REVIEW: The Heart of War by Lisa Beth Darling

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Book Description

Publication Date: November 21, 2010

Sink more than just your teeth into a real paranormal sizzler.
Inside the Heart of every Warrior breathes the Soul of a Hero–even within The Heart of War. Meet Ares God of War, the greatest Warrior the world has ever known. He’s moody, grumpy, dominant, ravenously sexual, and above all, built like a Greek God.
Get lost in this sweeping dark saga of lust, rage, revenge, and redemption. Battle Ancient Gods while falling in love with Ares God of War and Alena MacLeod. They share a love that will rock the world from the heights of Olympus to the Celtic moors.
REVIEW:
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review. I read this book description and thought to myself- what the hell? I am all over a book where the men are built like gods, likely to have some hot sexual encounters  and some love mixed in. We are first introduced to the characters in a way that makes you almost want to hate Ares- God of War. He is abrupt, crass and a sexual pig in a sense. Then you meet Maggie aka Alena who pulls at your heart strings for many different reasons. This book takes you on a journey through the lives of the ancient gods, celtic families, and throws in some interesting paranormal twists.
I am going to start discussing some of my dislikes of this book. There were times during this book that I really wanted to fast forward through because I did not know much about the “history” of the gods to know that they were somewhat disgusting in their sexual relationships. I did not expect to read so much of the incestuous history between brothers, sisters, fathers, grandfathers, daughters and such. I did not expect to read scenes of love making between relatives. I felt at times that the author threw in paranormal aspects to be able to code this book into the paranormal genre and I felt some of it was a bit hard to believe.
Now having said all that, I am able to over look a lot of the incest for the good of this book. The author was able to create great relationships that I loved to hate within Ares’ island and outside of it. I enjoyed watching the relationship progress between Alena and Ares and how their relationship affected the rest of the gods. I think this author put a great spin on the history of the gods to create an addictive story of love, hate, and remorse. All in all I do not feel that the book description above really tells you anything about what this book has to offer. I am interested to see where this story goes and am ready to jump into book 2.  I give it 4.5 stars, docking a half a star because of the incest in this book that made me nauseated at times. Review by Bonnie- Admin.
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