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This book could not be read as a standalone as it was difficult to understand the characters and their various relationships with each other. I knew nothing about the villains and heroes. The review is based on what I understood in this book.

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 named Psyche led them to the truth where they realized that the Anteros and Hades had planned all this, and there was a battle looming. Was love going to disappear from Earth?

My first book by Nicola Mostyn, the latter parts of the book was fun once I got to know the characters and their past. The Greek gods were the characters in this book in all theur glory, where love and immortality was the theme. It was quite a twisted conundrum to see all the subplots of the mythology being used here. Balance was tipping over on earth, and it was up to our two main characters along with Psyche to stop them all.

The story had action and adventure, it had love and war. It showed Gods in a different perspective, they were still the wily lot. Tartarus and Kronos found their place. The fight between the Gods and the mortals had its many twists, and it soon became a race against time to bring back love as a choice for humans.

Nicola Mostyn’s writing had humor in its core. The action had me backing up the two protagonists, I kept egging them on to move faster to stop the gods. There were moments especially in the end where the words gripped me.

Where there is love, there is hope

A single moment stolen in time, a moment where the truth stopped time, a moment when time showed what love was all about. That was when I fell in love with this book completely. The author’s words were so powerful, an earth magic, you could say. She showed me what it took, the purity of our hearts and the spark in our souls, were all that was needed to shower this book with its brilliance.

A story which grew on me, an adventure which warmed my heart, and an author whose words became a sparkling delight—What more could I ask for from the Greek Gods of books? An unexpected, fun read!!

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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Nicola was born in Manchester and has worked as a bookseller, copywriter, journalist and a columnist, most recently for the Big Issue.

Her tongue-in-cheek agony column Dear Kitty was nominated for Best New Blog in the Manchester Blog Awards and her short stories have appeared in The Flash (Social Disease) and Liverpool publication SevenStreets.

She has a Master’s degree in English Literature and has spent more time immersed in the works of Philip Larkin than is strictly healthy.

Nicola’s debut novel, The Gods of Love, will be published in February 2018 by Piatkus, an imprint of Little, Brown. She is represented by Susan Armstrong of C+W Agency.

She lives in Manchester with her partner.


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 the cult that seems to have gripped humanity? Why can’t she remember anything about her life before – including the strange(ly attractive) man in that picture? And just when exactly did she take up fantasy role play?

As a battle approaches that’s been millennia in the making, it’s beginning to look like there’s only one question that really matters: if love conquers all, what happens when it’s gone?

Publication Date: 5th September 2019

Publisher: Piatkus

7 Responses

  1. This sounds quite creative, and a different kind of read than your norm – you are really stretching your boundaries

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