Genre: Contemporary Romance and Adult Fiction
Warnings: grief, on page violence and assault
Read if you liked: Fifty Shades of Grey meets the Bareknuckle Bastards series
Summary: via Goodreads
What was one of the last books your were heavily influenced by bookstagram to read? Also, the girls in the @badbitch.bookclub thread kept going on about it. Meet Neon Gods, if feel like there was a lot of hype about this book even before it was released but I was nervous because of how it was presented to me. Greek Mythology is a bit out of my wheelhouse but I was curious about a modern retelling. And I am here to tell you I LOVED it.
I’ve been trying to figure out why I loved this book and ranked it higher than some other romances this year and I do not know why other than: the plot was simple and clear, steam + concent was well written, liked the characters and I got my HEA. The mythology was light, this is a modern retelling of Hades and Persephone. Yes, it is very steamy but I don’t think it is as much as people say…or maybe my tolerance scale is super high. We can chat offline about my sentiments on this.
This is not a starter romance, this is a “I’ve been reading romance for awhile” kind of book.
Things I loved: Persephone is amazing, truly an independent women with a plan, who knew what she wanted. Hades, y’all stern brunch daddy energy, high on the cinnamon roll. He is such a surprise and genuinely loves + adores Persephone. Power couple who brought the best out of each other! So much consent and communication. Sister relationships. The town moments, Hades really cared about his people. Puppies!
Things I didn’t care for: Demeter, Persephone needed more form her mom at times with the communication. There was a lot of build up to the end, and it was kinda crazy how it happened…I was expecting a bit more but hey, we get another book to dive into that.
Needless to say, I can’t wait for the next based on the preview at the end of this one.