Title: To Love A God
Series: Lily of the Valley #1, Standalone
Author: Evie Kent
Genres: Dark Paranormal Romance
Release Date: 4 June 2020
I spent my whole life training to become a ballet dancer—a soloist, a star. Today, I’m a toy, a plaything, a distraction…
A sacrifice to a caged god, to the Norse trickster.
Trapped in a cave for the sins of his past, he waits for the end of days. Modern worshippers curry favor with gifts and trinkets, spilled blood—and women like me.
Women who resemble his long-dead wife. We all have that look, you see. I’m supposed to be flattered that I remind him of a goddess in an age gone by.
The ones who came before me were sweet, docile, compliant—just like her. But I’m not sweet. I’m not docile, and I will never be compliant.
I am resilient. I am determined.
I am—not—drawn to him.
I will survive this.
I will survive him.
My name is Nora Olsen, and I will not die here.
To Love a God is a full-length standalone dark paranormal romance novel set in the Lily of the Valley universe. Each book in the series can be read on its own, but characters will occasionally pop up in other stories. No cliffhangers. Always a happy ending—because even villains deserve a happily-ever-after.
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I didn’t really know what to expect when I started this book. The synopsis was really interesting, and nothing like I’ve read before! The whole plot idea is unique, at least for me, since I haven’t tried a book featuring Norse Gods before!
Nora is currently on a Scandinavian trip, trying to make peace with everything that happened the last year. Losing her grandfather and then finding her ex-boyfriend with her best friend was difficult for her. In order to escape for a little while, she puts her ballet career on hold and decides to travel through Norway. However, she finds herself kidnapped and offered to the Norse God, Loki, as an offering from some villagers.
Loki has been trapped into a cave for 8 centuries now. After Ragnarök started, a witch locked him in the mountain to keep him contained. He has a deal with the nearby villagers. He gives them everything they need to succeed and in return they bring him anything he asks for as well as women who resemble his dead wife. Nora is the newest one and nothing like he anticipated.
These two are something else! Loki is your typical arrogant God, thinking he’s the best thing on Earth. He finds his match in Nora, since she’s the first one to not cower and kneel to his every demand. She challenges him and makes him feel alive again! Their chemistry is apparent and when their passion finally wins, their encounters are explosive.
I liked how Nora make him work for it. She doesn’t give herself to him just because he’s a god and she’s trapped with him. The reason I didn’t give the book 5 stars was that the time they spent in the cave felt too long for my liking. All in all, I really enjoyed the story and I’m curious for the next book from the author!!!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Evie Kent is a dark paranormal romance author who loves a possessive anti-hero and a strong-willed heroine. She has been #teamvillain for as long as she can remember, and thinks the dark side definitely has more fun.
Her work errs toward soft dark, and features soulmate-level romances with dubious beginnings, along with a dash of angst and a dollop of kink.