He was supposed to be a myth. But from the moment I crossed the River Styx and fell under his dark spell…he was, quite simply, mine.
*A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Hades and Persephone that's as sinful as it is sweet.*
Society darling Persephone Dimitriou plans to flee the ultra-modern city of Olympus and start over far from the backstabbing politics of the Thirteen Houses. But all that's ripped away when her mother ambushes her with an engagement to Zeus, the dangerous power behind their glittering city's dark facade.
With no options left, Persephone flees to the forbidden undercity and makes a devil's bargain with a man she once believed a myth...a man who awakens her to a world she never knew existed.
Hades has spent his life in the shadows, and he has no intention of stepping into the light. But when he finds that Persephone can offer a little slice of the revenge he's spent years craving, it's all the excuse he needs to help her—for a price. Yet every breathless night spent tangled together has given Hades a taste for Persephone, and he'll go to war with Olympus itself to keep her close…
"Deliciously inventive…Red-hot."—Publishers Weekly STARRED
"I get shivers just thinking of their interactions. SHIVERS."—Mimi Koehler for The Nerd Daily
The World of Dark Olympus:
Neon Gods (Hades & Persephone)
Electric Idol (Eros & Psyche)
Wicked Beauty (Achilles & Patroclus & Helen)
Radiant Sin (Apollo & Cassandra)
With this deliciously inventive retelling of Greek mythology, the Dark Olympus series launch, Robert (the Bloodline Vampires series) thrusts familiar figures into the present to intoxicating effect. There's nothing explicitly supernatural here; instead, the gods' powers are political. When socialite Persephone Dimitriou's mother, Demeter, tries to force her into a strategic marriage to the much-older, alleged wife killer Zeus, Persephone flees the upper city of Olympus across the River Styx and straight into the arms of Hades, the infamous ruler of the lower city. Strong, brooding Hades has shouldered the crushing responsibility of protecting the lower city ever since Zeus killed his parents, and very nearly him, when he was a boy. In Persephone he sees an opportunity for revenge and in Hades, Persephone sees the chance to have an affair so wild and public that Zeus will no longer want her. After agreeing to spend the winter together, Hades introduces Persephone to kink she's only dreamed of. But as their irresistible erotic connection deepens to love, Zeus will stop at nothing to reclaim his intended wife. Robert brings every element of a must-read dark romance to the table: high stakes, taut pacing, enticing characters, and sizzling chemistry. This red-hot romance is a winner.
I found this book from tik tok i think. Its so cute. The love story is absolutely adorable and its pretty well written. The map included in the beginning helps so much in visualizing where everything happens. The small moments in this book make it so much better. Its so cute.
The Persephone and Hades story has been a recent favorite of mine as a retelling. This is a great and spicy version.
Okay so I started this series because I just have a profound interest in Greek mythology but also love romance novels. If you are thinking of reading this and you’re under 18 please reconsider it is sooooo spicy. I really did enjoy this and am looking forward to seeing where the series goes.