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Accidentally In Love With... A God? (Accidentally Yours, Bk 1)
Accidentally In Love With A God - Accidentally Yours, Bk 1 Author:Mimi Jean Pamfiloff Trapped for decades, a powerful god seeks freedom... and revenge. But the only thing that can save him is the passion of a woman's touch... Emma Keane is your average city girl trying to get a date. There's just one thing holding her back: the disembodied male voice speaking to her through her mind. Sound kind of crazy?... more » Maybe. But crazy turns downright deadly when the voice persuades her to travel to the wilds of the Mayan jungle. There she will free his body -- his incredibly hot, muscled, naked body.
Humans are so frail, so undisciplined, so susceptible to love. And when this ancient being connects with Emma, the feelings she sparks drive him utterly mad. Protective, keep-her-close, never-let-her-go kind of mad. Which might not be such a bad thing because from the moment the beautiful, passionate Emma unshackles his body, they are hunted at every turn. Now he'll have to do everything in his power to keep her safe. But will it be enough?« less
The overall concept of the book was highly entertaining, but I felt the relationship between the two main characters needed to be fleshed out a bit more in the beginning. I felt a bit like I had jumped into a story already 1/4 of the way through. The characters were hilarious, even though Emma was a little too whiney for my taste, and the plot was very good. I am definitely interested in reading more in the series.
Mary M. (emeraldfire) - , reviewed Accidentally In Love With... A God? (Accidentally Yours, Bk 1) on
Twenty-two-year-old Emma Keane is just your average city girl trying to get a date. She's a petite and bubbly redhead who's always up for having a little fun. There's just one tiny snag holding her back from finding the perfect guy. And that would be...well...'Guy': the disembodied male voice speaking to her in her mind.
Sound kind of crazy? Probably. But crazy turns downright deadly when the voice persuades Emma to travel deep into the Mayan jungle. There she will be able to free him from the prison where he has been trapped for the past seven decades.
Humans are so vulnerable, so undisciplined, so susceptible to their emotions - particularly love. He must have spent too much time among human-kind before his imprisonment, because it certainly seems that many of their vulnerabilities have begun to alter his personality. That must be the only reason why from the first moment this ancient being connects with Emma, the feelings she sparks drive him utterly mad. Never before has he felt such a protective, keep-her-close, never-let-her-go kind of madness for one particular woman.
Actually, that might not be such a bad idea, because from the moment the beautiful, passionate Emma unshackles his body, they are hunted at every turn. Now he'll have to do everything in his considerable power to keep her safe. But will that be enough? Honestly, if he wasn't already immortal, Emma Keane would quite literally be the death of him!
This is the first book by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff that I've ever read. I usually enjoy reading paranormal romances - especially stories that draw from cultural myths. In my opinion, this was a thoroughly engaging story - filled with a number of likable characters - along with several characters who I felt quite comfortable hating from their introduction, as well. The plot was thrilling and action-packed, and held my attention until the very end.
I give Accidentally in Love With...A God? an A+! and look forward to reading the next book in the series sometime very soon. I'm actually quite curious to see how this story will continue; and how each subsequent book will incorporate the world that Ms. Pamfiloff has created with this series.
This a fun read sort of what MaryJanice Davidson might do with the whole Mayan pantheon at her disposal.
Emma has had an invisible friend most of her life. Well, invisible as in he talks to her in her head, and she wavers between wanting him to be real and fearing shes just delusional. When she grows up she wants him gone. Really. I mean, how normal can a woman be who has somebody talking in her head? And when she tries to date? Disaster! And he never answers her questions, not even about his name.
Her voice informs her that his body is being held captive in Mexico and gives her very specific directions on where to go and what to do and totally refuses to take NO for an answer. So our intrepid heroine treks reluctantly off to Mexico with severely mixed feelings and hopes that if hes really there and isnt some kind of alien warthog that she might finally get some answers.
Of course complications abound, there are the Maaskab, ugly witch doctor types with even uglier habits, Emmas missing grandmother who was apparently handed over to the Maaskab, good gods, bad gods, unknown allies, battle, torture and immortality. And then theres the pesky little fact that sex with the gods tends to be fatal for the human
However the rocky the road to romance does lead to a happily ever after. But be warned, the last page contains an oh my god teaser Avoid unless youre prepared to rush out and buy the next book!
I really enjoyed this one, the snarky dialogue made me laugh and Emma was a great character, if ADHD about her feelings and loyalties. You definitely agreed with Emma when she wanted to smack her voice and then his incarnation for being high-handed and never explaining things all for her own good, of course. Guy/Votan stumbled through falling in love but hey, even 70,000 year old gods arent too old to learn new tricks!