ARC Review: Electric Idol by Katee Robert

Posted January 10, 2022 by Stephanie in 4 Stars, Dark Romance, Review / 10 Comments

Title: Electric Idol
Author: Katee Robert
Series: Dark Olympus #2
Publication: January 18th 2022 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Dark Romance
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Rating: 4/5★

He was the most beautiful man alive.
And if I wasn’t careful, he was going to be my death.

*A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Psyche and Eros that’s as sinful as it is sweet.*

In the ultra-modern city of Olympus, there’s always a price to pay. Psyche knew she’d have to face Aphrodite’s ire eventually, but she never expected her literal heart to be at stake…or for Aphrodite’s gorgeous son to be the one ordered to strike the killing blow.

Eros has no problem shedding blood. But when it comes time to take out his latest target, he can’t do it. Confused by his reaction to Psyche, he does the only thing he can think of to keep her safe: he marries her. Psyche vows to make Eros’s life a living hell until they find a way out of this mess. But as lines blur and loyalties shift, she realizes he might take her heart after all…and she’s not sure she can survive the loss.

Electric Idol is a modern retelling of Psyche and Eros and to say I was excited for it is a big understatement because that story just happens to be my favorite Greek myth of all time. And I absolutely loved what Katee Robert did with this myth and how she wrote it and the characters to fit with her Dark Olympus world. Katee Robert continues to wow me!

Eros always does his mother Aprhodite’s bidding, taking out any enemy that she needs out of the way. But then Psyche has to become his next target and Eros doesn’t seem to be able to do it. So what does he do instead? He marries her to keep her safe. And they need to sell it to the world or Psyche might lose her life after all.

This book had some of my favorite tropes like fake relationship, marriage of convenience and forced proximity. It also featured a plus-sized heroine as well as a social media influencer and I adored her. Psyche was just a delight to read about. Eros was my favorite kind of hero. Thinks himself a monster until he falls in love with Pysche and realizes he’s not just his mother’s puppet.

The romance as per usual with this author book was steamy as hell. The chemistry between Psyche and Eros was instantly and I enjoyed watching them go from falling in lust to falling in love. As with with the previous book, there were elemants of the original story that I recognized but Katee Robert once again managed to make it her own.

As much as I loved the previous book, Neon Gods (a Hades/Persephone retelling which you should all definitely read if you haven’t yet), I enjoyed Electrid Idol just a bit more. And I’m also already looking forward to the next book in the series which will be a retelling of Helen of Troy, Achilles, and Patroclus. Consider me very excited!

About the author:

Katee Robert is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Entertainment Weekly calls her writing “unspeakably hot.” Her books have sold over a million copies. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, children, a cat who thinks he’s a dog, and two Great Danes who think they’re lap dogs.

Katee is represented by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency.

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