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Electric Idol (Dark Olympus #2) by Katee Robert – ARC Review

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My Rating ~ Five Stars

RELEASE DATE:  18 January 2022

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Source:  New South Books

Pages: 375

Electric Idol is book 2 in the Dark Olympus series, and therefore the blurb and my review may contain spoilers for book 1, Neon Gods

Blurb 

He was the most beautiful man alive.
And if I wasn’t careful, he was going to be my death.

*A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Psyche and Eros that’s as sinful as it is sweet.*

In the ultra-modern city of Olympus, there’s always a price to pay. Psyche knew she’d have to face Aphrodite’s ire eventually, but she never expected her literal heart to be at stake…or for Aphrodite’s gorgeous son to be the one ordered to strike the killing blow.

Eros has no problem shedding blood. But when it comes time to take out his latest target, he can’t do it. Confused by his reaction to Psyche, he does the only thing he can think of to keep her safe: he marries her. Psyche vows to make Eros’s life a living hell until they find a way out of this mess. But as lines blur and loyalties shift, she realizes he might take her heart after all…and she’s not sure she can survive the loss.

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Review

Thank you to New South Books, for providing me with a copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review!

Electric Idol sees a new Zeus on the throne and another plot by Demeter to ensure one of her daughters will be his wife. She has her sights set on the reluctant Psyche, but when the paparazzi catch Eros and Psyche leaving a bathroom together and start rumors about them being involved, Aphrodite orders her son Eros to murder her. Unable to turn his usually callous heart to murdering the one person who has showed him a moment of kindness, Eros proposes a sham marriage to Psyche. What is supposed to be a marriage of convenience, in the hope Aphrodite won’t have her son’s wife killed, stars to blur into something else as each of them tries to make sense of their unexpected feelings. 

This was just so good! I loved both Psyche and Eros as characters and I adore the modern take on Olympus in these books, from the technology to social media use, it’s so clever.  For someone who has little interest in mythology and even less in romance books, this series has stolen my heart!  I’m really looking forward to more books in this series and reading more from this author! 

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