Title: Spawn of Medusa
Author: Mary Bernsen
Series: Villain’s Love #1
Publication: July 4th 2014
Genre: Adult ~ Paranormal
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Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
Passion doesn’t always follow the rules of fate…
Raised by the Fates, Ambrosia, the daughter of Medusa, has spent her life preparing for the day when she would fulfill her destiny and avenge her mother’s murder. But when a man comes forward claiming to be the spawn of Medusa, Ambrosia’s plan becomes a lot more complicated.
Working as a prostitute, she finds Perseus, the man who took her mother’s head. Not realizing who she is, he tells Ambrosia that Medusa is still alive and that he’s on a quest to finish what he started twenty-three years ago. Needing to find the mother she’s never met, Ambrosia convinces Perseus to let her help, and together they discover the secrets that will unseal the cave that has kept her mother captive. But Perseus proves to be different than the monster Ambrosia has always envisioned him to be, and she finds herself needing him, craving his touch. But how can the daughter of Medusa love the man who made her an orphan for twenty-three years, and who kept her from the mother she never met?
Spawn Of Medusa was a great read. I had a little issues with the romance and the ending but I love Greek mythology and really enjoyed this book.
Ambrosia was a fantastic character to read about. She had so much spirit and wit. I loved her fierceness. Nobody knows she’s Medusa’s daughter (because someone else boasts about being the spawn of Medusa) and she’s working as a prostitute in a brothel run by Hercules (I kid you not). One night she meets Perseus and that’s the start of one hell of a journey.
Persues was a likable character. I wasn’t his biggest fan but I felt sorry for him because he seemed so lonely knowing that his wife passed away. I did like the chemistry between him and Ambrosia but in the end I was feeling a little disappointed about the romance. I did like that Herculas was vying for her attention also, though. I mean, I’m not usually a big fan of love triangles (not that it really counts as one) but it brought a little fun in the story, in my opinion.
I loved the journey Ambrosia and Perseus went on. It was fun, action-packed and full of danger. And most of all, I loved how Ambrosia wasn’t just some damsel in distress, she could really take care of herself. Another thing that I liked a lot was the fact that the start for the second book was set when we meet Poseidon and Ursula along the way. I am definitely reading that book!
The ending was a bit abrubt, I thought because I hadn’t expected it to end so suddenly. So I’ve been left feeling a little like there were some loose ends to tie up. Maybe it’s just me or maybe there will be more explaining in the second book? I don’t know…
Overall, Spawn Of Medusa was a very enjoyable and quick read. Some little flaws concering the romance and the ending but in the end it was a great book!
Mary Bernsen is a southwest Florida native currently living in Punta Gorda with her two beautiful children and a third, much larger child whom she affectionately calls husband. She is the Amazon Best Selling Author of The Roman Mongrel, Healing The Bayou, and The Villain’s Love Series. She spends her days creating characters on the good side of twenty-five because she is in serious denial about the fact that she is now on the bad side of it.