Mar 10, 2012

{Review} of Hide & Seek: A Game of Zeus Novel by Aimee Laine

Hide & Seek (Games of Zeus #1)Hide & Seek by Aimee Laine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Paranormal Romance
THEME: Mythology
RECEIVED: Won from Author
AUTHORS BLOG: Aimee Laines Site

Lie, cheat or steal, no one can catch Tripp Fox. Except one woman. 

Lexi Shepherd’s knack for finding whatever is asked of her isn’t sheer luck. It’s a gift from the Greek god Zeus. 

That Lexi doesn’t use her ability to search for “Mr. Right” comes from one of many personal rules she has set for herself. Number one is not to let fate dictate her future. 

Falling in love with Tripp breaks all the others. 

Despite her principles, Lexi’s unable to stay away from the bad boy, and she finds herself toeing the grey line of the law for him. 

Zeus, though, didn’t give Lexi and Tripp their talents to make their relationship a simple, easy alliance. He designed it to be exactly the opposite. Impossible. Always. 

With their separation, Lexi expects Tripp to forfeit love in favor of destiny. He, on the other hand, intends to beat Zeus at his own game. With a plan in place, Tripp challenges Lexi to take the one action no one else can. 

Find him. 

The question isn’t can she ... but will she?

Lately I’ve been reading a lot of well-written novel that are based around Greek Mythology. Aimee Laine cleverly crafts Hide & Seek on Zeus’ fox and hound myth. Two people who are pulled together like magnets but also seem to find away to push away from each, afraid of what their destinies might become.

Lexi is a woman who seems to have all the bad luck in finding a good man, but good luck in finding anything else. After one of her side jobs goes wrong with the client, she is brought face to face with a man whom she feels a strong pull too. Tripp feels the same pull but he too is stuck in a bit of a mess, involving his special talent and a crazy relationship. Little does Tripp and Lexi know that their lives are about to get way more interesting now that they’ve met, but the thing is… they were never suppose to meet.

Lexi is a strong woman who has the worst luck in relationships, but on the other hand happily runs a successful business with her sister and twin. But they also like to have some adventure and use Lexi unusual talent in finding anything and everything for clients who are seeking something that’s not suppose to be findable. I love Lexi’s spunk and how she loved to be adventurous but still is on the edge about wanting to risk too much. She does have a large shield of protection up against letting someone in her heart. At some points I wished she would not have so many doubt about what was going on in her life and especially about Tripp, but in the end the story was put together nicely with all the twist and turns.

Tripp Fox, he’s pretty irresistible and in everyway Lexi’s opposite. He’s what you would call the Bad Boy, smart and very secretive but really has a softer side to him, especially when it comes to Lexi. I really enjoyed any scenes with his partner Ian, and also Tripp’s sister added for some humor moments in the story. His relationship with his so-called “girlfriend” is pretty all over the place and I just don’t see what attracted him to her in the first place. But in added some fun tension between Lexi and Tripp whenever she was brought up.

There was a lot of action and twist to this story that keeps you guessing, every page held my attention. The romance is passionate, sweet and even daring, there was one scene where I was blushing like a little girl. But I loved their chemistry and determination to take a chance at something that was supposed to never be.

Overall I sincerely enjoyed Hide & Seek, full of adventure, romance and mythology that will captivate you into this unique love story. Romance readers will devour this book and I highly recommend it.

This is an adult romance novel with sexual content meant for adults 18+. Fans of authors Gena Showalter and Lynn Veihl will love Hide & Seek by Aimee Laine.

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