Title: Lovesick Gods
Author: Amanda Meuwissen
Genre: Paranormal Romance
The elements touch everyone on Earth—Fire, Water, even Light—but every so often someone becomes more attuned to their elemental leaning and develops true power. When an evil Elemental known as Thanatos arrived in Olympus City, it saw the rise of its first hero—Zeus. But the death toll caused by defeating Thanatos changed Zeus, who by day is young detective Danny Grant.
It’s been six months since Thanatos terrorized the city at the start of Lovesick Gods. Danny should be used to his duty behind the mask, but the recent past haunts him. His girlfriend left him, he snaps at the barest provocation, his life feels empty—he needs an outlet, any outlet to pull him out of his depression.
Enter notorious thief Malcolm Cho, the Ice Elemental Prometheus. There was a time when Danny welcomed a fight with Cho, filled with colorful banter and casual flirtations that were a relief compared to Thanatos. Even as a criminal, Cho had recognized the threat Thanatos posed and promised to help Danny stop him, but the day Danny needed Cho, he never showed. Cho was the reason so many people died that day—including Danny’s mother.
Danny decides to teach the man a lesson and fan the fire of their attraction into something more. At worst, he’ll get some no-strings-attached sex out of the deal and finally blow off steam; at best, he’ll get Cho to fall in love with him and then break his heart to spite him. Danny doesn’t expect to fall for Cho in the process, and he certainly can’t predict the much darker threat on the horizon.
Review by Emily:
I’m giving this book five (5) stars because it was awesome. From the super in-depth development of the two main characters to the hiding of who the real villain was, I loved this story. The sex is *hot*–drool worthy, definitely—and the inner struggles Danny’s going through are absolutely perfect for a new hero with a not-quite-sterling past.
I really like the bad guy’s powers and how mysterious they are. It took him a while to slip up and leave anything for our heroes to find, and I was a little worried he was going to turn out to be too “god-Like” (pun definitely intended) for believability. But his confidence was his downfall, and I really enjoyed that.
If you like hot sex—smoking-hot—troubled characters, and great supporting roles, please read Lovesick Gods.
“What about you?” Danny asked, nudging his own empty glass forward.
“What? Trade secrets?”
“No, I mean…well, I’d certainly take any if you’re offering. But I meant…you know a lot about me. Most of what I know is from your case files.”
“My rap sheet and a rough childhood sum me up better than you might think,” Cho said as he refilled Danny’s wine to match his own. “And I don’t know everything about you. For example, do your parents know what you get up to at night?”
Danny schooled his features to keep from reacting too viscerally. Parents—plural.
The names of the power station victims had never been released to the public. Cho didn’t know Danny’s mother was among them. Danny didn’t want him to know. If he did, he might more easily guess at Danny’s intentions being here.
“I don’t hide that I’m Zeus from my family. But we’re not talking about me.”
“Are you asking how my day was, Danny?”
The inherent tease in the words would have almost been infuriating, but in some ways that’s exactly what Danny was angling for. Anything he could use against Cho would be an asset. Ways to better get under the man’s skin, cater to what he wanted, what he liked. All while still playing their familiar game.
“How about one thing?” Danny said. “Tell me one thing about Mickey Cho that I couldn’t read in a case file. Like…this apartment,” he turned outward on his stool, “your artwork,” he gestured at the photograph on the wall that had so intrigued him that first night, then raised his refilled wine glass before taking another sip, “why you have such good taste in wine.”
“Or whether or not I’ve seduced any other electric young men out of their pants?”
Danny smiled around the rim of his glass. “Whose pants came off first?”
“Yours,” Cho answered plainly.
About to protest, Danny recalled that the first time someone lost their pants it had indeed been him. “True…”
“How about something basic,” Cho said, pushing the plate of cookies Danny’s way and snagging one for himself. “Mickey? Is reserved for Lucy. Malcolm, I almost take as an insult. Never had much deference for my old man’s decisions where I’m concerned.”
“Okay,” Danny nodded—good to know. “So you prefer Cho? Or Ice Man?”
“Mal,” Cho said with a momentary drop in his guiled expression.
Mal. Of course, the way Cho had entered it into Danny’s phone. “Mal it is,” he said and snatched up a cookie.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Amanda Meuwissen has been writing and posting online for many years, including maintaining the website and blog for the software company Outsell. She is an avid writer and consumer of fiction through film, prose, and video games, and is the author of the paranormal romance trilogy The Incubus Saga and young adult novel Life as a Teenage Vampire. Amanda lives in Minneapolis, MN, with her husband, John, and their two cats.
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