Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hot Buy: Any Love But Mine From Author Debbie Davies

This cover is definitely a head turner but please do not let it mislead you as a reader. After being contacted by author Debbie Davies I looked up the book, saw the cover and said, “Oh!” But then when I read more about the summary included below I had to read it. Any Love But Mine is a book that could easily stand with popular teen titles of today. This was a very quick read and Davies managed to pack in great backstories involving Greek mythology for all of her characters. It’s a great book for teens that has a lot of playful and confident flirtation from Acacia and Josh, the two lead characters, nothing too descriptive that would shock readers—or their parents. 
 
Summary from Goodreads:
The gods forbade her to love, but love is a powerful force. Acacia has been created purely for Eros' pleasure but discovers within moments of being summoned into his presence that he has no interest in her whatsoever.
Rejected, she is banished to Earth to serve as Eros' minion with the task of promoting the blissful state of love among all those around her, a state she must never indulge in with a human being herself on pain of immediate destruction.
And then comes Josh, someone whose power of attraction over Acacia is so intense she will find it utterly impossible to resist him.
But is he human? Is he a god? Or is he a trick of the gods?
And what would happen should they kiss?

Okay, Acacia has some serious drama that she was created into by the gods. I felt bad for her because she’s just a teen girl who finds a boy that she’s really into and can’t have him. She is beautiful because she was created by the god Prometheus, under the order of Zeus, but maintains wallflower characteristics. Since she was created for Eros she has to invoke love between others around her. The book starts off immediately when Acacia is created and at first I was confused, but after finishing the book I feel it was a perfect way to start Acacia’s story. She has a lot to find out about the drama between the gods and she never plays off as being na├»ve but an innocent that I think readers will be protective of.

Josh is a very confident leading man that teen girls will enjoy reading. He’s the popular guy in school who doesn’t seem to care about high school politics. He just enjoys life and being himself and people just seem to be drawn to that honesty. He is very flirtatious with Acacia but when reading you get the feeling she actually makes him nervous. To him Acacia is this unattainable beauty in school that remains a mystery. He even makes a comment that if classmates see him in her car, that they’ll wonder how he managed a ride, from her. He isn’t a complete mystery until the very end of the book. His character is one that is going to really explode on the pages of the sequel. I will not spoil anything but I was pleased to see where Davies went with his story.

My favorite part of this book was Josh and Acacia. Davies really does know how to set up great drama and love story. And then when Luca was introduced I was floored because—wait, no spoilers! I’ll just say you think you know what is going to happen but then Davies gives you a whiplash of an ending that was brilliant. So many characters and so much sacrifice is involved.

Because Greek mythology is involved, sometimes the gods make an appearance in the human world. Some people could be jolted out of the story line a bit and say it’s unrealistic but I think it sits well in the story. Sorry but anything Greek these days gets compared to the Percy Jackson series. So if you are a girl who followed that series and ready for a romance, than Any Love But Mine is the next step.

I think anyone who likes to read paranormal or a good love story would enjoy Debbie Davies’ book. It looks like it’s going to be an intense indie series to follow and right now it’s available for the Kindle for only .99 cents! So take advantage of this Hot Buy, and take a chance on Debbie Davies’ Any Love But Mine.


1 comment:

  1. I love stories with Greek Mythology! I'll have to check this one out! But...I don't have a Kindle :(

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