Series: The Gods 02
Author: M.A. Church
Length: Novella (130pgs)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (23rd January 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3 ½ Hearts
Blurb: Jaded billionaire Jeff Mayfield loves only what his money and power can buy, but the Fates have plans for him. First, a player in Jeff’s casino hits a huge jackpot and things turn hectic. Then, in the middle of the chaos, Jeff lays eyes on the unbelievably sexy Cam Smith—Cupid in his human form.
Seized by lust, Jeff makes a move, only to find himself on the receiving end of a blistering wave of sexual intent. Cam disassembles Jeff’s self-image and puts it back together upside down. But Jeff isn’t the only one struggling with control. Cam’s alter ego is Jealousy, and if he loses his composure, the consequences will be deadly.
Review: This story is part of a series and is best read in order. Cam (Cupid) has Jeff in his sights, Jeff laid a challenge down at Cam’s feet and now he is taking up the gauntlet, Jeff will fall in love and Cam knows just the man to fill the position. Jeff had a bad experience with love in the past and will avoid it now, but when he meets Cam, he finds him irresistible and finds himself rethinking everything he knew about love.
This is a cute story with a large dose of the Gods and rethinking one’s self-image. Cam has a very active role in this story as he becomes one of the MC’s, Jeff is the man he wants as a mate, but first he has to coax Jeff into wanting more than just one night, it also doesn’t help that Zeus doesn’t approve of human mates. Jeff was burnt badly in the past and now has a love ‘em and leave ‘em attitude, meeting Cam is a shock, especially when Cam turns him down and it isn’t long before Jeff is hooked, but he still has to be careful of his heart. Things start to go wrong when Zeus interferes, Jeff’s ex-boyfriend turns up and Jealousy rears its ugly head.
Jeff and Cam make a great couple, Cam has to break down Jeff’s walls and he has a great plan to do it, Cam has a patience to make Jeff fall in love with him, but they have obstacles to overcome. Jeff has always been in charge and his sex life is no different, but he struggles within himself, when all he wants is Cam to take him. This storyline is quite good, Jeff finally finding true love, but his true love turns out to be Cupid who has a dark side. Cam defies Zeus to take a human mate, and Cam struggles to control his green-eyed monster.
Although I enjoyed this story it fell a little flat, both characters changed for the other person, Cam his age and Jeff his sexual preferences, if they were really meant to be together, like Cam said, then neither one should have changed. They are really hot together and there are plenty of steamy scenes between them. It was wonderful to see Garrett and Randy (Priceless) and I also really enjoyed the interplay between Mo (God of Dreams) and Zygi (Jeff’s best friend) and can’t wait for their book; there were a few loose ends that will hopefully be tied up then.
I will recommend this to those who love paranormal, Gods, finding love, putting the past behind you, loving your partner warts and all and a very happy ending.