Love’s Betryal by Elizabette Bemon
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Danielle is one tough female and vows only to believe in herself and her dedication to protect mortals. In her past, she has several strikes against her and has had to prove herself time and again. One, her lineage as the daughter of a Goddess who cares nothing for her. Two, the painful betrayal of a male she was sacredly pledged to. And three, just the fact that she’s female and considered weak. Even though times have changed, she still harbors the insecurities secretly deep within and strives to maintain the respect she is due as a member of the Freyodin Warriors.
Aaron is an archeologist searching for a mythical relic. In the process, he blunders upon an ancient chain that causes problems he wasn’t expecting and may change the course of his lifelong dreams and aspirations. Maybe even against his will – if he can survive.
The unexpected connection between them is filled with inexplicable attraction, danger and adventure. They learn truths of their past that neither one is prepared for and face a possible future neither one may want. Can they overcome their differences, secrets and pasts, and work together to find a solution they both can live through?
This book is the first in the Freyodin Warrior series and ends in an HEA. This story leans heavily on mythology and the actual existence of gods and goddesses alongside humans, but not known to most humans. Aaron is an archeologist on a dig to find a sacred relic that must not go into the hands of evil. He also stumbles across a chain. This chain draws the attention of the gods to the dig site. Danielle, a demi-god warrior is sent to retrieve the chain. There are a lot of emotions in this story. Each god has his or her own personality, with all of the baggage that comes with living hundreds of years. Danielle feels she must prove herself as a warrior and a woman. She is attracted to Aaron, but knows they can never be together due to his humanity.
>This story had a lot of gratuitous sex scenes that didn’t further the plot at all. A mated couple’s relations are described, yet the couple has really no other purpose in the story. One of the female warriors, Mikayla, has a threesome with 2 of the male warriors and their scene is described in erotic detail. That scene had no bearing on this story. If the book was about Mikayla and how she recovers from losing the love of her life, then the scene made sense. As this book is written, the extra eroticism tended to cheapen the story.
>The book had a lot of misusage of words. For example, when talking about a sordid family history, the author writes about a sorted family history. A bare neck is described as a bear neck. The ultimate mistake was made when the word your was used in place of the words you’re. These kinds of errors take the reader right out of the story.
>I am a reviewer for Romance Author’s that Rock. I am giving this book 3 stars. There was so much to the story, but the story was pushed to the back in favor of eroticism.