DEMON OF ENVY (Gods of Love #5) by Jennifer Lynne-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 24, 2014
How do you make room for love when you hold envy in your heart?
Phthonos, god of envy & jealousy, has been given a second chance at life and love in the mortal realm. He 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 looks 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.
Or so she thinks…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.
This fifth installment in the GODS OF LOVE series will be out 24th May 2014. Each of the GODS OF LOVE novellas are stand-alone and it is not necessary to read them in order. If you want to read DEMON OF ENVY first, go ahead!
REVIEW: DEMON OF ENVY is the fifth instalment in Jennifer Lynne’s contemporary, adult, Gods of Love erotic novella series focusing on the sons of Aphrodite and the Erotes (gods of desire). This is Phthonos ( god of envy and jealousy) and Olivia Stratton’s storyline. Although this is the fifth book in the series, each book can be read as a stand alone.
For weeks, Olivia has been dreaming –erotic dreams about a beautiful man who is more godlike than he is human. With a past mired in abuse and a secret that she is no longer willing to reveal, Olivia’s life cycles between her work with a fund raising organization and the panic attacks that she struggles to control. The day Phthonos-or Thon as he likes to be called-strolls into her life-Olivia is a changed woman. But jealousy and envy will rear its’ demonic head when Thon is unable to control the beast within and everyone’s life will be place in danger when he believes someone else has touched what is his.
The majority of the storyline is an erotic look at two people whose dreams have become reality; where a god-like demon believes he has found the one woman to control the savage beast; and where one woman will discover that what she wants isn’t necessarily what she needs. As this is an erotic romance series, the sex is graphic, sensual and often. There is an ‘insta-love’ quality to all of the Gods of Love storyline characters and in this, Olivia and Thon will lose more than their hearts to one another.
Jennifer Lynne writes a seductive and provocative storyline; where one man tries to control his god-given natural tendencies and falls for a woman who is trying to control the anxiety that is her life. Because this is a novella, the world building is limited and the secondary characters offer up the catalyst that drives our couple apart.
I will add, that I LOVE this cover and the model image-very sensual and beautiful.
Copy supplied by the author
Reviewed by Sandy