All's Fair

It's All Greek To Me, #1

I really enjoyed this take on Greek mythology, but I felt like it was a bit rushed throughout and it sometimes verged on the edge of tipping from fun-campy to not-fun-campy.

Davon Fury, God of War, Cassandra Cupid, Aris Cupid and Khrystal Carver -- I have to admit that the names were bit book-libido-killing. If it weren't for my belief in Brenna's ability to spin a fun yarn, with those names I might never have picked up this story.

As usual, the sex was hot and I liked who Khrystal and Davon were when they weren't rolling around -- but that didn't seem to be happening too often.

There are many things that could have made this story more than good and fun to great. More explanation of her father and her mother's powers and relationship, for example. A little more lead-in before things all went up in drama-flame, for another example. And the way Davon freaked out needed a little more buildup because as it was it felt melodramatic. And the way things played out -- I'm going to go with the obvious pun there -- too much deus ex machina!

All that said, this was an intriguing take on the Greek gods and their abilities. It definitely piqued my interest for more in this vein, particularly if Khrystal and Davon get another story to showcase how Love and War are rubbing along as a mated couple.

Book Blurb for All's Fair

All's Fair in Love and War. It better be. When a grudge match between the gods of love and war catches the next generation in their battle, sparks will fly. But they won't be sparks of anger.

Five millennia ago, Davon -- Horseman of War, son of Ares -- insulted Eros, God of Love and Lust. Young and headstrong, Eros decided to teach Davon a lesson about his own nature. Until the young horseman can embrace the god of love with affection, he will be impotent. Such a loss for his lovers.

While Davon cannot stomach the idea of embracing Eros with anything but his hands around the other man's scrawny throat, Love will eventually find a mate and produce heirs that Davon might have a chance of liking, despite their parentage. After all, it is Love's nature to do so.

When two strange men who don't show up on film save Khrystal from a mugger, her life takes a turn toward the strange. Considering the fact that her mother is a psychic who is completely besotted with her husband, a man that left them two decades earlier, saying Khrystal's life has become weirder is saying a lot.

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2014 3.50