Friday, January 27, 2012

My Good Reads review of Aimee Laine's Hide and Seek

5 of 5 stars bookshelves: paranormal-romance

Read from January 22 to 27, 2012

Magnets and Romance. Two people who have to find a way to pull together to have their forever instead of push each other away. Tripp and Lexi have to find away to go against what seems to be their destiny-to be apart by decree. The mythology of Zeus' Fox and Hound has come alive with these two characters. Tripp cannot be caught and Lexi can find anything. Those two things would naturally go together and that's why they were never supposed to meet. But they have and so the story starts.

The story has many twists and turns and just about the time I would begin to think I knew what the characters were going to do, something would happen to totally change what I was thinking. Predictable it is not. With many different threads of storyline being pulled along at the same time, there is enough to keep a reader busy and engaged. While I can read some books in a couple of hours, this one I slowed down and savored for a few days, delighting in the rich characterizations and Tripp's antics. I was even so interested in the story that I stopped and went to my mythology books to read up on the Zeus mythology on Lailaps, the Hound and the Teumessian Fox, Laine's inspiration for the main characters "gifts."

The last chapter and Tripp's plans are enough to make the book worth it, all by itself. This is one of those books to settle down in a wonderful chair with music and a sweet dessert and savor. 

And yes, I tried hard not to put spoilers in that review. The book is really fun and when I go looking up stuff connected with History and Mythology during a book, that means I'm seriously interested in the book. This wasn't as "paranormal" as many of the books I read and it's not as "romance" as I read either (to quote my daughter, it's not vampire porn), but it is a good read that I'm telling my friends and readers to pick up. 

Details From Good Reads and the publisher:
Hide & Seek (Games of Zeus #1)

Hide & Seek (Games of Zeus #1)


Lie, cheat or steal, no one can catch Tripp Fox. Except one woman.

Lexi Shepherd’s knack for finding whatever is asked of her isn’t sheer luck. It’s a gift from the Greek god Zeus. That Lexi doesn’t use her ability to search for “Mr. Right” comes from one of many personal rules she has set for herself. Number one is not to let fate dictate her future
Falling in love with Tripp breaks all the others.

Despite her principles, Lexi’s unable to stay away from the bad boy, and she finds herself toeing the grey line of the law for him. Zeus, though, didn’t give Lexi and Tripp their talents to make their relationship a simple, easy alliance. He designed it to be exactly the opposite. Impossible. Always.

With their separation, Lexi expects Tripp to forfeit love in favor of destiny. He, on the other hand, intends to beat Zeus at his own game. With a plan in place, Tripp challenges Lexi to take the one action no one else can.

Find him. The question isn’t can she ... but will she?
Expected publication: March 1st 2012 by J. Taylor Publishing
ISBN: 13781937744007
edition language: English
original title: Hide & Seek

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