Friday, November 8, 2013

#COYER Clean Out Your E-Reder Review 2: Deer in Headlights by Staci Hart

What can I say about this book?  When I think about it.... Um. Yeah.  Let me just...

*goes away, come back*

Okay, had to get a cold shower in there before I could discuss anything.   Because this book is steamy.

I didn't read any of the reviews and I barely glanced at the blurb before picking this up.  I liked the cover and it was free.  No-brainer.

Thing is, had I read what it was like I probably wouldn't have gotten it. I don't usually read hot romance.  Books that refer to a certain part of male anatomy as a "man rod" or "pulsing shaft"are not my thing.  (Hey, I was brought up Catholic, you know.  Better to pretend that particular part of the body doesn't exist. Ahem.)  And this novel, minus the sex scenes would have been half as long.

However, I have to say, I really enjoyed this book.  It was a romp (and not only that kind!). Yes, there was a lot of sex.  But there was also some kick-ass creative use of the Greek gods.  Hart used the Greek mythology as a starting point to build up backstory for all of these characters, and then she ran with it. Hart's take on Aphrodite, Apollo, Persephone and others borders on genius. And the basis of the plot?  Nothing like a friendly competition between gods to create some fantastic tension and fun.

Hart managed to make me -- someone who doesn't like sexy romance -- read with gusto to the end.  If you like romance but are looking for something unusual, you'll devour this.

My call?  Four solid stars.  Get it on Amazon HERE.

(Part of the COYER challenge with Fantasy is More Fun and Because Reading is Better than Real Life.)

8 comments:

  1. I loved this book! I won it on Goodreads (only thing I ever won on goodreads) She is one of my favorite Authors and she is such a sweetheart.
    Great review!!!

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    1. She is sweet! She got in touch with me right away and I even got the next book for writing a review!

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  2. I just clicked to grab it and turns out I already do!! That's how out of control my kindle freebies situation is! But I had no idea that this book was like that - I guess the cover just didn't send that message at all. I think you just moved it up my list (and reminded me that I have it!) Great review :-)

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    1. LOL! Yes, bump it up on your list. I think you'll enjoy it.

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  3. Sounds good. I like mythology in books. As far as the blush-worthy sex scenes go I usually skim them anyway, lol. Glad you liked it.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I love mythology in books, too. But I, uh, didn't skim the sex scenes... :)

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  4. Do you realize that because of your review, and another one I just read, instead of strictly cleaning out my e-reader, I keep adding more books to it as well. LOL You didn't skim the sex scenes ? :P Good for you Katie.
    When should we meet for coffee again?
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. LOL. Me, too, actually. I keep adding books! I am up for coffee whenever you say the word! The 28th?

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