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Lover, Divine (Mythos: Gods & Lovers #1)

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For fans of the Oracle of Delphi series...and for those who aren't...

Born into one of the wealthiest families in Ireland, Siobhan Law has status, privilege, and a secret: The Greek gods of Olympus and their kingdom in the clouds are real, and her family acts as one of their agents on Earth.

When the beautiful immortal celeste Liam Argyros shows up claiming to have come to E
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Published February 25th 2014 (first published February 24th 2014)
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Future Slayer Girl
This story was all kinds of messed up for me. It is hard for me to rate this low, because Ms. Star is a strong writer, I am just not sure I connected with this story because it was almost cruel and sexist to me. I might be digging to deep, but then again, I don't believe I am.

The story as a whole started out very strong for me with powerful world building. Siobhan is a intriguing character and you get the impression she is strong and as independent as she is allowed to be given her families cir
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Ellen
Feb 26, 2014 Ellen rated it did not like it
What the hell? Apollo basically uses his almighty god powers to "claim" Siobhan and it is super creepy. The influentials have a super ingrained patriachy and Siobhan's father and brother treat her like an idiot because she's female. She is expected to remain a virgin until marriage when she gains access to her inheritance. Oh and apparently this is set in the present day.

Also WTF are the Greek Gods doing in Ireland. Either put your Influentials in Greece or Europe or use I dunno the Celtic Gods.
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Christina
Mar 21, 2014 Christina rated it it was amazing
Also posted on: Booksane

I absolutely loved this book!
Now I've read the first Oracle of Delphi which is set in the same world as Lover, Divine and one of my all time favorite characters from Prophecy of the most beautiful was Apollo so I was really excited to hear that there was gonna be a book full of him. Whether he's Liam, L.A or "just" Apollo- I love him. He's just so much fun and well goes for what he wants.
Even if I hadn't read Oracle of Delphi I think I would have loved this book no matt
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Cathy (cathepsut)
Free ARC, provided by NetGalley, thank you!

The blurb sounded a little too heavy on the romance and a bit corny to me, but I was intrigued enough to give this a try. Very short book, under 200 pages.

Here is my first problem with this book: What are the Olympian gods doing in Ireland? Why does the main character know all about them? Not a lot of explanations are forthcoming. World-building is at a minimum. I decided to suspend belief and just go with it. The explanation of how it's all supposed to
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Diane Lynch
Sep 14, 2014 Diane Lynch rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lover, Divine (Mythos: Gods & Lovers #1) by A. Star & Diantha Jones Siobhan Law is from a family that protects the secrete of the existence of the Greek gods and acts as their representatives on earth. She has gained the interest of Apollo, god of the Sun, who is determined to win her heart.

I liked Siobhan. It makes sense that she draws the attention of Apollo since he is the god of music, and she is a talented musician. She is witty and strong. She has a good heart and is likeable.

I do
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Tania
Apr 18, 2015 Tania rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
-ARC kindly offered by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review-

If I had known that I could find an Apollo in Ireland, I would have stayed for much longer.
When I read the plot of this book and the fact that there were my beloved Olympians, it was inevitable not request it on NetGalley. And we add that Apollo is one of my favorite gods along with Ares and the game is done. I was in love crush even before starting to read it ... but my expectations were too high and unfortunat
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Malia (Romance Schmomance)
Now, I'm a huge of greek mythology, that world simply fascinates me, so I was excited to come upon this book. Until I learned who the actual God was, then I was like noooo ... it won't be the ending I was hoping for. You know how those Gods are!

The story itself was interesting, but it didn't quite hold me like I hoped it would. I just wanted more to happen, it didn't seem to go anywhere. It was pretty evident that Siobhan and Liam (aka Apollo) loved each other, but I always questioned the realit
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Jess
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Christine
Mar 14, 2014 Christine rated it liked it
I've always been fond of mythological figures. Whether Greek, Egyptian, Norse--give me a name and I'll tell you everything that I know about that deity. Though I've only read few books that include that topic, I always research about one when I hear about them.


Lover, Divine, adds an exciting twist to the stories of the Olympian Gods. Though I have not yet read its predecessor series, (The Oracle of Delphi), I can say that this book was actually okay to stand in its own. The writing was okay. The
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Olivia
Love is about accepting one another, trusting that each will act out of love and having faith that whatever will be will be.

What if you were in love with a God? What if he loves you and can give you now but not forever?

Your heart wants what it wants.

