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- Publication Date: August 24, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B074Y9VRWX
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I am quickly becoming addicted to this series. Not only do we get a new couple that the God's are playing with (Dita to make them fall in love, and who she's competing with to keep them apart) but we also have also have the crazy twisted story of Dita, Ares, Apollo, Adonis and all of the Gods as well.
Watching the stories intertwine was awesome and I loved watching the tough time Dita had with her pick this go around. Kat and Dillion both are very similar in the fact that they are hard headed, very protective of their siblings, hot headed, and very competitive. They are explosive, and the first few meetings between these two did not go so well, and you could tell that when they finally gave each other a chance things were going to be amazing. Both of them have different backgrounds to explain why they are so protective of their siblings, Dillions is heartbreaking, and Kat's is just in her nature, but both would do anything for Owen and Kiki. Most of this book was spent watching Kiki and Owen trying to get these two to listen to reason and their hearts and give each other a chance, but sometimes it fell on deaf ears. I adored Kiki (Kat's sister) and Owen (Dillion's brother) though. They were adorable together, and even though they were the younger siblings, they at times were wiser than their brother and sister. Kat and Dillion definitely came a long way in this book and had to work through A LOT individually before they could give each other their hearts but it was definitely worth it in the end to see how far they came.
Now on to Olympus.... where to start? Dita's world is a mess after everything that happened in Paper Hearts. Adonis has shut her out, Ares and her are competing and that relationship is always volatile, and she's questioning everything she knows about Adonis's death. Watching Dita struggle with the competition, her feelings for Adonis and Ares as well as trying to find out the truth was hard. As the reader you know the truth, but trying to watch her figure it out was heartbreaking. You know what's good for her, and you want her to be happy, she is the Goddess of Love after all.. but she goes through A LOT in this book, but I think it was a good growing experience for her character, but I also believe that she is going to be going through a LOT more as the series continues, especially now that she knows the truth and after the ending of this book.
The Hearts and Arrows Series is amazing! I truly love seeing the Greek Gods and their stories playing out and seeing a new couple in each book. It is recommended to read the series in order if you want to understand everything that is going on in Olympus though. If you're a lover of Greek Mythology and modern day romance, then this is definitely a series to pick up. The writing is amazing, and the story flows beautifully!
Shift is the second book in the Hearts & Arrows series by Staci Hart. Full of mythology, magic, and excitement, it’s an entertaining story where Greeks gods love their games and unsuspecting humans are the players. Ares and Aphrodite are the next competitors and each has their own reward in mind.
"They were Mars and Venus. Man and Woman. Ares and Aphrodite. The bond between them was unbreakable, undeniable, no matter how she had tried to reject it, tried to stay away. She'd never quite succeeded. She never would.
Even the gods could not betray the will of the stars."
Ares has been pining for Aphrodite for thousands of years. Though they have shared years upon years of intimate moments, it's been a hundred years since they've truly been together. Ares is tired of waiting and finally has a chance to turn the tables and erase the bad blood between him and Aphrodite.
"The ground had shifted, tilted in Ares's favor, and with Aphrodite's fitting unsteady, she would fall.
He would catch her.
This time, he wouldn't let go."
To begin the competition, the players are chosen - Dillion by Ares and Kat by Aphrodite. Dillion is a boxer who wants to disappear when he's not fighting and Kat is running from her past. Both are closed off from everyone but their siblings and both are hard and cold. Their initial meeting leads to an intense confrontation and Ares and Aphrodite are in for a fight.
"Let the games begin."
I love that each book in this series is more than just one story. This one focuses on Aphrodite and Ares as well as Dillion and Kat, and the link between the two stories is amusing and magical.
Ares craves Aphrodite and I felt his desperate longing. However, his secrets are huge and I knew this story wouldn't be an easy one. Aphrodite is fun, sassy, and interesting. I love her confidence and determination to win especially because she cares so much for humans.
The game is always a challenge for Aphrodite but this one is even more difficult because of the history she shares with Ares. Even though they can't deny their connection, they fight all the time and it is difficult to imagine them moving on from their complex past towards a better future. Their chemistry is palpable and the sexual tension is strung so tight you know there'll be an explosion the moment they give into it. The buildup is delicious and together they are intense and passionate, a frenzy that is unstoppable. But not everything is as it seems and their relationship is as turbulent as ever.
The game is interesting and I thought the players were well chosen. Dillion is filled with anger and I could feel his emotional conflict pulsating through his body. His childhood was awful and it broke my heart to see what he went through. He does everything for his brother and I loved how much he cared. I felt his pain while he fought his demons and I wanted him to overcome his past. Kat had such a big heart and it saddened me that she had to take on the responsibilities she did with little help from others. I felt her frustrations and fears but also knew her dreams. She too has demons and I didn't want them dragging her down.
From the moment they meet there is a spark between Kat and Dillion. They are drawn to each other and the attraction is fierce. Both are similar and it was apparent that they would fight as much as they get along and I enjoyed watching their relationship form even when it hit bumps in the road.
"They're so much alike, and that might've their end. Because if neither of them will bend, they'll break."
Overall, Shift is an enjoyable addition to the Hearts & Arrows series. Fast-paced and entertaining, it was easy to get caught up in the story. I can't wait for more especially with all that transpired at the end!
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