Monday, June 20, 2011

Review: Mercury Rising by Daisy Harris

Mercury Rising by Daisy Harris

Publisher: Ravenous Romance
Genre: Alternative Romance

Heat Rating: 4



Take a sexy romp with the gods in this hilarious and hot ménage!
Over-extended - and closeted - charmer Mercury the Messenger struggles to accommodate all the factions of the Deities International Conference and Kibbitz. However, his skills at diplomacy stretch to the limit when the object of a chance tryst turns out to be his assistant, and his arranged fiancée arrives at the scene.

Dillon Rodriquez, Mercury's executive aide and a soon-to-be MBA student, refuses to be the closeted god's side-dish. But when an accident at the conference strands the god in the human world, Dillon agrees to act as his guide.

Traveling from San Diego down the Baha Coast to Cabo, Mercury experiences a side of life he never imagined, and he learns that if he wants to earn the love of the one man who matters, he has to stop trying to please everyone else.

Warning: contains male-male loving, male-female loving, male-male-female loving, male-male-male...well, you get the idea!

Clare C's Review

Three intertwined love stories in one novel—who wouldn’t love that? Add in the talented wordsmithing of Daisy Harris, and you have the makings for a fabulous escape.

Mercury is the typical old-fashioned type of people pleaser. He wants everyone to like him and he’s desperately afraid of coming out of the closet. Meeting Dillon forces him to reevaluate the cost of hiding his homosexuality from the pantheon of other gods and goddesses. Their story is touching and sweet, hot and cold, and bitingly realistic.

Woven into this story is the story of Vesta, the virgin goddess and Mercury’s fiancée. She fights her attraction to the Norse gods Thor and Loki as she tries to figure out why she agreed to marry a man she’d never met. The minor story of Peleus and Thetis, and the subsequent birth of Achilles, is of lesser importance. It might pave the way for a sequel, but if not, the conclusion still brings all the elements to a satisfying conclusion.

The mythological characters in Mercury Rising leap from the page in an entirely human manner that will have you turning pages far after the time you should have been asleep. Daisy Harris is a new-to-me author. I’ll be looking for more from this talented author.

4 1/2 Tea Cups!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for reviewing, Clare! Glad you had fun reading. :)


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