After absolutely adoring Neon Gods, I was super excited to read Book 2 in Katee Robert’s Dark Olympus series, Electric Idol. This title completely blew me away and I liked Eros and Psyche’s story even more than Hades and Persephone’s!
I was very excited to read Neon Gods, a hit erotic romance novel that is a retelling of Hades and Persephone’s myth. I really enjoyed this particularly spicy romance and hope you will too!
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The summary, from Amazon:
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER!
He was the most beautiful man in Olympus.
And if I wasn’t careful, he was going to be my death.
*A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Psyche and Eros that’s as sinful as it is sweet.*
In the ultra-modern city of Olympus, there’s always a price to pay. Psyche Dimitriou knew she’d have to face Aphrodite’s jealous rage eventually, but she never expected her literal heart to be at stake…or for Aphrodite’s gorgeous son to be the one ordered to strike the killing blow.
Eros has no problem shedding blood. Raised to be his mother’s knife in the dark, he’s been conditioned to accept that he’s more monster than man. But when it comes time to take out his latest target…he can’t do it. Confused by his reaction to Psyche’s unexpected kindness, he does the only thing he can think of to keep her safe: he binds her to him, body and soul.
Psyche didn’t expect to find herself married to the glittering city’s most dangerous killer, but something about Eros wakens a fire inside her she’s never felt before. As lines blur and loyalties shift, Psyche realizes Eros might take her heart after all…and she’s not sure she can survive the loss.
“Deliciously inventive…Red-hot.”―Publishers Weekly STARRED for Neon Gods
“I get shivers just thinking of their interactions. SHIVERS.”―Mimi Koehler for The Nerd Daily for Neon Gods
Buy Electric Idol here.
And don’t miss Book 1 in the series, Neon Gods. You can read my review here.
I’m not into mafia romance, but Electric Idol really reminds me of one and still had me hooked. While this one doesn’t have the kinky sex dungeon to pull you in like Neon Gods did, the romance was phenomenal, the sex scenes were hot, and the writing was solid, something I didn’t feel was true with the first title in this series.
Eros is Aphrodite’s son and also her fixer. When she demands that he kill Psyche, Eros decides to marry her instead to keep her safe. The two marry just for their protection, but their fake affection quickly becomes real when sex and love intertwine. Ultimately, there’s only so much Eros can do to keep his wife safe with such a vengeful mother.
I absolutely adored this title and can’t wait to see what else Katee Robert does with the series. I’ve heard mixed review for Wicked Beauty but will be sure to read everything in this author’s backlist.
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Electric Idol by Katee Robert
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved this one even more than Neon Gods! Electric Idol is sweet and sexy. Psyche is a wonderful heroine and I loved her relationship dynamic with Eros. This one doesn’t have the kinky sex dungeon hook, but that doesn’t make it any less steamy or enjoyable.
Book Club Questions
- Explain the relationship dynamic between Eros and Psyche.
- How does Electric Idol compare to the original myth of Eros and Psyche?
- What subgenre of romance would you say this title falls in?
- Was the love story in this one believable?
Interested? Buy Electric Idol.
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@daily.manifestationx omg loved this one, if you need an escape rn highly recommend #electricidol #neongods #romancebooks #booktok #ShowUsYourDrawers ♬ original sound – Marissa