. Don’t get me wrong, their romance is super cute. I just wish we got more of it before they fell in love and the book ended.
Overall, I’d recommend this book to romance fans! It has angst, pining, and a marriage of convenience! I’m excited to see what Katee Robert writes next.
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