My rating: 5 of 5 stars
You have no idea how long this author has teased me with snippets and excerpts from this book. I have been hearing about this book for at least a year before she got it out and published. It was worth the wait! This is tale of love set in a world where modern meets historical. Real life in Ohio meets Greek history under the sea.
It’s a love story, but it’s more than just a simple romance novel. This has sex and story. This is like Lara from Bertrice Small. I say this because that is one of the few “romance” stories I read and didn’t go yeah right fluff stuff whatever gooshy goey yick yuck where’s the beef of the story? Lara had fantasy and adventure along with healthy doses of sex. That’s what Yelle has done in Triton…blended it all into a well balanced mythological romance that is full of action/adventure/hot sex/entertainment.
Now, as you may have figured out I love MYTHOLOGY. Yelle here dishes out LOTS of mythology. Stuff even I had forgotten about or never learned. Everyone knows that I have issues with mythology not giving me enough information on the story. That’s why I created my books. That’s also why I loved this book. Back stories, reasons, filler, details! This book gives you lots of fun and exciting ideas about mythology. It also has some interesting turns and twists. I was reading it trying to hurry up and get to the end so I could see what happened. I also like how she explained how the main lady could suddenly go be in the sea and breathe underwater. Not a lot of people pay attention to those details. They just think the reader should suspend the disbelief on about everything. I am not one of those people. I would be like “hey! she isn’t a fish, how can she breathe under water!”.
So, if you love mythology and romance, but not that sappy damsel in distress can’t help herself romance, then this is the book you should pick.
(I did get a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for the review)
And because I’m an awesome artist, as already established in my last rant, I couldn’t help but make a picture of one of Yelle’s characters. I just kind of saw her in my head. Hopefully it will do Yelle’s creation justice. I’m sure one day she will do her own as she is making many scenes from her book. In fact, hope on over to her site here and check out what she’s posted so far!