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- Print Length: 276 pages
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- Publication Date: January 31, 2020
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B082DBMWRT
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Holding Out For A Hero (Order of Olympus Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The initial meeting between Argos and Claire, who rescues him from a small boat that bumps up alongside hers, had some laugh out loud moments. It's one of those great situations where he's from another time, she doesn't believe that nonsense, he's shocked by the modern conveniences -- and by a woman who captains her own boat --and we of course know what all the confusion is about for both of them.
The story charges along at a great pace. There are fun fight scenes. The characters are really well-drawn and I felt for them. I rooted for them to overcome, and to find happiness. They're likable and loyal and stubborn and heartfelt and interesting. I enjoyed hanging out with them and look forward to another adventure with these two. A great book!
I loved how Argos finds himself in modern America and all the Greek mythology that Claire puts into the story. It's almost like an adult Percy Jackson with all the Greek mythology stories and background that she adds! The sex scenes are there and add a bit of steaminess to the book but the plot is also action-packed. I'm super excited to read the next book in the series.
Well if this book is what the series is going to be like, each one will be at the top of my TBR list for sure! I lurved Argos (Yes as in Jason and the Argonites) and Claire - their similarities, their differences, their arguments, their love... It was a fun book to read. Now if you're not up on your Greek mythology, never fear. Ms. Shield does a bang-up job of educating you as you go along...and you barely even know it!
I highly recommend this book as fun, entertaining romance!
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Rich in detail with plenty of mentions and cameos of Greek mythology. It will definitely satisfy paranormal romance fans who love Greek mythology. It had plenty of adventure, and danger, and drama, and will keep readers eagerly turning pages well into the night. Argos is a wonderful creation. He really does feel like a hero who stepped out of ancient Greek mythology, complete with not understanding the modern culture, and woman’s lib. That part of the book reminded me a lot of the Hugh Jackman movie Kate and Leopold with the character from the past finding himself in the present (which seems to be a popular plot idea in indie books these days). So, why not 5 stars then? That would be because of his curse. After cheating on her, the goddess Hestia cursed Argos to always be turned on. So for the first half of the book (maybe a bit less. I thought the turning point seemed to be the wine shop), Argos is thinking about graphic sex rather constantly, or having to have it in random places, at least every other chapter. Yes, one of those types of books that felt like the balance was tipped in the direction of sex with plot coming a distant second. But around the halfway point, the book does tone down the constant sex, and focuses more on the actual story and on getting things done. The other thing I thought that was lacking was Claire. She’s a Mary Sue author ideal insert, and even overpowered like quite a few of the Mary Sue characters out there. There really wasn’t that much in the way of quirks to her personality to make her stand out as being a rounded character. But once the action does take off it does feel like an adult Percy Jackson adventure with mythologic monsters hunting them. This story does come to a conclusion with a couple of threads open leading to the next book in the series.