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(Hearts and Arrows #2)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  561 ratings  ·  152 reviews
Bestselling author Staci Hart brings you the second installment of an addictive romantic mythology series where love is the ultimate game, and Aphrodite always wins.

Even the gods cannot betray the will of the stars.

It’s been a hundred years since she’s warmed my bed, a hundred years spent waiting for her. Now we’ll compete again in a game that matters little to me. But my
Published August 24th 2017 (first published July 27th 2013)
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A literary gem!!! Staci Hart has once again slayed me with her visceral and breathtaking prose in her newest and latest release, Shift. Who would have thought a book that focuses on uniting two strangers falling in love could be so beautifully intertwined with Greek mythology? Two different stories taking place and yet one poignant and beautiful union begins.

d1d779e8580feb04a4a7ceb8654f31 “He would catch her. This time, he wouldn't let go.”

Aphrodite is the Goddess of L
top pick

Staci Hart continues to SLAY ME with her words, her characters, and her brain! This is probably one of my absolute FAVORITES of hers!!! My heart hurts and yet it is so full at the same time! Ms. Hart gives us a bunch of moving parts, but lays it out in a way that flows effortlessly. There are characters to LOVE! There are characters that you will LOVE to HATE! SHIFT, book two in this amazing series HAS IT ALL! This was a BEAUTIFUL and COMPLEX MESS of a ROMANCE, and I wouldn't have had it any
Kandi Steiner
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
HOLY FUCKING HELL. This book... this SERIES is just so incredible. I am so addicted and sucked in and PANTING for more. Full review to come!
Staci Hart
Aug 20, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

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Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing

5 Mythological CROWNS

I really enjoyed the second installment of this series. The way Staci Hart intertwined the romance of Kat and Dillon with that of Aphrodite and Ares is brilliant and captivated me from the very beginning.

The gods and their competition is a continuation from the first book, with Ares taking on Aphrodite. What I enjoyed about this book versus the last is the history between these two gods. The animosity that is laced with passion for each othe
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OH GOOD GODS!!! HOLY HADES!!!! This book was AWESOME!!!! I was super excited to read this book. I really enjoyed the first book in the series as I’m a sucker for Greek mythology. The competition is on and this time the stakes are oh so very high as Dita takes on none other than the God of War himself - Ares!! Ares and Dita have a complicated history filled with lust/love and hate. Their chemistry is explosive, scorching OMG! Ares takes what he wants no questions asked and he wants Dita!!
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2 Stars

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Thank you to Social Butterfly PR for giving me a chance to review an advanced reader's copy of Shift.

I think that Staci Hart's idea of combining two separate stories into one book is brilliant, especially if one of the stories is about Greek Gods and what they are up to today. In fact, everything Staci Hart mentions about the Gods' relations to one another, their history, their relationships, their kids, all those things can be
Heather C
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, august-2017
"They were fire and tinder, hot and destructive, dangerous and comforting." 

I really am having fun with this series. I just love the idea of merging Greek Gods into the modern world. Sure, they are ruthless and play with other's lives but I can't seem to get enough of it. Not sure what that says about me. 

Since Paper Fools, I wanted to get Ares and Aphrodite's story. Together these two are fire and ice. They are so much alike yet different. I was so torn throughout the entire book. I would pull
Beneath The Covers Blog
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sonal, arcs, 2017-reads
4.5 galaxy defying stars!!!!

As soon as I finished this book I went out to my balcony and screamed how much I love Staci.

It has been a hundred years since Ares had a taste of the woman he loves. She has avoided him at all costs but now that every last obstacle has been removed, he is ready to claim her as his once again. And this time he is not letting her go.

I am going to say it even though we all know and feel it. Staci is a genius when it comes to story telling. She takes everything you love a
Nadine ShelfLove
5 Outstanding Stars

I've been a fan of Staci's Good God series since I accidently stumbled over her first book Deer in Headlights . I was lucky to read an advanced copy of Snake in the Grass and it literally blew my mind.

Staci's way of writing totally hooked me and I couldn't get enough of Dita, Ares, and the other Gods. She perfectly includes some awesome flashbacks into her story which functioned as the missing pieces to a puzzle - I totally loved to read those!!

