Society darling Persephone Dimitriou plans to flee the ultra-modern city of Olympus and start over far from the backstabbing politics of the Thirteen Houses. But all that’s ripped away when her mother ambushes her with an engagement to Zeus, the dangerous power behind their glittering city’s dark facade.
With no options left, Persephone flees to the forbidden undercity and makes a devil’s bargain with a man she once believed a myth… a man who awakens her to a world she never knew existed.
Hades has spent his life in the shadows, and he has no intention of stepping into the light. But when he finds that Persephone can offer a little slice of the revenge he’s spent years craving, it’s all the excuse he needs to help her—for a price. Yet every breathless night spent tangled together has given Hades a taste for Persephone, and he’ll go to war with Olympus itself to keep her close…
4 out of 5 stars
This was my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. She has a lot of books so I’m definitely going to go through her backlist and read the rest of her books.
I’ve never read a Hades and Persephone retelling but this definitely lived up to my expectations from all of the hype surrounding this book. Hades and Persephone are both really enjoyable characters. I was expecting Hades to be colder and harder than he actually was. I’m not complaining though. I loved that he was so caring and “cinnamon roll” like. One of my favorite things about this book was how gentle, protective, and caring he was with Persephone and that he was always making sure she consented to whatever was going on.
This book had a different kind of spice than what I’m used to reading. I’ve never read anything with kink play in it, but I enjoyed it.
I wish there had been some more world building surrounding the Thirteen and Olympus. I was a little confused at first since it appears that people are basically elected to God status but it isn’t really talked about in much detail. Other than that, this was an enjoyable read and I’m looking forward to reading more of Katee’s backlist and also the next book in this series that’s coming out next year!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.