Review: Medusa {A Love Story} by Sasha Summers

Posted 25 June, 2012 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Reviews / 2 Comments

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Medusa, a Love Story by Sasha Summers
Series: Loves of Olympus #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published by: Crescent Moon Press on May 2012
Format: eARC
Pages: 325
Source: Author
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It's said love can change a person. Medusa wasn't always a monster...

Medusa is ruled by duty, to her Titan father and the Goddess Athena. She's no room for the tenderness her warrior guard, Ariston, stirs. When Olympus frees her from service, her heart leads her into the arms of the guard she loves... and curses her as the creature with serpent locks.

Ariston goes to war with a full heart... and dreadful foreboding. He learns too late of the danger Medusa faces, alone, and a Persian blade sends him into the Underworld. But death, curses, nor the wrath of the Gods will keep him from returning to her.

Poseidon will use Greece's war to get what he wants: Medusa. He does not care that she belongs to another. He does not care that she will be damned. He is a God, an Olympian, and she will be his.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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A tragic romance like no other!

As priestess to the Goddess Athena, Medusa’s sole purpose is to serve. When she meets the handsome warrior guard Ariston, Medusa begins to question her duty to the Goddess. As time passes, Medusa finds herself falling for Ariston and when she is set free from her duties to Olympus she wastes no time in marrying her true love. Their time together is short lived with Ariston called off to war and when the truth of their union is revealed, jealousy consumes the Gods who threaten to come between the two young lovers.

Sasha Summers takes your breath away with a riveting story of love, loss and sacrifice in Medusa, A Love Story. Many of us have heard of Medusa in Greek mythology, but most of us automatically characterize her as a monster. This story shows a young and innocent woman in love who’s cursed by the Gods in their selfishness and endures pain and heartbreak but is never broken. Medusa’s character is loyal and pure of heart, it’s easy to love this heroine and never see her as a monster. The love between Ariston and Medusa is the reason romances are written…their story is captivating and heart wrenching, I couldn’t put it down (you’ll have to read it to find out why).

Medusa, A Love Story is a beautifully written “forbidden romance” that pulls at your heartstrings and keeps you on edge. With a stellar romance, Gods as villains and wonderful imagery, it has all the elements to satisfy a voracious reader (like myself). It’s the kind of story that leaves you breathless and impatiently waiting to devour next book. Whether you’re a fan of Greek mythology or just love to read a true romance that whisks you away to another world, you’ll be captured by Ms. Summer’s allure.

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