- Release Date
- May 2014
- Book 5 of Gods of Love
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance
Phthonos, Greek god of envy & jealousy, has been given a second chance at life and love in the mortal realm. The wayward son of the goddess Aphrodite and brother to the erotes is desperate to make up for the mistakes of his past. But is Thon more demon than god? And if the demon Envy wins out, how will this lonely god ever find room in his heart for love?
Olivia is an ordinary woman living an ordered life, but at thirty-two true romance appears to have eluded her. Everywhere she turns people are in relationships or falling in love, but her career and her charity work are enough to keep the demon of envy at bay.
Until the moment he turns up on her doorstep with a demand that rips her life and her heart wide open and leaves her at risk of eternal torment.
DEMON OF ENVY is a steamy romance (M/F) in the popular GODS OF LOVE series. Each of these sexy novellas is stand-alone with a common theme, and the stories can be read in any order.
May 22, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
136 people found the following review helpful
DEMON OF ENVY is an erotica novella that draws Greek myth into modern times. Specifically, a half-god, half-demon named Phthonos with looks and sex appeal that would have the most stodgy drooling in "envy" over the fact that he has eyes, hands, body, mouth and all his other yummy parts only for Olivia.
When we first meet Olivia, she thinks that Phthonos is nothing more than her dream lover. That is, until, he rings her doorbell. And then life as she knew it gets turned upside down and despite all the upheaval, things really start to feel right.
Speaking of right. Some of the things that Jennifer Lynne did really well include the blending of Olivia's panic attacks/anxieties into her character. This could have ended up either over the top or been inconsequential, but it's handled well and makes the character easily relatable. Particularly the masochistic aspects as the author delicately touches upon what happens when one person's pleasure is taken too far and what can ensue as a result. Olivia's transformation from someone who was afraid to live to someone with a reason to live is also well-done. And I would be seriously remiss in leaving out that both the seduction and sex scenes were downright scintillating.
I haven't read the other novellas in this series, but this one stands alone and it is both entertaining and sexy.
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