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The Love Delusion

(The Gods of Love #2)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  26 reviews

That's the belief of Frida McKenzie, devoted member of The Love Delusion movement, determined to cure humans of our ridiculous obsession with love.

But there's something she's forgotten...

When Frida finds a mysterious picture of herself with a man she barely knows, the certainties she has about her world begin to unravel.

What are the sinister roots of t
Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 7th 2019 by Piatkus
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Whispering Stories
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Love Delusion is the second book in a series by author Nicola Mostyn, the first book being ‘The Gods of Love’. Unfortunately I haven’t read book one and to be honest I didn’t even know it existed until I was partway through this book. However, I can honestly say that this book worked fine as a standalone.

The plot begins with Frida and her boyfriend Dan being chased in a car. They are nearly at their ‘safe zone’ when they are caught. They both commit to finding each other in the future. Why t
Dash fan
4☆ A Unique Enthralling Fantasy Romance that combines Humour, Mythology and

The Love Delusion is a really enthralling Fantasy Romance. It's not something I would normally read, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

This is the second book in the series, although it can be read as a standalone I feel I missed out on the characterisation and the world building that sets the scene.

I was pleasantly surprised at just how different this book was. It's not something I have come across before. The blurb
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Quirky, witty and brilliantly written, The Love Delusion is a smart, sassy and scintillating read that will draw you in from page one and keep you engrossed and entertained until the very last full stop.

Frida McKenzie does not have much time for relationships. Frida believes that romantic love is an illusion and a myth which the Western world is weirdly obsessed with. As a member of The Love Delusion movement, Frida is passionate about finding a cure for society’s ridiculous and ill-founded beli
Dave Holwill
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Utterly mad sequel to the excellent Gods Of Love. Frida and Dan go to even greater lengths to stop Anteros in a shockingly believeable plot of epic proportions. Loved it.

This was the continuation from book 1 The Gods of Love, where Frida and her love Dan had forgotten each other. Frida was a divorce solicitor who was a part of a cult against love. She was the Love Delusionist, an Anterist. The mortals were being manipulated by the Greek Gods Hades and Anteros, who were using the cult to sway people on earth against love.

A picture of herself with a man got her investigating into the depths of it. She met Dan, who thought they were role playing, and soon a woman
Wow - talk about different! This is a fantastic mix of romance, suspense and Greek mythology all skilfully interwoven into an enthralling page turner.

Frida and Dan used to be lovers who were fighting to protect humanity. However, betrayal, capture and a drink make them forget everything about what they have been involved in - including each other! When they meet again, they're on opposite sides with Frida being a devotee and leader in the Love Delusion movement and Dan is against it. They have a
Chris Roberts
Jan 29, 2020 rated it did not like it
She is fire approaching,
blazing sexo-drama eyes,
breathlessly, Aphrodite, a commotion of the heart,
Aphrodite struts down the sidewalk,
buildings crumble,
and she prays for rock-it-down-harder-days,
it ain't enough to be love strong,
the heart must be given absent,
effusive embarrassments,
acts of intimacy exploratory
and displayed true love achingly.

She throws, "No love lost" at me,
love implodes, reloads,
the deadly death of lovers ever in a collapsible state,
if you want true love, love yourself
après avoir adoré le tome 1, j'attendais avec impatience ce tome 2 et je n'ai pas été déçue *-*

Nicola Mostyn manie très bien l'humour, un rythme bien dosé entre des scènes calmes et des scènes d'action trépidantes, le suspense et évidemment le WTF xD ... c'est très librement inspiré de la mythologie grecque avec des références plus ou moins connues (là je dis merci à moi-même d'avoir lu "mythos" de Stephen Fry ente temps lol parce que je les ais reconnues xD).

le seul truc dommage c'est que c'es
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I had been anticipating the sequel to 'The Gods of Love' and was delighted when I was approved for the ARC. I'm always slightly nervous if a follow-up will meet my expectations, and I'm glad to report that this book does. The action-packed pace of the first book is maintained, but this time there is an additional depth because of how much I was invested in Freya and Dan being okay. Some old characters from the first book pop up and the fabulous blend of Greek mythology and urban fantasy kept me ...more

This is the second book in a series where I didn't read the first.  Usually that is a problem but this series is perfect for this situation.  The book opens with two people being captured.  You don't know why they are running.  The next chapter is two years later and their memories have been wiped.  If you didn't read the first book you get to figure out what is going on right along with the characters. It worked really well.  I'm sure reading this book is a totally different experience if you
Steph Warren
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author and Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources blog tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*

I started my book blog to shout about books that I love. Today is a very good day to be a book blogger! Today The Love Delusion launches and oh my gods and goddesses I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!

We are back with Frida and Dan, so I thoroughly recommend that you read The Gods of Love first – it sets the world and characters up and is al
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is a follow on from The Gods of Love. You don't have to read the first book before Love Delusion. As this to me could be a stand alone book. This book covers all the bases so don't worry. (I've got the first book just need to read it )

You start of the book by following Frida around laughing at the thought that people still love each other and her group (or cult) join together each week to discuss future events.

