Title: Deer in Headlights
Series: Good Gods, #1
Author: Staci Hart
Genre: Paranormal and Contemporary Romance
What do the Greek gods do when they’re bored? Because they’re always bored, so humans are the perfect players in their games.
Aphrodite owns love; she hasn’t lost a competition on her turf in over three millennia. Apollo is on a mission to win. He’s counting on it to finally get the one woman he’s never been able to have. The two gods will choose their human players, and if Aphrodite can’t get them together before the clock runs out, Apollo will get his way. And Aphrodite couldn’t have that.
Lex and Dean are perfect for each other, they just don’t know it yet. Dean is a perpetual bachelor, and a brooding, beautiful rock star. Lex is always with a man, but she’ll never fully give herself up. Aphrodite has her work cut out for her, but if she can’t make it work, no one can.
The gods have their own drama. Apollo killed Aprhodite’s mortal love – they’ve got beef that’s been dragging on for thousands of years. Ares, the douchebag, is forever trying to pick a fight, and trying to get Aphrodite into bed. And Persephone, Aphrodite’s best friend, is the one person who Aphrodite shares everything with.
Follow the gods as they fight, laugh, cry, lose love, gain power, and make a mess with humans.
Deer in Headlights was one of those books that I wasn’t expecting to be this good. I was only intrigued by the cover when I signed up for the book tour. It had suspense, humor, love, sexual tension, and an awesome twist! I loved how there was more than just one story. Every character had their own back stories, struggles, and goals they want to achieve.
Dita was so easy to love. Her past was very emotional and I felt every emotion she had. She was funny and I loved how she was a diva! I also understood her take on marriage and would have probably been angry myself if I was in her position. She did warm up to Hephaestus though and realized it was unfair of her to take it out on her husband (I’m trying my best not to give anything away).
“It looks okay now, but watch this … ” The keypad beeped and booped as she hit the numbers. “Now, it should pull up 1500 AD, but instead—”
“Is it safe to go in? I haven’t been in this one in forever.”
Heff was one of my favorite characters, too. He was always there for Dita even in times when Dita was cruel and mean to him (only because she was forced to marry him). Even though their relationship was like that, the author was still able to add these little Dita and Heff moments that were so cute it made me grin like an idiot to myself.
I liked Lex and Dean as well. I loved the sexual tension between them. Even though there were sexual scenes in the story, it was never too explicit. She wrote the scenes in a way that you’d know what’s going on and you could picture it without having to read it and feel awkward at the same time. I was more focused on the story of the gods and goddesses, though, so I wasn’t that into Lex and Dean’s relationship.
I also felt Apollo’s emotional past and understood why he wanted to win the challenge so badly. Perry was an awesome best friend to Dita and I also loved their back story. Kara was hilarious and I loved her comments! Ares was…I don’t even want to talk about him.
I loved how Staci was able to make the ancient gods adapt to the modern world that was still believable and mix the contemporary romance of the mortal world. It was an ingenious idea and I liked that a lot. Deer in Headlights was a very fun read for me and I’m looking forward to reading Snake in the Grass (which might be about Ares). I definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys fun, light, and easy romance (be it contemporary, mythological, or whatever).
Books and Bindings was given a review copy of Deer in Headlights by IMR Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence or alter the thoughts and opinions of this review in any way.
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