She was the face that launched a thousand ships, the fierce beauty at the heart of Olympus...and she was never ours to claim.
*A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Helen of Troy, Achilles, and Patroclus that's as sinful as it is sweet.*
In Olympus, you either have the power to rule…or you are ruled. Achilles Kallis may have been born with nothing, but as a child he vowed he would claw his way into the poisonous city's inner circle. Now that a coveted role has opened to anyone with the strength to claim it, he and his partner, Patroclus Fotos, plan to compete and double their odds of winning.
Neither expect infamous beauty Helen Kasios to be part of the prize…or for the complicated fire that burns the moment she looks their way.
Zeus may have decided Helen is his to give to away, but she has her own plans. She enters into the competition as a middle finger to the meddling Thirteen rulers, effectively vying for her own hand in marriage. Unfortunately, there are those who would rather see her dead than lead the city. The only people she can trust are the ones she can't keep her hands off—Achilles and Patroclus. But can she really believe they have her best interests at heart when every stolen kiss is a battlefield?
"Deliciously inventive…Red-hot."—Publishers Weekly STARRED for Neon Gods
"I get shivers just thinking of their interactions. SHIVERS."—Mimi Koehler for The Nerd Daily for Neon Gods
The World of Dark Olympus:
Neon Gods (Hades & Persephone)
Electric Idol (Eros & Psyche)
Wicked Beauty (Achilles & Patroclus & Helen)
Radiant Sin (Apollo & Cassandra)
The outstanding third entry in Robert's Dark Olympus series (after Electric Idol) returns to the gritty, futuristic city of Olympus and its ruling council of 13 "gods" for another deliciously erotic modernization of Greek myth. Legendary beauty Helen, sister of Zeus, is determined to serve as the council's next Ares and prove that she's not "a piece to be moved around on someone else's board" even as her brother plots to marry her off without her consent. Achilles also hopes to become the next Ares with the help of his decade-long lover, Patroclus. Who gets the role will be decided by a series of increasingly difficult battlefield tests. As the competition begins, both Achilles and Patroclus fight their mounting desire for Helen, but after an assassin tries to eliminate Helen and the men come to her defense, their attraction blossoms into real feelings and all three give in to their chemistry. As the trio attempts to catch the assassin, they work to balance their passion and their ambition all while indulging in some red-hot sex scenes. Robert's smart, savvy plotting and nuanced characters draw readers in immediately, and her juxtaposition of mythology and modernity remains pure gold. Fans and new readers alike will eagerly devour every word. Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary.
Sexy, Sinful and Seductive
I am in awe of Katee Robert’s imagination. She has taken the Greek myths and made them sexy, sinful and seductive. Her revamp of Helen of Troy’s tale is brilliant.
In this retelling we get Helen, Achilles and Patroclus, three people all determined to fight for the right to join the Thirteen, who rule Olympus. Each has their own reasons, and none are willing to step aside. But as the competition heats up, so does the attraction between the three. Achilles and Patroclus have been together for over a decade, but after meeting Helen they begin to wonder if they have found the part of their relationship they weren’t even aware was missing. Helen, meanwhile, is facing fights on several fronts. She isn’t sure who to trust, but finds herself inexplicably drawn to the two men who stand in the way of her freedom.
Katee Robert has a way of creating the most fascinating worlds, filled with unforgettable characters and utterly delicious storylines. She has another winner with “Wicked Beauty.” The story drew me in from the very beginning and I found myself completely immersed. The characters were interesting and relatable. Yes, there are some very sexy times to be had, but there is also a lot of emotion and intrigue. The characters and story are complex and absorbing. It’s a highly compelling read.
If I have any complaint, it’s only that I would have liked to have read more about the aftermath of the competition. I would have loved to have seen how Helen, Achilles and Patroclus navigated their new roles and how their relationship solidified. But, knowing that this part of a series, I suppose I can hope that the three will be mentioned in upcoming books.
I highly recommend “Wicked Beauty.” The Dark Olympus series is a delectable treat for readers that shouldn’t be missed.
This is absolutely the best one yet!! I read Neon Gods and loved it, adored Electric Idol, but Wicked Beauty tops the list. The smoking chemistry between Helen, Achilles, and Patroclus, OMG 🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶 FIRE. the trial games, it felt like SEXY hunger games and I. AM. HERE. FOR. IT. i am SO interested and invested to see what happens next in Olympus, this book was a page turner with excellent plot and top-notch spice.
This is hands down right on the same level as Neon Gods for me, undeniably one of my favorite Katee Robert books to date!!!
Patroclus has my whole heart, there is nothing I wouldn't do for that man.
Achilles is the type of MMC we expect to see but he has this depth to him that really comes out later in the book and Patroclus really brings out the very best of him.
Helen. Oh Helen, where do I even begin?
You think you know Helen but you don't. Nothing is as it seems and quite frankly this FMC has such a fierceness to her that rivals Achilles and while they both are stubborn to a fault Patroclus is there to remind them they are both being idiotic without saying it LOL!