Snake In The Grass Blog Tour: Book Review + Giveaway!

sig-coverAuthor: Staci Hart

Publisher: Promise Sucks Publishing

Release date: July 8, 2014

Rating: 4 stars – I REALLY ENJOYED THIS!

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SYNOPSIS

It’s Round Two of high stakes Love Connection on Olympus, and this time, everything has changed. For Aphrodite, at least.

Ares is on deck, and Aphrodite is nervous. As much as she loves to hook up with him, she doesn’t trust him as far as she could throw him, which isn’t very far. He’s a big dude. They haven’t been together in a very long time, but she can’t resist him. She never could. Even when every part of her screamed that he was a liar.

Ares has a plan to keep Aphrodite, for good this time. He wants to win the game, but he’ll hold back to get what he wants. He’s sitting on a chance that he’s been waiting thousands of years for, and he’ll do what he has to do to convince her to stay forever.

The only thing that could stop him is the secret that he’s been keeping from her for eons. If she finds out, it will destroy everything.

Kat and Dillon have been through a lot, and everything has been to protect their younger siblings. They have sacrificed everything to make sure their brother and sister are safe. The players are tough and loyal. Fierce and determined. But they become each other’s weakness, even though they fight it, and even though it means danger for Kat and her sister.

If Aphrodite can get the players over their egos and issues long enough to see that they’re meant for each other, the competition will be a piece of cake. One that she’ll eat a la mode, right in front of Ares, if she beats him.

TREAD CAREFULLY LOVELIES. SPOILERS MAY LIE AHEAD.

The stakes are higher for Dita as the next round of Love Connection is on against her long time enemy/lover Ares, the God of War. Ares is overly confident and takes what he wants and there is nothing else that he wants than Dita.

The players chosen for this round are Dillon and Kat, who are both very guarded and protective individuals. When they met there is an immediate attraction, but they are scarred after years of loneliness and the need to be strong to let their feelings get in the way of their lifetime goals. But love is love and Aphrodite is determined to win this next round and have Kat and Dillon find solace within one another.

I truly enjoyed this sequel! The premise was the same as in Deer In Headlights, but it was different in many ways involving the characters. We get to see the dysfunctional relationship between Ares and Aphrodite 10x more than we had already known. It was hot, to say the least. All the sexual tension between them would surely start a wildfire. I absolutely loved the flashbacks. It adds insight and is a great way for the reader to have an in-depth realization of the characters.

Then there are Kat and Dillon, who are both loyal and fiercely protective of their siblings. Dillon grew up in an environment where fighting was the only way to protect oneself. He lived in an abusive household where his father was a volatile drunk. Dillon’s father killed his wife and took out his anger on his sons. That kind of turmoil would affect anyone and it certainly affects Dillon. He fears getting close to someone because he doesn’t want to be his father. Hart writes Dillon’s emotions really well. It’s raw and real and made my heart constrict a little. There were times where I just whispered, “No, Dillon,” because I didn’t like the way he was thinking and feel genuinely sad for him.

Kat, on the other hand, is sort of the complete opposite of Dillon. Kat is a badass. She’s a tough girl who doesn’t take bulls*** from anyone. Just as Dillon, Kat is fiercely protective of her sister. Family means everything to Kat, it’s all she has left and nothing will get in the way of her sister’s safety (physical and emotional). Her weakness becomes Dillon as his becomes Kat. In a way, they soften each other and shed the years of wariness they have. I liked that there was an incredible amount of family values in this installment. It was a theme and I do love themes!

Overall, this second installment was AH-MAZING! It exceeded all expectations and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Just as the first book, Snake In The Grass was a unique and fresh take on Greek Mythology. If you love Greek Mythology and don’t mind a modernization twist, then this book is definitely for you!

Here’s a little excerpt from Snake In The Grass:

WARNING: CONTAINS SEXUAL EXPLICITNESS.

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Check out my review of Deer In Headlights the first book in the Good God series, here and be sure to add it to your Goodreads TBR list if interested!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

223535_10151351076803369_1626080090_nStaci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom; she has three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife; even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f, ends with k, and there a uc in there.

From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics. But let’s be honest, she’s mostly writing.

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3 Comments

  1. The cover is gorgeous! It sounds like an interesting book. I’ve not read the first one but like the idea of modernized greek mythology involving Ares. Great review 🙂

    Reply
    • The covers are gorgeous, Kate! I 110% agree with you! I think you should give them a shot! 🙂 I may be wrong, but last time I checked the first book, Deer In Headlights was FREE on Amazon! 😀

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