When Bailey McCain is attacked by scaled men in an alley, she is rescued by a group of drop-dead gorgeous strangers who claim to be something other than human and say they want to protect her. Before long, Bailey’s world is turned upside down: mythical creatures are real, ancient demons are bent on killing her, and she’s the mate of demi-god Talos.
Talos, son of Poseidon, doesn’t want a mate, even one who’s the other half of his soul. He’s determined to resist Bailey even though their bond will finally complete him. But demon plots, family secrets, and his meddling brothers combine to keep Bailey by his side.
But Bailey is keeping a secret from Talos–her late uncle left her a journal that puts their lives in danger. Can Bailey and Talos learn to trust each other, before it’s too late to save the Poseidon brothers and their mates?
Review: I have to start off my review by saying that I didn’t read the first book in this series, Poseidon’s Prophecy, and therefore felt that I was at a disadvantage. I think a lot of world building was done in that first book and that they author assumed that the reader had read it. Therefore, for a good chunk of Poseidon’s Fortune, I felt like I was missing a piece of the puzzle.
That said, I believe Ms Standifer has created an interesting mythology surrounding Poseidon’s sons. I just wish that it was a little more clear. I’m not sure, as I said before, if I missed something by not reading book one or if it was intentional, but in the end, I was still left hanging as there were unanswered questions in regards to the over-arcing plot line. But that said, I was intrigued enough to keep reading.
Now on to the romance of Bailey, a human, and Talos, a son of Poseidon. Both characters have their flaws, which isn’t unexpected. Both have trouble believing in this mate thing that has brought them together and then neither of them handle their relationship all that well. Talos’s issues mostly have to do with no experience in love or emotions, really. Bailey’s on the other hand are a trust thing. Since it is a romance, we know they’re going to make things work and getting there is interesting enough.
But what I think really knocks down my review score is the writing style. Now understand, I can be as sarcastic as the next person. But it seemed like everything that came out of Bailey’s mouth until the last chapter was sarcastic. I get it… it’s a defense mechanism. However, when it wasn’t just her but nearly every character, I got tired of it real fast.
All told, it wasn’t a bad story, it could use a little tweaking to make it better. Give the reader some back story so that it stands alone a little better. Put some variety in the characters so that they don’t seem so cookie-cutter. One day I may search out other books in the series, but right now it’s not high on my priority list.