Immortal Dreams by Abbie Zanders
Published by Self-published on June 21st 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Contemporary Romance
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theurgy \THEE-ur-jee\ - the working of a divine or supernatural agency in human affairs.
On the outside, there is nothing remarkable about Ellie Cavannaugh. Of average height, average looks, she is sensible and wholly competent.
But inside, she has the soul of a goddess.
Nik Deimos is a god. The son of Ares and Aphrodite, his duplicitous nature often has mortals cowering in fear or writhing in lust. Except for his personal assistant, that is.
She seems wholly unaffected. And it intrigues him. The more he learns about Ellie, the more he is convinced she was meant to be his.
There is only one problem: Ellie is already married.
It always amazes me how Ms. Zanders’ writing enchants me. Immortal Dreams is a sweet and engaging romance I completely immersed myself in.
Ellie is the sensiblest of women. From looking at her average appearance and stoic visage, you’d never imagine the voluptuousness of her inner world. She’s thrived in the challenge of working as the personal assistant for Nik Deimos, even when every other assistant has run cowering from his wrath and lack of patience for mistakes. Nik is a god. Despite having the world at his feet, he can’t help but be intrigued by his seemingly unflappable assistant. When circumstances make it that he starts paying closer attention to her he soon realizes there’s much more to Ellie than meets the eye.
Ellie’s aplomb, as well as her dedication, were astounding. When she let her inner-self shine through though, she was charming and funny.
Nik was sexiness personified, he was commanding in a super hot way, smart, a bit of a jerk as a boss but very hardworking. I loved the transformation he undergoes as he gets to know Ellie and the feelings she rouses in him. They had a great chemistry and I loved seeing them demurely flirt around their feelings and desires.
“Spending so much time so close to the likes of Nikolaos Deimos was akin to gorging on chocolate cake while lying on a tropical beach, sipping frozen drinks.”
Now, I have to be honest, while I completely loved this story, it was very disappointing in some respects. Especially in the lack of s-e-x-t-i-v-i-t-i-e-s. I mean, Nik is literally a god, the son of freaking Aphrodite! That’s just wasted potential right there. Also, the circumstances that prevent Ellie and Nik from becoming a couple don’t get resolved until almost the very end of the book, which results in the aforementioned lack of sexy times (and what little there is, it’s of the “legs tangled, sighs mingled and everyone was left satisfied” kind of scene). Knowing the kind of heat Ms. Zanders can evoke with her writing, this left me feeling a bit let down.
When the quite unexpected ending arrived, I was left with a ton of questions, and I wished we’ve had a bit more time of them being together as a couple. With a bit of mystery and a fantastic take on Greek mythology, Immortal Dreams is slow burn romance that was absolutely engaging to me and I’m hoping to get to see more stories from this enchanting new world.
Rating: 4 “A little less conversation, a little more action, please” Stars
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