Siobhan and Apollo's story is really complex I felt as if they would have forever, yet he is a God and she is not. He is always honest yet I felt she gives all of herself and he can only give so much. The book was poetic and very sensual. Yet ther
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Johnnie-Marie Howard
Mar 20, 2014 Johnnie-Marie Howard rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r2r
I finished this in less then 1 day!! what more is their to say besides this maybe the next best thing for Mythology romance story that I have ever read that is next to The Goddess Test by Amiee Carter. I truly mean it this story blew my mind with every page that I moved unto I couldn't get over the amazing words that I was reading. At first to be honest I didn't like it then as I got reading it more and more I loved it and I have to say that it's worth the read for everyone.


*** I received this s
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Alicia
Dec 28, 2015 Alicia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
OMG this book is GOOD. I wasn’t quite this excited when I finished it, but the more I think about it, the more excited I get about it. I really do want to read like ALL of her books now. I’ve read Prophecy of the Most Beautiful and given that 4 stars too. Since this is kind of a prequel series, it’s really cool to recognize names and it really makes me want to go back and re-read/continue with the Prophecy series.

The first half of this book was steamy but the second half was more…sad. I’ll expla
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Tnt Reviews
Mar 16, 2014 Tnt Reviews rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Fate has decided that Siobhan is to fall in love with the greek God Apollo. He is the god of Music and the Sun. From the moment they met, he has been trying to get her into his bed. He desperately wants to have sex with her. Siobhan tells him no time and time again. She is a virgin at 22, and is not ready to give it up just yet. She knows that he is a God and if he wanted to he could just take her and she wouldn't be able to stop hi
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Babel
Mar 30, 2014 Babel rated it really liked it
In a nutshell: a passionate immortal is bent on seducing a spirited Irish maiden. When she discovers who he really is, fate is already in motion and it's too late for anything but wild sex, deep love and mythological war. I wasn't too fond of the male character, too selfish for me. The story, though, is so worthwhile that I need to read the second part now!

En mi blog Torre de Babel:

La mitología griega me atrapa la imaginación. Fue amor a primera vista con LOVER, DIVINE. Me atrae mucho la idea de
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Stephanie (Bookfever.♥)
I can't get enough of this world. I just can't! If it wasn't obvious before, it's damn obvious now. Any book in this world, whether it be Oracle of Delphi, Mythos or this one, Mythos: Gods & Lovers; it's obsolutely amazing. I love them and they are by far my favorite books about Greek mythology!

Also, this book has an unconventional romance. I love unconventional romances and I feel even if I hadn't read the Oracle books I would have loved it anyway. But I have read the Oracle books and am so
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Liana Smith Bautista | Will Read for Feels
Note: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I’ll admit it took me a while to get into this novel. I think it was because I was struggling to figure out the main character’s accent, not being overly familiar with the Irish brogue. It was a little distracting. I’d read other Irish characters before, such as the ones in Nora RobertsNora Roberts’ Gallaghers of Ardmore trilogy (possibly my absolute fave
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Jessica (Stuck in Books)
I am fascinated by Greek mythology. I think it's the coolest thing, and I have ever since I first started actually learning about it. And my favorite god? Apollo. Therefore, I pretty much needed to read this book. Lover, Divine was interesting, as I expected it would be, but it was also a whole lot of sweet, too.

Siobhan was a good narrator, and while I don't really see her as remarkable, I did kind of like her. She took everything with her own little stride and I liked that. Plus, she did become
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John
***Disclaimer: I received a copy in exchange for a review.***

There's a interesting plot here amidst all the hot, zexxy good times but it gets lost in a shuffle of silliness and lack of information.

Siobhan is an Influential- descended from the gods and who meets Liam, whom she believes to be one of the Immortal Celeste- mortals infused by the gods to help them remain divine (how?). Liam openly and brazenly propositions Siobahn, knowing she’s a virgin and protected by her family, yet this doesn’t
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Vonnie
Sep 18, 2014 Vonnie rated it liked it
Having a romantic relationship with a Greek god could be tempting. I liked the premise of this book since I wanted to know how Greek gods played a role in Ireland. While I read the book, my feelings for it became confused. Do I love it or do I hate it? Perhaps it was a little bit of both.

