Series: Olympic Cove 01
Author: Nicola Cameron
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Ménage à trois
Length: Novel (245pgs)
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (26th April 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Ian West has his summer all planned out—go down to Florida, stay in his family’s beach cottage on Olympic Cove, and work on his first novel. But his plan gets thrown for a loop when he meets mischievous twin sea gods Bythos and Aphros and discovers he’s their fated consort.
As if that wasn’t enough, something in the Gulf of Mexico is turning mermaids into legendary monsters and gods into demons. Now, Ian not only has to finish his book and navigate the complicated waters of a ménage relationship with twin sea gods, he also has to stop an insane deity from turning the planet into a wasteland.
Review: Although there are brothers in the relationship, there is no ‘twincest’. Ian is looking forward to an entire summer at the family beach cottage, he hasn’t been in many years, and it is just the place where he can relax and concentrate on his writing. Seeing two young men playing in the waves at the cove he decides to join them, but he could never have imagined who they really were or what they wanted from him. Bythos and Aphros are demigods and have waited many years for Ian and now he is within their grasp, convincing Ian that he is their consort isn’t hard but Ian’s heart is still held by his dead wife Diana.
So this is a paranormal/fantasy that also has a little bit of mystery and save the world from the mistakes of humans’ storyline, brilliant. Ian finds himself in the middle of an ecology nightmare when the Gulf oil spill does more damage than anyone could have ever imagined. Bythos and Aphros have the task of trying to clean up after the humans, Bythos is creating a new coral that will devour the oil and clean the water fast, but something has awoken and has been poisoned and driven insane. Aphros is given the task of destroying the twisted creatures that are being created before more humans and paranormal beings are killed. And, Ian, Ian is thrown into a world that he has no idea about and it changes him far more than any of them, but Gaia, could have known.
The relationship between Bythos, Ian and Aphros isn’t easy as they try to mesh three personalities into one relationship, they have many ups and downs as the demigods are forbidden to tell anyone some secrets and Ian wants to know everything, where protection given in secret is discovered and where lingering old love causes problems and truths are thrown out into the open. While I really liked Bythos and Aphros and the way they both were, Ian was harder to like just because of his attitude, talk about ‘I have to know everything’. Hold on Ian they are demigods who have important jobs to do whereas you are a writer, a human, so wind your neck in, *sheesh* talk about creating angst.
The actually storyline I loved, the Gulf oil spill being woven into a paranormal story where a resting deity is poisoned and driven insane, now that deity wants revenge on the ones who caused the poisoning. Demigods creating a new way for the planet to heal itself, trying to fix what the humans created and destroy what the deity has poisoned. A human, the consort to twin demigods who is drawn into the paranormal world and investigates for himself when he doesn’t get the answers he wants. The parts that the others gods play is great and the absolutely fantastic showdown near the end, spectacular. There are plenty of incredible sex scenes and the relationship between the three is good.
I will recommend this to those who love paranormal, fantasy, save the world, three sexy men, dangers, shattered beliefs, incredible sex and a happy for now ending.