Deer in Headlights (Good Gods #1) by Staci Hart (Review by Melanie – #NerdGirlVamp)

 Deer In Headlights

Title: Deer in Headlights (Good Gods #1)

Author: Staci Hart

Published Date: February 2013

Genre: Mythology / Fantasy / Romance


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Aphrodite never loses, not when it comes to love.

Immortality has its perks and its downsides. Boredom, for one, is unavoidable, but instead of playing Backgammon, the Greek gods devised a game using humans as pawns. Remember Shakespeare? That was Apollo. Bonnie and Clyde? Aphrodite versus Ares.

Aphrodite is on deck, and she’ll defend her domain of love by using her magic to get the two human players together. Time is not on her side, and she’ll have her work cut out for her as her opponent does everything in his power to keep the players apart.

Game one is against Apollo, who chooses the loner Dean, a rock star who takes dark and brooding to the next level. His band has finally gotten a break, and he can’t screw it up, not for another one night stand, and especially not with his new drummer’s girlfriend. He swore to the band that he’d keep it together, but from the minute he first sees Lex, it takes every bit of willpower he has to stay away. But Dean’s will is nothing for the Goddess of Love, who’s certain she has a fighting chance to win with Lex as her player. The artist and poet is perfect for Dean, if only she can open her heart and find a way to love for the first time.

There’s always more at stake than winning the game when you’ve lived for thousands of years. The Olympians are the original dysfunctional family, surviving eons of love and lust, betrayal and lies, as friends and enemies, through feuds and wars. From the douchebag Ares, who’s forever trying get Aphrodite into bed, to her best friend Persephone, who she can always count on for a hearty helping of bacon on a bad day, the gods will take you on a lighthearted trip as they toy with humans, laugh and fight, lose love and gain power.


***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language and Adult Situations. Not for young readers***
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***Melanie – #NerdGirlVamp’s Review***
WOW! As followers of my reviews know there aren’t that many books that make me say that but kudos to Staci Hart for this one.

This is a “new to me” author but I can guarantee I will be looking for more stuff from her!

Take immortal Greek Gods (yes those Gods) and think what would you do with your spare time? Play some games using poor humans as pawns right? RIGHT! Well I would anyway, now that someone has suggested it.

This book has a bit of everything from family drama (with the Gods), romance, humor, and of course some steaminess (which is why the 18+ warning is very apt in this case).

Funnily enough, as much as I adored the Gods in this, it was the human characters that jumped off the page for me and even though that part was more contemporary than paranormal romance I LOVED it!

I can’t wait to see what this author has planned for the next “game”.

A very well earned 5 out of 5 stars from me! 



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  • Rebecca Kidwell Gaskill

    As a child, I named one of my first baby dolls Aphrodite. :) I added this one to my wish list, but I might have to by it sooner rather than later.

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