I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
‘The Gods of Love’ by Nicola Mostyn was a whirlwind.
Synopsis: Frida is a divorce lawyer and she’s good at her job, but what she doesn’t realise, is that she is a descendant of Eros, the god of love. When a seemingly crazy man barges into her office and warns her against a meeting with a famous and renowned company, it sets off a chain of events that could either damn the world as she knows it, or she could save it.
I liked Frida, she came across strong although her gullibility and naivety were her downfall. Her capability reminded me a lot of Feyre (ACOTAR) especially throughout those trials. I would have liked to have seen more of her ‘ability’ – the one where she is able to sense things about people and subtly manipulate them but I guess she didn’t really notice/realise this until much later in the book. I was suspicious of Dan to begin with but warmed up to him quite quickly. I found his honesty about his visions a bit lacking. It’s good that he admitted his visions broke his marriage but he should have told Frida about ALL his visions.
The concept of this book is pretty awesome. At first you think ‘how is the god of love’s descendant going to save the world?’ but it does somehow make sense with the more you read. I liked the inclusion of Anteros and actually found him to be a fitting villain. It helped that we didn’t meet him until the very end – this gave him an air of danger. Imagine yourself in a dark room with the knowledge that a murderer was in there with you. The knowing and not seeing can sometimes be scarier and have more of an effect.
This book wasn’t at all what I was expecting. Of course I read the summary of the book before I requested but it for some reason didn’t stick with me! I enjoyed it though, and the surprise of it was actually a lovely escape. I needed a bit of greek mythology in my life and this was just what the doctor ordered. There’s laughs, there’s despair and there’s good versus evil: what more do you need?
“Secrets, even ones kept for a good reason, are still secrets, after all.”
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