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Icarus Rising (The Second Chances Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I loved this spin on mythology. The characters were all very well written, Athena especially. Her sarcasm was probably my favorite part. Even though this is a romance story, it isn’t overbearing with the love elements. It happens gradually making for a very amusing read from start to finish. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good adventure novel with a bit of romance on the side.
After his time of atonement, Icarus is permitted to live amongst the humans. Albeit his freedom is not without further penances (like retaining his concealed wings). After receiving a bit of help, he appears to find the ideal situation and a lady friend as well. Their relationship develops in a caring and believable way. Even after learning many of his secrets, Eve is committed to him.
However, all things are never as they appear and Apollo and Artemis interrupt their happiness. After their reappearance, Eve and Russ (Icarus) must complete a difficult quest. Through that adventure, their connection deepens and the story truly unfolds.
This was a magnificent and well-told tale with a little bit of everything. Hopefully, it will not be the end of their journey!
Upon his return Icarus meets Eve Gregory who offers him a room to rent where the two form a relationship. Eve soon finds herself discovering Icarus’s secrets and becoming involved with him requires her to help complete a quest for Zeus.
I was a bit back and forth on Icarus Rising. The story is one that I tend to enjoy with making up a fictional tale based on mythology and characters we’ve all heard about before when it comes to the Gods and the legends surrounding them. But this one also seemed a bit rushed through when you consider how quickly Icarus and Eve became involved and set out on their quest. Found it a bit hard to really become fully invested in the characters and story with it being a shorter read with so much going on.
Overall, even with a few hesitations with this one it was still an enjoyable read based on mythology with the Greek gods and goddesses.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
book is well written and has a great premise. I cannot wait
to read more from her.
This book is about Icarus as you can probably tell from the
title. But what you do not know as for two millennia he has
been serving Hades for his penance. But his father has been
with Zeus as long and asked for his son’s parole. Hades has
agreed to this with one stipulation. He will keep his wings,
but they will be hidden. Then there is one other problem he
must face. Appolo has not forgiven Icaras for his
transgression. And at every turn he and his brother Artimis
make plans to ruin his life on earth anu way they can. Only
they did not count on Athena. She feels two millennia is long
enough and sets out to help him. So after 5 years they may
just be an answer to begin his life over and that is one
spunky human who owns a coffee and books store. Eve
gives him a job and a place to live that just so happens to be
her roommate. She just wished he was interested in her.
So Athena comes back to give them that little push. And of
all places she takes them is a bowling alley. It just gets better
from there. Now if he can only protect her and make Apollo
happy so he will let him be.
Now before I ruin this for you I will leave off here. I hope you
enjoy this book as much as I did. If you do like this book,
please consider leaving a review. The Authors really like it
when you do; they value your opinions too.
It sure was!! I started reading and I could not/would not stop. I needed to know what would happen to Icarus and to Eve. The book really had all I wanted. It had mythology, a bit of romance (a real chick lit like vibe.) and a quest. I enjoyed it so much that I found it a pity it was out before I knew it ... .
That was the only big shortcoming for me. It went too fast. I wanted it to be slower, more pages to read, to savor. I want more. I hope we get more!! A sequel? Or something about the Gods? As long as Icarus and Eve come back, I'm game!
I am definitely going to read other books by this author.
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This is a definite new type of genre for my reading. I was impressed with the flow of the writing.Read more
Wow - what a great start to a new series! I couldn't put this book down!Read more
An interesting spin on the tale of Icarus. Romantic and sweet romance. A shame the dialogue sounded forced.