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- Print Length: 353 pages
- Publisher: Changing Tides Publishing (August 22, 2017)
- Publication Date: August 22, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B072N1M4S2
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Honey, I can hear the heavenly angels singing!! (or maybe just the gospel choir from the storefront down the street).
If you are a fan of Greek and Roman mythology then you are going to love this series!! I was a total mythology nerd in school so I was GREEKED to find these same gods in this story (see what I did there???)
Okay, let's get into it! This is the first novel in a series and and the basic assumption is that you, the reader, have at least a rudimentary knowledge of the major gods i.e. Zeus, Apollo and the like. And I am sure you do, right, cuz, like DUH!!!
This is a totally modern novel, set in today's time. One thing that I absolutely LOVED is that this novel is set in South Africa. There are mentions of portions of cities and areas that actually found me wanting to book a trip! Not your standard New York or Las Vegas or New Orleans, but Johannesburg, South Africa. Also, the gods are gods, yes, but flesh and blood. Heart-poundingly virile flesh and blood.
What I like about this story is that there is plenty of heat, action and intrigue. There is a monumental war coming that will affect both man and god and there is a lot of urgency in the story telling. But there is something very human and real about how the gods related to to each other and the characters. You might even learn a couple life lesson if you aren't careful!
This is a good, fast-paced read and I'm looking forward to the next installment!
I love Greek Mythology. I don’t know what it is about the Gods that makes me love reading about them so much. Maybe it’s their cockiness, their inhuman hotness, their uncontrollable egos… or maybe it’s the fact that these 1,000 year old Gods and Goddesses know how to get it on.
I’m always so impressed with authors who can write romance novels with plots and characters as complex as these. You need to do a crazy amount of research just to keep who shagged who straight, I can't imagine keeping names and strifes and relationships accurate, too. Not to mention an author's ability to get creative with the myths. Romance novels this intricate are a work or art and Resurgence is no exception.
I absolutely loved the direction that Sharonlee Holder took her Greek Myth story. I’ve never read a romance novel where the main character was Cupid—and not the diaper wearing, cute baby Cupid either. No, Eros is all man. And Antara is a moody, fiery sprite of a woman who’s thrown into a wild and unbelievable situation. But, unsurprisingly, she makes the best of becoming more than friends with a hot Greek God. I wish we were all so brave as to endure hot sex on the reg.
I loved how the author portrayed Cupid and I especially loved the overpowering sexuality of his true form and the impact it has on those around him. The sex scenes between Eros and Antara were perfection and, thankfully, there were many of them. You could feel the chemistry between these two characters coming straight off the page.
I think that Resurgence is a true gem for those who enjoy Greek Mythology, the novels of Gena Showalter, or reading romance novels that are way more than just fluff. There's some serious chaos here and if you're going to pick up this book you need to be prepared for volatile characters, buff guys fighting a lot, and plenty of explosive sex.
The world she writes is a rich tapestry of plot, story, background, suspense, romance and chemistry. You are drawn to South Africa, with the descriptions of the locale, the people, colors and culture making you feel like you are on location.
We all learned Greek mythology in school and there are books and movies about the subject but learning these gods and goddesses from Sharonlee Holder's perspective is refreshing! I mean who would have thought you would be driving next to one in real life? I have to tell you, I'd love to meet the hero in person - (may I say yummy?)
Add to that, the primary and secondary characters which are complex and definitely multi-dimensional - there isn't the "Oh, A Villian so I'll hate him or her". Each character has strengths and flaws, definite human characteristics that draw you into the story and want you to develop relationships with them. Too many times in the paranormal genre, characters are two dimensional so having this depth of characters is refreshing!
The hero and heroine are combustible -- the intelligence, conversation, chemistry and interactions are realistic (if ignore that whole paranormal aspect, they are real but add the paranormal, they're awesome!) You take an alpha, arrogant hero/god and push the heroine who is strong, sassy and fierce toward him, and watch how the relationship changes into something amazing.
Add to ALL of that the plot arc - stopping a war, god politics, a rockstar (ha ha ha - so appropriate), Fates, adventure and well, overall OMG, SAVE THE WORLD! and you've got the whole package to get into.
I ran the gamut of emotions reading this book. I laughed often at the exchanges between the characters - there is a lot of wit and sarcasm. There were times I wanted to strangle the hero, heroine and several secondary characters. I teared up a few times, felt like I was burning up with several of the HOT scenes (holy moly!) and at the end, realized I cannot wait for Book #2! The story is fantastic and I HIGHLY recommend it!
I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review.
Top international reviews
This book is based on the Gods living today in modern Cape Town, but calling themselves slightly different names. For example Eros calls himself Ross, Andy Pollo is Apollo and Damien Ares is Ares.
We meet many characters and the plot goes very quickly and the attraction and chemistry between Antara and Eros/Ross steams up almost from the moment that they meet.
This is really realistically written and had me enthralled and i could not help but read this book in ONE DAY and i just had to download book two immediately. I may now bee stalking this author lol.
Antara's entire life is changed with the chance meeting of Ross and the world she finds herself thrown into. She finds the world is not quite that it seems and she either has to move with the new revelations or find herself in deep trouble as she is targeted by a hunter.
There are really good supporting characters and a little added extra of Colin Murphy, the man behind Murphy's law.
I really recommend this book for any Greek and Roman Mythology lovers.