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Poseidon, god of the sea, knows one thing–Medusa is the woman he intends to claim and he’s willing to fight for her. Unfortunately, it’s his fault that she met the goddess Athena’s wrath. Worse, when she needed him most, he’d turned tail and run. Now he’s back, ready to do whatever it takes to gain her forgiveness and prove to her he’s still the man who needs and loves her.
Doesn’t mean he has to fight fair…
He’s brought his servants–also his lovers–with him. Her pleasure will be their pleasure and he’ll prove his love by sharing everything he holds dear. And if things go awry, the men’s skill as warriors will be an added boon. It’s a solid plan … if she doesn’t turn him to stone first.
Po hasn’t ever forgotten Medusa or how he played the vital role into turning her into the woman she had become. It’s been a year and he hasn’t been able to forget the way she held him or the smell of her skin close to his. He sets out on a journey to confront her and convince her of his undying affection. Along with his two guardian warriors (and lovers) Belen and Thanos, Po is determined to make Medusa his once more.
Medusa has learned to stomach the kill her stare produces. She’s even learned to depend on herself to capture and prepare food. The one thing she hasn’t been able to deal with is the unending loneliness she feels after being cursed to become a monster. Being a beautiful woman until someone looks you in the eye and you transform isn’t what she would have dreamed for her future. The betrayal of Po has never gone away and has left her a shell of what she once was.
When these warriors and Medusa come together the result will make her loneliness flee like a demon into the night.
Heart of Stone was one of those novellas that I enjoyed because it dealt with one of my favorite subjects. Greek Mythology. This was a super fast read that kept me interested not only in the historical elements but also with the toe curling sexual encounters. This was my first read that was a m/m/f/m…yeah you read that right LOL. I wasn’t sure how I would react to that, but honestly the sensuality with which Dee writes will knock your socks off. And the twists on the mythology were ingenious. I loved how Dee wrote Medusa as a beautiful sexual creature, only becoming a monster when looked directly into her eyes. The result is a lot of downcast eyes, sidelong glances and one well placed blindfold.
Po, who is actually Poseidon, was portrayed as a strong God that wasn’t used to having weaknesses or dealing with the problems that would arise in a typical relationship. His long white hair was intriguing and I kept picturing Ariels dad from The Little Meremaid for some reason. LOL.. WHAT?! Don’t tell me you’ve never noticed that guys pecs. I loved how Po struggled with his feelings once Medusa’s monster was revealed and how he put everything on the line at the end to try to save not only her but his fallen warrior.
The warriors were incredibly virile and ready to “serve” their master in any way they could…when that servitude included Medusa…*whew* fanning myself. Plus, their love for each other was enduring. Thanos being the seasoned warrior complete with battle scars and Belen the young enthusiastic warrior that can see past his gruff exterior into the heart of the man.
I would LOVE to read more of this world Dee has created…*hint hint Dee, write more lol *
I give Heart of Stone by Dee Carney 3.75 stars!