Published: January 18, 2022
Genre(s): adult, romance, mythology retelling
Read as: paperback, owned
He was the most beautiful man alive.
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 knew she’d have to face Aphrodite’s ire 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. But when it comes time to take out his latest target, he can’t do it. Confused by his reaction to Psyche, he does the only thing he can think of to keep her safe: he marries her. Psyche vows to make Eros’s life a living hell until they find a way out of this mess. But as lines blur and loyalties shift, she realizes he might take her heart after all…and she’s not sure she can survive the loss. (Goodreads)
This book was exactly what I needed, exactly when I needed it. With every book she writes, Katee Robert’s craft just gets better and better and Electric Idol is her best work yet. That is saying a lot because I absolutely loved Neon Gods and I thought there was no way she could outdo herself. But here we are. I’m making the prediction right now that Electric Idol is going to be in the top five of my top ten list for 2022.
But, about the book…
I’m going into this review with the expectation that you, the reader, has read Neon Gods and understands the family dynamics and structures at play. Psyche is the sister of Persephone, daughter of Demeter, and her life is complicated. When her mother decides to marry her off to gain more power, well, here starts the snowball effect that leads to a fantastic, if perilous, romance.
I honestly didn’t think that I would like Psyche. I thought she would be written as sweet and a little simple. I should have known better. Psyche may be sweet but she is also fiercely intelligent, admirably loyal, and always thinking ahead and making a plan to tackle whatever it is that Olympus has thrown her and her family.
Her sweet but cunning personality pared up with Eros’s deadly reputation really stirs the pot. Eros is known as a cold hearted killer without a shred of sympathy or empathy in his body. But, he spares Psyche’s life because she was one of the few people who had ever been kind to him. The drama, romance, and character development from there is truly fantastic. I loved watching these two get to know and trust each other. Their dynamic is wonderful and Eros never looks down on Psyche. He trusts her to make good decisions and follows her lead. That, folks, is sexy.
Overall, I loved this book. I can easily see myself reading this again and am very much looking forward to the next book in this series. Katee Robert has proved again why she is one of my most read authors and if you love an erotic romance with mafia-like themes then you should definitely pick up her Dark Olympus series.