Her story put me many times on
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

Shift is the second book in the Hearts & Arrows series by Staci Hart. Full of mythology, magic, and excitement, it’s an entertaining story where Greeks gods love their games and unsuspecting humans are the players. Ares and Aphrodite are the next competitors and each has their own reward in mind.
They were Mars and Venus. Man and Woman. Ares and Aphrodite. The bond between them was unbreakable, undeniable, no matter how she had tried to reject it, tried to stay away. She'd never qu
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: august-2017
I'm not sure how to write this review. Like I'm not sure how to full explain SHIFT to you at all. I have SO MANY good words swimming around in my head that could describe it but I feel that none of them are enough to actually make you understand what SHIFT is.

SHIFT takes us back to the ever magical and mythical world of greek Gods and their wars of love. Now I'm not a reader of the magical, mythical, fantasy type romances they just don't do it for me. BUT these books do, you see, Staci blends a
Holy Hades Five Stars!

Staci Hart your writing just keeps getting better. This book sucks you in and doesn't let go. I finished this book last night and still keep thinking about where she is going to go with the next book (which I need NOW).

Snake in the Grass follows the long complicated history of Ares and Dita. These two take love/hate relationships to a whole new level. Ares wants one thing out of life and that's Dita. Now that he thinks he has her he will do anything to keep her for good. D
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it

This is the second book in the Hearts and Arrows series and much like the first it is really two stories in one. Well in this case almost three stories all in one. In one story we have Ares and Aphrodite who have centuries of history, filled with lies, betrayal and love. In the other other story we have Kat and Dillon who do not get off on the right foot. While in the background there is another story playing out.

Told in alternating places Ares and Dite are up against each other in this round a
Imani Blake (Enamored Reads)
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“‘They’re so much alike, and that might be their end. Because if neither of them will bend, they’ll break .’”

You know a book is good when you can’t put it down and your quote highlights? Yeah those are nonexistent because you were just THAT tuned into the book. Classic Staci Hart novel right there and Shift was no different!

This book was just EVERYTHING! I can’t. I couldn’t. My heart would not stop beating for the LIFE OF ME while reading this book. Not to mention the passion each character
Anne Milne
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG this series is simply stunning I can't think of a single thing I dislike. The premise for these stories is unique, I don't know of any other books like them.
The author gives us a love story with a twist and it's not just one couple we follow. The gods are playing again they've picked their players and will use any means that win.
Kat and Dillon are fantastic characters on their own but together they are dynamite. From the moment they meet sparks fly they hate each other but somehow they have
Emily Lewis
Jun 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So excited to have been lucky enough to read an advance copy of this wonderful book. I was hooked from the beginning of the Good Gods series with Deer in Headlights. Although Deer in Headlights left large shoes to fill for a sequel, Snake in the Grass knocked it out of the park. I immediately fell in love with Kat and Dillon as well as Kiki and Owen and found myself pulling for both couples several times. You get it all with this book- laughing, crying, happy, sad and of course some steamy scene ...more
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This is the second book on Staci's series Hearts and Arrows. Putting my feelings for this book into words have been really hard. SO MANY EMOTIONS and a lot happening at once. The trill and excitement of this story It's like watching The Hunger Games OLYMPIAN SEASON; your weapons are feelings and your goal either destroy or build love. I LOOOVE the way Staci incorporated Greek Mythology to this love stories. Having all this Sexy gorgeous Gods in the mix give it an edge. I hi
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
This may contain very minor spoilers the end and major events were left out of the review

Ok, where do I start? I received an advanced copy of this book to give an honest review because Staci Hart is my favorite person EVER!!

So let me be completely honest


One of my favorite books this year. WOW the emotions that this book makes you feel, is overwhelming and completely awesome. Books that make you want to throw them across the room because you get so angry
DeAnne Cherry
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dita is back in this second installment of the Good Gods series, and this time she's up against her former lover Ares. She has "good intentions" of staying away from him, but we all know where good intentions go when it concerns our ex's right? H. E. Double hockey sticks.

