The Ilia Stone by R. J. Loom *Review
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Nia Williams could never have imagined the way her ordinary life would be turned upside down after the death of her grandfather. A chance find unwittingly has her discovering the truth of an ancient Greek myth, plunging her into a world where the legends she only read about in her history books become her reality.
Plagued with a strange link to others’ past, she follows the path of an ancient artifact around the world and throughout time as it reveals its story to guide her to contain powers once thought lost to the rise of modern religion.
Two men affected by the artifact vie for her allegiance; Gabriel, a man haunted by his own past, and smooth talking Viktor who wants Nia to embrace a life she never imagined.
A love sacrificed… An impossible decision…
As lines blur between right and wrong, how much will Nia be willing to sacrifice?
I give this book 5 fangs ( I really loved it and can’t wait to read the next one!)
When I first started The Ilia Stone I had no idea what to expect Ive read a lot of books and with debut novels it can really be hit or miss. From the first pages I was hooked after reading the introduction about the Greek Gods. My intrigue was piqued I couldn’t wait to see what heroines and Herod this story would reveal.
I have to say I wasn’t disappointed I loved Nia the funny, sassy, brave and strong heroine. She never thought that one little decision to avoid a gathering after her grandfathers funeral would lead her into a world filled with magic and love, gods and war. Never in her wildest dreams did she think she would discover the Ilia Stone a secret immortals have kept to themselves to manipulate the world for good or evil. That she would become one of them. Nia is thrust onto a rollercoaster of actions and emotions due circumstances out of her control.
Along the way at least she has Gabriel an immortal who has tried to keep the Ilia Stone from the hands of those who would use it for evil. He wants to help Nia understand what this new life of hers will be like, but learning from a centuries old immortal that has lived a Lonely and tragic life is never easy. Throw in that he’s a sexy and broody alpha and its a explosion waiting to happen.
Enter Viktor…. Well he’s sexy and trouble but hats all I’m saying.
The Ilia Stone had me glued to the pages from beginning to end, I don’t want to spoil anything but their are some great twists and Nia Is able to really prove what a strong person she is but that doesn’t mean it’s easy or that she doesn’t get thrown for a couple of loops along the way.
I loved the chemistry between Gabriel and Nia there were definitely some hot scenes;)
RJ Loom does a great job and I can’t wait to read the next one. I would
Recommend this to anyone that loves paranormal romance or just a good read.
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