Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Heart of Fire (Blood of Zeus #2) by Meredith Wild & Angel Payne ~ Book Review


He’s forged from heaven. She’s promised to hell.

Professor Maximus Kane can no longer deny his passion for his stunning yet mysterious student, Kara Valari. But surrendering to their desires carries more consequences than just violating the Alameda University conduct codes. Kara has defied her destiny. Higher directives have been violated. Now there’s hell to pay.

It’s a crisis for which there seems no solution, until the explosive secrets of Maximus’s bloodline are exposed. Despite all his doubts and fears, Maximus has no choice but to accept help from his enigmatic father, which means coming to terms with his heritage and embracing a bizarre new world of gods and demons. Because somewhere in that world—in the strange and sordid secrets surrounding his past—is the key to protecting Kara’s future. Nothing has ever meant more to him than saving the treasure of her life and the fire of her heart.

While earth’s lower realms seek payback for Kara’s transgressions, Kara finds a new ally in a surprising place: the Valari matriarch herself. Beneath the scrutiny of the world press, Veronica orchestrates a plan to protect her daughter by doing what she does best—shining the spotlight on her. But by her side, Maximus can’t escape the glare of the paparazzi.

Can they buy time and blind their enemies with Kara’s fame? Or will Hollywood’s new “it” couple and their forbidden love incite more vengeance than they’d ever bargained for?

Other Books in the Trilogy


This was a phenomenal read, Kara and Maximus' story is one of light and dark, good and evil, and the struggle for love to conquer all.

This is book two in the trilogy and each book must be read in the order they are released, book one left us with a cliffhanger and this book picks up right where that one left off. HEART OF FIRE give us more of an insight into each of the families, Kara's demon side as well as her human one, and Maximus is a demigod so we have his human side and his Greek God family as well which was very, very interesting.

Here's the ultimate question Can Love conquer all? This is an epic love story but it makes you wonder if good can overcome evil and if it can what is the ultimate price that will be paid for it. Kara and Maximus are hoping that their love will prevail and that no one will be hurt in the process, but only time will tell if that is what will happen because we are left with another cliffhanger and this one had me nearly jumping out of my skin with a lot of WTF's coming out of my mouth. 

I cannot wait to see what happens in FATE OF STORMS which is due out in May 2021...which cannot get here quick enough for me.

If you enjoy paranormal romances, teacher/student romances, or inter-species romances, I highly recommend this trilogy to you.

Happy Reading!!!

**I have voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book for my Blog, Nadine's Obsessed with Books**

About the Authors:

Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author. After publishing her debut novel Hardwired in September 2013, Wild used her ten years of experience as a tech entrepreneur to push the boundaries of her “self-published” status, becoming stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstore chains nationwide and forging relationships with the major retailers.

In 2014, Wild founded her own imprint, Waterhouse Press, under which she hit No. 1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Publishers Weekly, and The Examiner. Her foreign rights have been sold in over 22 languages.

Waterhouse now publishes several authors (including three #1 New York Times bestsellers), regularly ranks as a top-selling imprint among booksellers, and has secured both global distribution and record-setting foreign rights contracts. As founder, Wild splits her time between writing and working behind the scenes, helping discover, publish, and promote other talented authors.

Where you can find Meredith:

USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne loves to focus on high-heat romance starring memorable alpha men and the women who love them. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the action-packed Bolt Saga and Honor Bound series, Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), the intertwined Cimarron and Temptation Court series, the Suited for Sin series, and the Lords of Sin historicals, as well as several standalone titles.

Angel is a native Southern Californian, leading to her love of being in the outdoors, where she often reads and writes. She still lives in Southern California with her soul-mate husband and beautiful daughter, to whom she is a proud cosplay/culture con mom. Her passions also include whisky tasting, shoe shopping, and travel.

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