Series: Dark Olympus #2
Genres: Fantasy Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Neon Gods (Dark Olympus, #1), Wicked Beauty
Also by this author: The Marriage Contract, The Wedding Pact, Fool Me Once, An Indecent Proposal, A Fool For You, The Devil's Daughter, The Hunting Grounds, Neon Gods (Dark Olympus, #1), Wicked Beauty, Court of the Vampire Queen
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.
“Fake” marriage, curvy heroine, and serious heat all create an explosive story in Electric Idol! I really adored Psyche because she is very down to earth and relatable. Eros is an unrepentant playboy murderer but he truly adores Psyche and that is hot.
Psyche fits the myth in that she is really self aware and strives for personal learning and improvement. Similarly, Aphrodite wants her dead and sends her son Eros to do the job. However, this is where the myth and Electric Idol diverge-instead he marries her (in the story). If you aren’t up to date on your mythology, it doesn’t matter. This book is brilliant in its adaptation of a classic love story.
My only frustration was I wanted these two to admit their feelings. They both kept it to themselves and it created unnecessary pain. However, that is typical of marriage of convenience tropes. Overall, this book was fantastic!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: none
- Trope: fake marriage, marriage of convenience, opposites attract
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler