Title: Don’t Fight It
Series: The Gods Made Me Do It: Book Three
Author: Lisa Oliver
Length: 150 Pages
At a Glance: Lisa Oliver has given a different take with the mythology of the world and some of the history, and weaved it beautifully into her story. I love seeing little things like this pop up in the paranormal genre, where the blend of our own legends and the author’s vision of supernaturals meet.
Reviewed By: Jenn
Blurb: Lasse, son of Poseidon and Abraxas has always wanted a mate of his own. When Nereus, his younger brother, found his, Lasse’s hopes were revived. Poseidon, Abraxas, Nereus, Sebastian, and Thanatos had all found wolf shifters as true mates – surely it was only a matter of time before he found a wolf of his own. But no matter how much time Lasse spent with wolf packs, hoping someone would jump on him and brand him as “Mine” it just wasn’t happening. However, a chance night out with his friend Thor changed his whole perspective on what the Fates had in store for him.
Jason, also known as Ja, had been around a very long time. His heart filled with anger and despair he traveled from one fight club to another, trying to keep from thinking about the life and kin he’d left behind. In his head, he was one of the forgotten myths – someone the gods and the Fates had ignored. The Fates proved him wrong.
But all is not right in the world of myths and legends. Hades has disappeared from the Underworld and an angry Cerberus is roaming the earth determined to find him. While Lasse might think of Cerberus as one of his friends, Jason has other ideas…and that maybe Hades return isn’t the only thing Cerberus is interested in.
Review: A fun romp in the Gods Made Me Do It series, we get to see Poseidon’s son, Lasse, find his mate. None of the series have been terribly deep, yet each book is fun and gets you involved with the characters. One of the things I really appreciate in this series is that the immortals never seem to mope around about the people who they’ve lost. One of the main reasons for this seems to be that they all interact with each other and don’t get too involved in human lives.
This book is slightly different, as Lasse’s Fated Mate, Jason, mourns the loss of his sister and finds it hard to have a place in the modern world. This affects him and how the start of his relationship with Lasse goes. Although there is a plot outside of the relationship, it is the building of that relationship that seems the most important to me—how Lasse and Jason blend their live and their different personalities clash when they try to live happily ever after. The plot itself just deepens Lasse and Jason’s bond and the building of their relationship.
Most of Lisa Oliver’s fated mates end up discovering that love and fate don’t make for happy ever after, and that it takes work and communication; their bond only gives them more tools to do that. It’s one of the things that really differentiates her fated series from a lot of others I’ve read. The two people don’t just meld into a happy couple to take down the bad guy once they both accept the bond; rather, they still need to work on it and understand that they need to get to know each other. Any of her characters who thinks finding their mate and bonding will be easy and everything will stay the same is given a sharp shock.
Lisa Oliver has given a different take with the mythology of the world and some of the history, and weaved it beautifully into her story. I love seeing little things like this pop up in the paranormal genre, where the blend of our own legends and the author’s vision of supernaturals meet, grounding us in our world whilst letting what-if and our fantasies fly. Things like this excite me, though I can see how it might upset those passionate about history, so if you don’t like facts manipulated, I wouldn’t recommend it for you.
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