Title: Curse of the Gods
Author: Skyler Andra
Genre: Urban fantasy
Rating: Four stars
“After the death of my boyfriend, I’ve spent seven years hiding from bikers and atoning for my sins. Until my brother orders me to infiltrate our rival club and avenge our father’s death.
Destroying my enemies from within won’t be the hard part. Hiding my identity will be.
The Jackals are just like me, shifters with the power of Egyptian gods, and with Set, Osiris, Horus, and Thoth whispering in their ears, it won’t be long until they discover my secret.
Until a cruel and sick twist of fate changes everything.
The gods are cursed, and we as their servants, are bound as mates. Fucking fated mates. I’d rather die than lie with a Jackal.
Hearts won’t be the only thing I’m breaking when my enemies declare me theirs.“
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** I received a free copy of this book and this is my honest opinion **
Oh my goodness, what a wild ride!
This is my first motorcycle club book, let alone a motorcycle club reverse harem, and it did not disappoint. The steam level was high in this one but not nearly as much sex as one would expect in a reverse harem, leaving room for a solid, intricate, and perpetually intriguing plotline.
Aaliyah Heller left the Savage Wolves, her family’s motorcycle club (MC) seven years ago after the death of her boyfriend. Dedicating her life to her work as a nurse, she still sees the outcome of violence on a daily basis, but now she is committed to helping those who suffer from it. The Egyptian goddess Isis has chosen her as a human avatar, and her healing abilities are a great help in her line of work, although Aaliyah chooses to keep them hidden as much as possible.
After her father is murdered in cold blood, her brother Danny requests that she infiltrates the MC gang suspected to be responsible: the Jackals. Refusing, Aaliyah returns to her job, but finds herself tending to the Jackal’s president, Slade, not days later. That is when, to her horror, the mating bond is created between them.
When a stranger assaults Aaliyah outside her hospital, the Jackals rescue her and treat her at their own women’s shelter. Deep in enemy territory, Aaliyah bonds with all four of her mates: Slade, Castor, Alaric, and Zethan, all of whom also each have an Egyptian god at their backs.
As Aaliyah plans to escape her protectors and return to her family, she connects with the men, and soon discovers that they may not have killed her father after all. So, who did?
There is a major plot twist in this book that I didn’t see coming, and the story ties many things up at the end while still having us clamouring for more.
Curse of the Gods is a well-written, entertaining, sexy as hell, unpredictable, and super gritty novel with some really unique elements. The men in this story aren’t just different personalities, they all have fleshed-out backstories that make reading them a real treat. Aaliyah as a protagonist is super interesting, especially because of her inner conflict between her family loyalties and her new found feelings for the men who rescued her. Incredibly well written characters in this one.
There’s only one thing that had me giving this one a four star instead of a five, and that was the long periods where there was lots of story development that involved talking, or driving places. The purpose of these moments often had high stakes, but it wasn’t conveyed so much in the interactions between characters or the actions they took.
Nevertheless, Curse of the Gods is a fantastic read, and I highly recommend it to urban fantasy fans. I can’t wait for book two!
Curse of the Gods releases on 30th September 2021, and you can grab your copy at this link here. Don’t forget to write a review when you’re done!
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