I was completely hooked the first couple of chapters of the book. It had a very strong beginning. I immediately liked the main character, Siobhan, and I was thrilled to read about a world with music. When Liam w
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Ryan Snyder
Sep 10, 2016 Ryan Snyder rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, hmaybe
3.7/5

My thoughts are all over the place when I try to sit down and review this book. On the one hand, I want to be mad at Apollo and demand that Siobhan deserves so much better than the life she is destined for. By today's standards, I want to scream that an injustice is being done to her and that Apollo is not worth it. But on the other hand, I can put the book into a perspective where I view if from the Greek mythology standpoint. The Greek gods were some messed up deities and nothing ever tur
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Michelle Book Briefs
Lover, Divine is the first book in the Gods and Lovers series. This is an adult series, but it is also a prequel series for the young adult Prophecy of the Most Beautiful, book 1 in the Oracle of Delphi series. I didn't know this until I had almost finished the book. I read Prophecy of the Most Beautiful towards the end of last year, and I thought it was a great read. I love that there are now two series living in the same world. The Adult series are the stories of the Gods, and the Young Adult ...more
ReadingDiva Book Reviews
**Originally posted @ ReadingDiva's Blog

REVIEW: Lover, Devine is a nice and sweet romance-mythology novel in modern days where Apollo the God of The Sun has come down from Mythos to claim the mortal who will bare his children. I am a big fan of Greek Mythology I am also a fan of authors who are capable of mixing modern society with ancient cultures & myth. Lover, Devine is the first book of the Mythos: Gods and Lovers Series by A. Star.

The Plot

The plot revolves around Apollo and his visit to
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Patricia
This book appealed to me because I really enjoyed P.C. Cast's Goddess Summoning series. I adore Greek Mythology, I love romance, what was there not to get excited about?

The Gods have always been a tricky lot—and perhaps, in this, A. Star stayed more faithful than most. While Apollo made it clear that he loves Siobhan, there are no promises of fidelity, in fact, to the contrary. He's immortal, he's a God. A faithful God of the Greek pantheon does sound like a stretch I suppose.

Interesting take on
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Shelly
Aug 31, 2016 Shelly rated it liked it
I liked the setting, romance and the mythology premise of the story. I also enjoyed the mystery aspect and trying to figure what the gods had in store for Siobhan. The strong writing pulled me in and I wanted to know what happened, even though I didn’t like the two main characters.

Siobhan Law is part of the Family of Influence, agents of the Olympians that control Earth. There are twelve families, two for each continent and they execute the agenda of the gods. Immortal celestes are mortals that
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Carrie Slager
Feb 25, 2014 Carrie Slager rated it it was amazing
[Full disclosure: I was provided a free ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review.]

This one is a bit of a genre leap from my usual YA fare but I was more than willing to give it a try. A. Star is actually Diantha Jones (she uses the name to write all her more ‘adult’ books) but it connects with the Oracle of Delphi series that I so love. Basically, I figured why not?

I was actually quite satisfied with the results. This isn’t just an erotic novel (although it is that). There’s actually a
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Sabrina
Jul 07, 2014 Sabrina rated it it was amazing
I really love books that have the Greek Gods & Goddess in them and Lover, Divine is no exception. I was hooked from the prologue until the very last page.

Siobhan is from one of the wealthiest families in Ireland. She has wealth, privilege, and status but with all this comes huge secrets as her family is an agent for the Greek Gods & Goddess of Mt. Olympus. But Siobhan finds solstice in her music. She is an amazing violinist in her schools’ orchestra but when she is challenged for her ch
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T.M. B.A. Corbett
Jul 08, 2014 T.M. B.A. Corbett rated it liked it
The characters are charming, the story is intriguing, and the sexual situation are rousing.
I feel like if you love romance, fantasy, and mythology then you should definitely read this book. I liked the conversations between Siobhan and Liam because it shows that Siobhan is a strong spirited young woman who will not give up her virginity easily. Sadly though as the story proceeds Siobhans' desire for Liam/Apollo takes over her personality, which leads to unfortunate events. Also Liam starts out a
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Kayla West
May 26, 2014 Kayla West rated it it was amazing
WHEW!! This book is hotter than the God Apollo himself, if I do say so. It contained some steamy scenes that must surely need a warning label. But besides that, it had some wonderfully written characters that had so much depth to them. Not just our two lovers, the main characters, Liam and Siobhan, but the rest of the characters had a pull to them that made me just want to know more about each and every one. More specifically...Siobhan's friend, Vicky.

Okay, so for those of you reading this revie
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Melissa Cushing
Jul 17, 2014 Melissa Cushing rated it really liked it
I give this book 4 STARS! Great read and it was very easy for me to get into from the first page and sadly it seemed to be over so quickly. You know it is a good book when you cannot put it down and is over before you know it. This was different and I have always loved Mythology in general, so any book that does a twist on Mythology is a winner for me. I must say that A. Star has a fun and vibrant writing style.... I was hooked from the beginning! I love Liam's character and I loved how he would ...more
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