Bestselling author Staci Hart brings you the second installment of an addictive romantic mythology series where love is the ultimate game, and Aphrodite always wins.
Shift by Staci Hart
Publishing Date: August 24th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Even the gods cannot betray the will of the stars. It’s been a hundred years since she’s warmed my bed, a hundred years spent waiting for her. Now we’ll compete again in a game that matters little to me. But my prize is far greater than a token to be paid for a favor — I want her. And for the first time in a very long time, I have the chance to keep her. Because now the ground has shifted, tilted in my favor, and with her footing unsteady, she will fall. I will catch her. This time, I won’t let go.
ARESThe city stretched up like quartz against the fading sunlight, the colors of the sky deepening with every second that slipped by. Ares’s eyes were on the horizon, slashed with the darkening skyscrapers at the southern tip of Manhattan, but his mind was a thousand years behind him, and her face filled the space in between. They were Mars and Venus. Man and woman. Ares and Aphrodite. The bond between them was unbreakable, undeniable, no matter how she had tried to reject it, tried to stay away. She’d never quite succeeded. She never would. Even the gods could not betray the will of the stars. It had been a hundred years since she warmed his bed, a hundred years of waiting for her. Now they would compete again in a game that mattered little to him. His prize was far greater than a token to be paid for a favor — he wanted her. And for the first time in a very long time, he had a chance to keep her. Adonis had been in the way far too long — even murdering the human hadn’t removed him from the equation — but now the ground had shifted, tilted in Ares’s favor, and with Aphrodite’s footing unsteady, she would fall. He would catch her. This time, he wouldn’t let go. Ares had already chosen his human player, and soon he would make his way down to the throng of gods who waited for the game to begin. She would be there. She would make her choice, and the fire between them would ignite as it always did — first with a spark, then a flicker. Then, she would be consumed, and so would he. It would be the same as it ever was, and he was so starved for her, his body tensed from head to heart to heel in anticipation of what was to come. From a hundred years down to a few days, the distance traveled worth every second of longing, and with every moment that passed, the stars moved closer to alignment and to his favor. And there was nothing she could do to fight it. He’d see to that.
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I Heart Books Review
Shift (Hearts & Arrows #2) by Staci Hart
Review by Theresa EsterlineStars: 5
Subtle, Satisfying, and Setbacks
It's time for the next game in Olympus! The series focuses around the gods and goddesses, not the characters of New York they seem to enjoy swinging and shaping to their own ends. Though we did get an update on the couple from book 1 ;) Olympus has been updated - the names, the technology, the food - or lack of, etc! Be sure to start with Paper Fools, to see why Dita is so frustrated with the men in her life. And when the goddess of love is frustrated all should look out! And now a bit about the story...
Dillon and Kat have both spent their entire lives protecting their younger brother and sister, respectively. Dillon protects Owen from his "father" and Kat protects Kiki from everyone! A fighter and a race car driver - both have to shift in their sport, whether it is their thinking, their feet, the gears, etc. But can these two shift when they are not competing? Can they shift towards selfishness versus constant protector, towards love and responsibility - not not responsibility?
- "What the fuck is your problem? Don't roll in here and insult me just because you're some 'roided out motherfucker with anger issues and tiny balls."
- "Saying you have a terrible track record is like saying Hannibal Lecter just hosted bad dinner parties."
- "Kiki's been through more boys than the Cub Scouts."
- She was infuriating and intriguing. She was maddening and mysterious. He wanted to know her, and he wanted nothing to do with her.
- "Sometimes gambles pay off in unforeseen ways."
- "Safe is an illusion, a lie we tell ourselves. The only way to gain is to risk."
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