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Lure of Obsession (The Muse Chronicles) (Volume 1) Paperback – July 21, 2016
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I've got plenty of favorite book boyfriends (Peeta Mellark, Rhysand - High Lord of the Night Court, etc.), but Nate may just take the cake! He is intelligent, fiercely protective, sensitive, caring, sexy, and unfortunately dealing with his own personal demons from the past. - Lisa on Goodreads
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Melanie Jacoby is a high school English teacher. She’s a human, chosen by the Gods to be one of the nine daughters of Zeus, reborn to inspire mankind to move forward with inventions, music, and science. The nine chosen daughters have various backgrounds and are from all across the country. Melanie, the Muse of Tragic Poetry, shares a home with Nia, the Muse of Astronomy.
The story starts out with Melanie coming home and discovering the lifeless body of Nia at the bottom of the stairs. Police are convinced that Nia’s death was an accident and that she simply fell down the stairs. Melanie is adamant that Nia’s death was murder.
Detective Nate Malone is a good detective. He’s smart and thorough. He tends to listen to his gut instincts. He initially agrees that Nia’s death was just a tragic accident until he’s alone with Melanie at her house and gets an unexplained vision. He now knows that Nia was murdered, but the question becomes who killed Nia and why.
To figure out who’s behind Nia’s death and the attempts on Melanie’s life, the muses are going to have to rely on the ancient Greek scrolls and believe that nine Guardians have been put on Earth to protect them and help them with their quest to inspire.
I loved everything about Lure of Obsession. The main characters immediately drew me into the story. For me, the concept of adding in Greek mythology with a modern day twist had me intrigued. The romance had me cheering Mel and Nate on, wishing and hoping to get a happily-ever-after for them. But the mystery and suspense is what kept me reading.
It should be noted that each book in this series will feature a new couple. However, the danger to the muses continue throughout the series. It appears the ultimate villain sticks around throughout. The Muse Chronicles is definitely a binge-worthy reading series. I’m looking forward to the next book.
5 out of 5 Hearts
I adore Lisa Kessler's writing style... Descriptive and picturesque with just enough steam to send me searching for the something to cool down with. This is very easyell-written, fast paced, easy to follow with horrific twists and oh so sensuous turns. Amazing job Lisa Kessler! If I could give it ten Hearts, I would.
I don't know how many times I shook my head thinking, "Oh No you just didn't do that.." wanting to throw my Kindle across the room because of the things that Mel would do. Strong women characters are intriguingly stubborn making the story even better.
The world building is consistent, dark, full of mystery, suspense, angst, romance, horror, and then some.
Nate has issues of his own that he keeps tucked safely away, until, his world is turned upside down as soon as he meets Mel. Can you even imagine what he has to endure?
I don't use spoilers in my reviews because it can ruin a story for some. This story is so original, and fresh I highly recommend it to the mythology, romantic suspense readers out there who are 18+.
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It was okay.
Technically well written.
It lacked a certain intensity.Read more