Adult Fiction book review

Electric Idol by Katee Robert

Electric Idol publishes January 18, 2022 through Sourcebooks Casablanca.

Set in the glittering, glamorous world of Olympus, Electric Idol is the story of Psyche Dimitrou, sister to Persephone (the main character in the first book of the Dark Olympus series titled Neon Gods). Psyche’s mother Demeter wants her to marry Zeus and become Hera, but Psyche wants nothing to do with such a plan.

After an unlikely run-in with the wickedly dangerous and equally handsome Eros, son of Aphrodite and her resident “fixer”, Psyche and Eros are inadvertently cast in the limelight as possible lovers having an illicit affair. In reality, Psyche was offering Eros assistance after he was hurt doing one of the many dirty, illegal jobs at the behest of his ruthless mother, Aphrodite. Aphrodite’s one goal is to find the next Hera for Zeus, and she’ll strike down anyone in the path to her accomplishing this goal. She now has it in for Psyche, daughter of her longtime nemesis Demeter. She demands that Eros bring her Psyche’s heart.

Faced with the directive to kill Psyche, Eros can’t help but remember the kindness she showed him, and he is equally distracted by her beauty and intelligence. Eros offers her one other option, rather than being killed, she can marry him, so that Eros alone can protect her from his destructive mother. Marriage of convenience between star crossed lovers, anyone? There’s no denying the sizzling attraction between Eros and Psyche, and when they allow themselves to give in to it, neither one will ever be the same.

This is a well-written, gorgeously depicted romance that will leave readers anxiously awaiting the next installment in the series. Thank you to Sourcebooks Casa and Netgalley for the early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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