I really enjoyed Lure of Obsession, closet Greek mythology nerdgirl here, and after finishing it I knew I’d be grabbing the next one to see what would be coming next for the Muse’s and I wasn’t disappointed! Legend of Love is fun, quick read with a good mix of romance, heat and suspense that kept me turning the pages until I couldn’t turn them any more.
Callie is the Muse of Epic Poetry and the unspoken leader of her sister Muses. She has accepted that she has the Muse of Epic Poetry within her and feels an affinity with her and yet due to an incident in her past she must keep the impulses her Muse inspires locked away because she awakens the adrenaline junkie in her who is always looking for the next rush and challenge and that can be detrimental to any relationships she may want to form. I loved Callie. She was strong, determined and when she let go, really fun. I understood why she kept most people at arm’s length after what she experienced it’s not hard to see, but sometimes you have to go with your gut and snap that leash.
Hunter went into the military to help take care of his family and while he doesn’t regret it, it has kept him away from his family ~ for one reason or another ~ and from sharing in those once in a lifetime moments. He’s been sent home for some R & R after an op didn’t end the way it should have and he’s finding that he’s not all too sure just where home is anymore. I adored Hunter. Tall, dark, handsome, stubbornly determined, sexy alpha male with charisma in spades. The guilt he’s carrying around is unwarranted, but it goes to show what a good man he is.
Callie and Hunter’s journey was a fun one. With the whole Muse/Guardian connection activated there was what I’ll call insta-interest and attraction, but nothing more than that to begin with. Callie does her best to push Hunter away, but his tenacity and charm wear her down, as does seeing him half nekkid, and soon they find that they are kindred spirits and not just because they’ve been drawn together because of some higher power working it’s magic. The sexual tension/chemistry between them was HOT and I loved how they fought for each other. And the ending? I even teared up a bit for them.
As much as I enjoyed Lure of Obsession I felt like there were still pieces missing that could have made the book that much better and in Legend of Love Ms. Kessler stepped up her game. What I felt was missing in the first book was not missing from this one at all. I loved how much deeper we got, not only into the overall storyline with the Order of Titans and why they are doing what they are doing, but the MC’s pasts as well. I enjoyed hanging out with Nate, Mel and Maggie and the rest of the Muses, but am definitely looking forward to more of Reed, so bring on the next book in the series!
~ Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley & voluntarily reviewed ~
The Prophecy - “Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse.”
Callie O'Connor's life has never been the same since the Muse of Epic Poetry came alive inside of her. Now she's on the other side of the country, working as civilian psychologist for the Navy, and leading her Muse sisters in their quest to reopen the Theater of the Muses.
But nothing could have prepared her for Hunter Armstrong. He's a Navy Seal, driven, confident, and dangerous. And he plans to do more than just protect her.
The gods couldn't have picked a better Guardian. But as Hunter soon discovers, Callie has some skeletons of her own in the closet, and loving her could lead to his destruction.
Lisa Kessler is an award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book.
Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.
When she's not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.
She loves hearing from readers - LdyDisney@aol.com