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~ REVIEW: Persephone (The Daughters of Zeus #1) by Kaitlin Bevis ~

indexSynopsisOne day Persephone is an ordinary high school junior working at her mom’s flower shop in Athens, Georgia. The next she’s fighting off Boreas, the brutal god of Winter, and learning that she’s a bonafide goddess-a rare daughter of the now-dead Zeus. Her goddess mom whisks her off to the Underworld to hide until Spring.

There she finds herself under the protection of handsome Hades, the god of the dead, and she’s automatically married to him. It’s the only way he can keep her safe. Older, wiser, and far more powerful than she, Hades isn’t interested in becoming her lover, at least not anytime soon. But every time he rescues her from another of Boreas’ schemes, they fall in love a little more. Will Hades ever admit his feelings for her?

Can she escape the grasp of the god of Winter’s minions? The Underworld is a very nice place, but is it worth giving up her life in the realm of the living? Her goddess powers are developing some serious, kick-butt potential. She’s going to fight back.

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michele review 5 star aFrom start to finish, this book had me hooked! This was the first book I’ve ever read from Kaitlin Bevis, but it most definitely won’t be my last! She did such an amazing job of relating you to the characters and making you fall in love with them!

I’ve read other books with the Hades and Persephone story line, but I think I like this book more than the rest. Though the other books were for adults and had some steamy scenes, I liked this one better because you get to watch Hades and Persephone build they’re relationship. It’s nice to see characters connect without the steamy scenes.

Persephone is a normal 16 year old girl, or so she thinks. She’s been having the feeling that someone is following her and weird things have been happening around her. When she finally breaks down and tells her mom Demeter about what’s been happening, her mom tells her she’s a Goddess. She’s got to be crazy or something right? Gods and Goddess don’t really exist!

After Hades saves Persephone from an almost tragic incident, she’s now stuck in the Underworld where her mom and Hades deem her the safest. Persephone finally realizes that her mom has been telling the truth, but now what does she do with this knowledge?

The time in the Underworld has been very educational for Persephone, she’s finally starting to come into herself, and she may be falling for the sexy God of the Underworld. I mean how can you not? He’s gorgeous, and seems to really care about what happens to his people, he’s nothing like she thought he would be.

Hades is trying to keep Persephone safe from Boreas (the God of Winter), though she tends to make that a little hard. Persephone tends to wander to places she shouldn’t and has a few incidents. However, though she’s come to love the Underworld, once she finds out one of her loved ones is in danger, she’ll do anything to save them.

Will Persephone be able to save the one she loves? Or will she end up in the ends of the enemy and forced to do on Gods know what?

As I said before, I LOVED this book! I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book and see what happens next with Hades and Persephone! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good YA read, and also enjoys some mythology. Seriously, check this book out, you won’t be disappointed!

**ARC was provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

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Wind Chime Café
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Sophie Moss
Wind Chime #1
Publication Date: January 28, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance

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Synopsis

When single mother, Annie Malone, purchases a quirky Main Street cafe on Heron Island, she thinks she’s finally turned her dream of opening her own restaurant into a reality. Hearing rumors that a developer is about to build a five-star resort on the sleepy Chesapeake Bay island, she plans to transform the cafe into a premier upscale bistro. But Navy SEAL, Will Dozier, has no intention of selling his grandparents’ property to a developer. Back on Heron Island for the first time in ten years and secretly struggling with PTSD, Will decides that a fling with the new girl is the perfect way to help him “get his head straight.” The last thing Will expects is to fall in love…with his hometown and with Annie. But Will’s life and career are in San Diego with the SEALs. Can Annie’s love and the healing magic of the island be enough to convince him to stay?

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Sophie Moss is a USA Today bestselling author of five full-length romance novels. She is known for her captivating Irish fantasy romances and heartwarming contemporary romances with realistic characters and unique island settings. As a former journalist, Sophie has been writing professionally for over ten years. She lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where she’s working on her next novel. When she’s not writing, she’s testing out a new dessert recipe, exploring the Chesapeake Bay, or fiddling in her garden. Sophie loves to hear from readers. Email her at sophiemossauthor@gmail.com or visit her website sophiemossauthor.com to sign up for her newsletter.

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