Synopsis: For Danika, the only thing worse than going commando while wearing a fugly, silver bodysuit, was dealing with her deadbeat, ex-husband James. Catcalls, unwanted groping and lecherous stares weren’t really her cup of tea either, but she’d endure all of it and more if her new job serving cocktails at Masquerade meant ridding herself of his mountain of debt. It was just a job, after all, and what choice did she have with James’ creditors breathing down her neck? What she didn’t bargain for, however, was falling heels-over-head in lust with a two-hundred-plus pound, shape-shifting immortal from Ancient Greece.
On a mission to take down a parasitic demon, Ty doesn’t have time for distraction. Not even when that distraction could prove to be his possible lifemate in the form of sweet, innocent, yet sexy-as-hell Danika. But when the leech he’s hunting goes after the cocktail waitress, all bets are off. Unable to resist her siren call any longer, Ty surrenders himself to Danika, body and soul, treating them both to a night they’ll never forget. (SOURCE)
First off, I really love Lisa’s writing! This is the second book of hers I’ve read and enjoyed immensely. Cursing Athena is a bit short but it doesn’t take away from how great the story is. Their is a supernatural aspect that boosts the romantic.
Ty is party of Athena’s army of elite seven. They protect humans from demons. These men are hand picked by Athena to serve her. But Ty is also cursed to be a shape shifer. He is the perfect weapon– powerful, lethal and nearly indestructible.
Danika is newly divorced and struggling to support herself by working two jobs. One of which is a server in a popular night club. A place that has a skeazy boss and questionable goings on. But she needs the job to pay off the debt left for her by an ex-husband.
Ty is on the hunt for a particularly vicious demon when he sees Danika. He is instantly attracted to her, unable to keep his eyes off of her across the room. Danika feels it, her body reacting instantly, even before she sees him. I loved that piece of the story– how aware she was of him without even knowing what she was reacting to.
When she approaches Ty’s table, he is cold. He is a man unwilling to let himself get distracted until he finds the demon he’s after. That is, until Danika’s disgusting boss comes to her, demanding she give a lap dance to an equally disgusting patron. Ty decides to step in and Danika thinks that just maybe, he might be interested in her after all.
Ty defends Danika, intimidates her boss and demands he buy her time himself. When Danika’s soon to be ex-husband shows up she tries to get him to leave, fearing he will cause her to lose the job she needs. Things with him heat up and he drags her to a back room. He’s a violent man and Danika is in danger. She manages to get away from him but he’s not done yet.
Danika losing her job because of her ex forces Ty to realize he needs to help her. The connection he feels for her is undeniable. When she leaves the club Ty follows her, keeping her out of harms way when someone attacks. It made my heart pound because Ty shifts into his animal. He could tear her to pieces even though he was only following her so he cold make sure she was safe. Once Ty takes care of the attacker he takes Danika back to his place… where he explains his life to her. Giving her the chance to walk away if she wants to. (Really, who would?)
The vulnerability he shows really tugged at my heart. And the tension and chemistry between the two is off the charts. Cursing Athena left me wanting more, which is not a bad thing, especially given that it’s not a stand alone book. I’m really curious to see where the next book goes and to find out more about the shifters and their purpose. I like the twist Ms. Sanchez used to create her little universe.
Cursing Athena is available in ebook only and it’s priced at a steal. Go. Read. Now.
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