Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the complimentary ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
After loving Neon Gods & not getting to Electric Idol book yet 🙈 I’m slipping back into the Dark Olympus series with the positively scintillating Wicked Beauty.
It’s high action, high heat, high everything it does because this book is not tame. I *definitely* picked that up as soon as Helen & Achilles have wild hate sex 😅.
Eventually this is a book about a couple becoming a throuple as someone in the book says, with Helen becoming part of a relationship that Achilles & Patroclus already have & forming something new.
But it’s also about more than that, as Helen tries to wrestle control over her destiny & transform herself from the “prize” of a tournament to its victor. To the next Ares of Olympus.
With Wicked Beauty Katee Robert writes something so hot. Does it even need to be said? Let me just tell you that I was engaged.
It’s an interesting story too, as Helen navigates the cutthroat world of Olympus & tries to forge a new place for herself.
Where it falls a little short for me is in emotions. First of all, I wasn’t expecting the tension that develops between Achilles & Patroclus & how Achilles potentially threatens that beloved relationship by his actions with Helen. It gave me partnership in trouble vibes & not in a good way.
And second I always want the romance, the declaration, the big words, & maybe that’s not what this story is about but I wanted more of that anyway 😅.
This is a lot of fun & I’m so glad Katee Robert is writing it. Now I have to go back for Electric Idol!
4 ⭐️ . Release date: 06/07
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