The player Ares chooses is Dillon, a bare knuckle underground fighter with a past that will melt any girls heart and make you want to wrap him up in the biggest hug ever. Even Kat, Dita's player, is effected and she's a shrewd s
Paula  Phillips
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
#Note to reader : This is book #2 in a series - it can be read as a stand-alone but if you have not read Book #1 you won't understand the prologue as I was like what , who are they ?

Lucky, for me I do have Book#1 Deer in Headlights to go back and read.

One of my favourite reading fascinations has always been that of the Greek Mythology and I adore reading about the Greek Gods e.g like PC Cast's Goddess Series . So when I saw a tour invite go out for Staci Hart's book "Snake in the Grass" I just
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy smokes. The end of this book hit like a freight train. A big freight train. One that was probably carrying large, heavy things that would make getting hit by a freight train even more painful.

Wait. I'm not saying that this book is painful to read. It's not. It's kinda glorious. In the OMG! PLEASE PUT MY HEART BACK IN MY CHEST, YOU FIENDISH AUTHOR sort of way.

Yeah, so, umm... this book is good. Between Dita and Ares engaging in their sexy, let-me-rip-your-clothes-off-and-have-angry-sex-wth-y
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*This Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review*

So book 2 in the Good Gods series is easily as good as the first but for me it was for strikingly different reasons.

In book one it was the "human players" story that I kept wanting to get to, but this time, as interesting and thrilling as that storyline was, I was wrapped up in the drama of the Gods and wanted to see what was going on there!

This book is a definite page turner with a few twists and turns that were decidedly
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really love the concept behind this series! I felt like I was busy trying to learn the game and feel out the main characters in the first book. But with the second one I could dive right in.
In this book, backgrounds of the characters were more pronounced and I could relate to what made them behave the way they did. Being a little bit of a Greek geek I did find myself getting excited when new gods came into play, Stife being a favorite. I feel like Staci's personality descriptions of these myt
Andrea Beck
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good gods! *fanning myself* What an amazing book! Should I say it? Do I dare? Thus far, this book is my favorite and I have a feeling, Staci Hart will dazzle me with her next book even more. First, her covers are original and stunning. It's a nice change of pace from seeing the same old stock photo covers that every author seems to be using. I giving absolutely nothing away but let me say, you won't be disappointed. And, I fell even more in love with Dita. She's totally my fictional girl crush.
Jun 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fabulous book by Staci Hart! Reviews are not my thing, but I will say that if you loved Deer in Headlights you will fall head over heels with Snake in the Grass!
Kaytlyn (The Bohemian Bookworm)
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-arc-copies
Alright guys…I am going to struggle a lit bit with this review. I absolutely love Staci Hart and her writing. She is up there isn my top 5 favorite author list. Her work is just so magical and raw and beautiful. I’ve never really read one of Hart’s books that I didn’t love. The first book in this series, Paper Fools, blew me away I loved it! I loved all the elements that Hart brought together to give us a story that was one of a kind. You can get a peek at my review for Paper Fools here. I was s ...more
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, read-in-2017

The Hearts and Arrows Series continues with Aphrodite taking on Ares in the games, and a new couple chosen in the game of love. The players this time around are Kat and Dillion and they are perfectly imperfect for one another.

I am quickly becoming addicted to this series. Not only do we get a new couple that the God’s are playing with (Dita to make them fall in love, and who she’s competing with to keep them apart) but we also have also have the crazy twis
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4-4.5 stars. Aphrodite is in another competition, where her opponent is Ares, the one god that she has the most complicated history with. Equal parts friend and foe with Ares, Dita is determined to win as always. But Ares is willing to play dirty if that means he can conquer the game because what he wants more than anything from Dita is not something she is going to relinquish easily. I thought Ares was a good match to Dita in the last book, but now that I know more about him and how he operates ...more
ARC provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.

Since reading Paper Fool's I was so excited to learn the next book in the Hearts and Arrows series would release soon. You can't imagine how happy I was to learn I won an arc, so I was able to read Shift a little early.
I was most looking forward to continuing Dita's story. And I can tell you it was everything I expected it to be. The tension between Dita and Ares is almost tangible. Their love/ hate relationship is set up for disaster a
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