Frida is on her way into the building when a striking gentleman wants to dis
Cassandra MADEUP BookBlog
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
The first thing I need to say about this book, is that it really is not what I was expecting! I don’t know what I expected, but this wasn’t it, in the best kind of way. I suppose I was expecting a typical romantic story, but what I found was something with a very different concept behind it, that was then well developed to intrigue and engage from start to end. My only quibble would be that occasionally the story did seem to slow more than was comfortable, that being said it didn’t stop me wanti ...more
Kayleigh Brown
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Not sure what I was expecting but it is was a pleasant surprise and not something I had read before. I was a little disappointed to learn that this is the second book in a series but it didn’t matter a jot of difference because it was so easy to fall into. The prologue grabbed me straight away and I was excited to read more. I was taking it all very seriously and was questioning the whole movement and ideology. The whole Darwin comparison and the back story of the movement, cult whatever you wan ...more
Tasha Williams
Sep 07, 2019 rated it liked it
::..Reviewed for Red's Midnight Readers..::

I was very kindly offered an ARC of this in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. I have given it 3.5 stars.

Going into the book, I didn't realize that it was in fact book two of a duology, which slightly changes how I feel about it.

It's actually a really good read, I initially felt like something was missing but now I know it was a whole other book but it can be read without it. We meet two people who are running from something but we don't know w
Jessica Belmont
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed The Love Delusion. It was a fun blend of Greek Gods, adventure and a bit of humor. It has an interesting plot that intrigued me from the beginning. It took me a little while to fully immerse myself into the story, but once I knew the characters, I was all in.

I love the action in this story. There were quite a bit of twits and turns and it moved the plot forward, keeping me fully entertained. Nicola Mostyn’s writing is wonderful. She has a way of captivating her readers with witty chara
Tasha Mahoney
Sep 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hi Folks, first of all, I have to say that I really like this cover.

This is a second book in the series and I have to admit that I could have enjoyed this book more if I had read the first. (my bad!) So while I did enjoy The Love Delusion, I would have loved to read the previous book because at times I felt like I was missing plenty of information.

I can say that while I was bamboozled at times, I did enjoy the story and would definitely read more by Ms Mostyn. Her characters are will developed,
Aug 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book via Net Galley in exchange for my honest review.

Somehow I missed this is the second book of a duology. There were several crucial elements of world building I was obviously missing. All the pent up energy that normally fuels me reading a conclusion in a series was not completely there. Again all my fault, but I still really enjoyed reading this book

From what I did grasp of the storyline and background I really want to go back an read the first book. The
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have really enjoyed reading this book, from the description I thought this would be a similar read to Delirium.
I have enjoyed the author's style of writing, I was able to engage in the story and follow easily.
I was unaware that this was the follow up to another book so not all aspects have fully made sense. However, a cult against love is always an interesting concept.
This is a concept which really intrigued me so overall this has been an enjoyable read. I am definitely keen to read more by th
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Memory loss. One of my least favourite plot devices. And yet. The set up for this happening was clearly laid out in the first book, so we aren’t blindsided by it, and the element of having one person remember and the other not is handled well. We also get an expanding cast and they are wonderful; the refreshing, light tone of the first book isn’t lost. Overall, this is another caper and it’s not quite as strong as the first, but it’s still a fun read with people you actually like.
I struggled rating this. I think I liked it just as much as the first one, and I actually loved the re-introduction to Dan, but I didn't really like Anterist-Frida. I know it's the point that she's super cynical, she's been manipulated and she's lost something important to her only she doesn't remember what. But we had Frida being introduced to the magical world and not really believing any of it was real and being super cynical in the first book and I didn't think we needed all of that again - ...more
Holly Cave
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Strap yourself in for a wild ride on this funny and fast-paced romantic urban fantasy adventure! I have to applaud Nicola Mostyn on the imagination required to concoct The Love Delusion. It's utterly unique and yet draws on so many themes from myths and modern culture. Very clever. This and the first book in the duology, The Gods of Love, deserve to be bestsellers, in my humble opinion.
Sep 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
“The Love Delusion” is a genre defying magical adventure. It was refreshing to see some strong female leads in this type of story and I really enjoyed the fast-pace. It’s 4 stars from me!

My full review:
Nick Brown
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Myths, monsters and modern love.
Dec 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
As a fan of the ancient myths and legends imagine my delight upon reading The Gods of Love last year and now it’s sequel The Love Delusion! The ancient Gods and Goddesses live amongst us and I loved this modern update on what they would be doing now.

Frida (who is a descendant of Eros, God of Love) has had her memory wiped and is now a Love Delusionist, a member of a movement that encourages people to be single and turn them against love. She has no memory of her previous battle with Anteros (hea
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