Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Immortally Yours by Angie Fox

Immortally Yours, Angie Fox, St. Martins Press
Monster M*A*S*H #1
No one patches up the incoming wounded like Dr. Petra Robichaud. Recruited by the gods for her uncanny medical skills, she’s the best M*A*S*H surgeon in the army. Along with a nosy guard sphinx,vegetarian werewolf, and otherparanormal paramedics, she bandages soldiers who are built like Greek gods (literally). But when one sexy immortal ends up on her operating table—half dead and totally to-die-for—Petra’s afraid she’ll lose her patient and her heart…

Commander Galen of Delphi is one gorgeous but stubborn demi-god. When his spirit tries to slip out of his fatally wounded body, Dr. Petra has to slip it back in—unwittingly revealing her ability to see ghosts. Now that Galen knows her secret, he’s convinced she’s part of an ancient prophecy. If the oracles are right, Petra could lead Galen’s army to peace. And if he seduces her on the way to hell and back? Heaven knows—all’s fair in love and war…

So I am a mythology freak and when I read the premise of this book I was super excited. Angie Fox is one of those authors that writes really funny, inventive character's and I couldn't wait to see which direction she was going to take this series.

The story it's self is good and I liked the two main character's, especially Galen. He was strong, loyal, supportive, protective and DAMN the man was good at the sexing, everything you want in your Alpha hero's. I liked Petra but her angst kind of got on my nerves a bit and the girl just didn't know when to keep her mouth shut. The scene in the tent the first time gave me blue balls! LOL

I think my favorite part of this book was the strong and varied cast of secondary character's, everything from  vampires to werewolves to dinosaur swamp creatures that apparently reproduce like bunnies. I very much had a "Trouble with Tribbles" moment with all the little creatures in the foot lockers. If you are old like me and remember the series M*A*S*H then this book will bring back a lot of those memories and feelings.

The problem I had was getting into the flow of this book. It had a very dis-jointed feel for me. I kept feeling like I had missed something and would read sections over again and certain sections still didn't work for me. I enjoyed the world-building and and the character's and hope the next book is a smoother read for me because I definitely want to know what happens next.

RATING: 3 1/2 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries.
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