By Jove

By Jove

by Marissa Doyle


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ISBN-13: 9781611386677
Publisher: Marissa Doyle
Publication date: 03/25/2017
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Marissa Doyle graduated from Bryn Mawr College and went on to graduate school intending to be an archaeologist, but somehow got distracted. Eventually she figured out what she was really supposed to be doing and started writing. She's channeled her inner history geekiness into a successful young adult historical fantasy series, and is now also happily writing contemporary romantic fantasy. She lives in her native Massachusetts with her family, including a bossy but adorable pet rabbit, and loves quilting, sailing, gardening, and collecting antiques. Oh, and coffee.

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By Jove 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Constant2m More than 1 year ago
I liked the premise of this book. It was Greek Mythology with a twist, and a nice review of the pantheon, since it has been a while since I’ve studied it. I found the main character, Theodora, very likeable, and while I don’t think she always made the best decisions, she did try to make things right in the end. Her flaws and moments of shallow behavior made her seem more human. And I appreciated the way her character was developed through the story. She had to make the conscious choice to trust the right people, rather than being pulled along in the story, as she was in the beginning. Her love story was also very sweet, and the mystery in the second half of the book was surprising and interesting to follow. Despite a wonderful premise, I didn’t like the explicit descriptions of sex. I don’t think the story required it, and while we all know that the Greek gods are often full of trickery and up to no good with humans, and allusion to that, rather than great detail (and revisiting that detail) would have been much more tasteful in my opinion. I also never saw it coming, after the first half of the book was very clean. That unfortunately left a negative impression, despite my initial enjoyment of the story and fascination with the characters. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
cattouch More than 1 year ago
Theo went back to graduate school after trying to teach 12 year old's Latin. She loves being back in the academic world around people who actually love speaking and learning the classics. She even gets a chance to teach Latin to first year students. Her Professors are an interesting group and two of them are more than just interested in her. She falls in love with Grant but he seems to run hot and cold. The head of her department starts to romance her and Theo doesn't know what to believe. After a betrayal, Theo finds out her professors are really former Greek gods that she loved to read about but now she needs to find and rescue Grant ( who has become mortal to be with her) after Zeus hid him away after she rejected him for Grant. Interesting story. .
Sami_Creech More than 1 year ago
Theodora can’t wait to get out of Sneed and go back to school to get her doctorate and move on to bigger and better things. She is tired of teaching Latin to a bunch of kids who are forced to take the class and wants to be able to teach it to people who want to learn the language and over it just as much as she does. One of the first people Theo meets is Julian. While he looks nice enough to eat there is just something about him that sets her warning bells off. After a rather intriguing meeting with Julian which gets interrupted by her advisor Dr. Waterman she meets a young man named Grant. Theo is drawn to Grant like a moth to a flame. Grant has never felt anything quit like what he feels when he is around Theo. Julian is not one to be ignored the way he sees it he saw her first and means to make her his at any cost. What will happen when Theo learns the truth about these people? What happens when a young lady gets stuck in between a long held grudge between two Gods? Will true love finally win over the meddlesome Gods? 
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Theodora Fairchild is so happy to be going to graduate school at John Winthrop University where she can study Latin. This is her passion. When she meets Grant Proctor her life changes. She loves him. However, he holds back, but their attraction is powerful. What will happen when she learns his secret? He is Prometheus,one of the Titans. In fact, the rival for her love, Julian d'Amboise, the head of the Classical Language and History Department, is the king of the gods. This story is memorable. Which suitor will win Theo? The twist and turns kept me on the edge of my seat. The characters were intriguing. I loved the thought of the gods fraternizing with us. The dialogue and the atmosphere added to the tension. This was such an interesting premise. I was hooked. I needed to know if Theo and Grant would find their HEA. Marissa Doyle did a excellent job. This book had it all love, revenge and redemption.
mysticrosetiger More than 1 year ago
This book is a good read. Theo and Grant story is when you believe in love, love can defeat all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
For Theodora Fairchild, graduate school is a dream. The professors are fighting over her, she gets to study Latin with others who share her passion…and she meets Grant Proctor. He’s as shy as she is, and oh so handsome.  As she gives in to her feelings for the man who’s stolen her heart, someone seems determined to keep them apart—no matter the consequences. There are evil forces at work, and they have plans for Theo that don’t include Grant. When Grant disappears, surviving the semester becomes the least of Theo’s worries, and relying on her wits and wisdom may be the only thing to help her save her true love. Review: I really liked this story, it had a great mystery, romance and with Gods thrown into the mix! **Spoilers** I liked the inventive way the Author used Graduate school as a place were Gods and Goddesses who have been almost forgotten go to live and survive in the modern world. Theo decides to go back to school and get her graduate degree and from the start Theo feels at home with these kindred spirits.  She meets Grant right away and you can feel the bond developing between the two of them, but Grant is so shy.  There were a few times I wanted to shake Grant, so he would be more forthcoming with Theo, but it would have messed up the whole plot otherwise.  I liked Theo, she is smart and sensitive and a great partner for Grant.  I loved Grant aside from wanting to shake him a couple of  Once you learn who Grant is you can see the reasoning behind how he is and why he is the way he is and it makes you like him even more. The Author does a good job of keeping us in the dark as the story begins to unfold.  There were times that I guessed who was a God and which one, but others really surprised me.  I had really no idea who Grant really was until the scene when it was revealed.  I really enjoyed the inter-weaving of mythology through the story and how Theo has to use this knowledge to save Grant. Great Story!  Will definitely pick up more of her books. 4Stars
lchardesty More than 1 year ago
Theo is a graduate student excited to get her advanced degree in classical studies so she can stop teaching Latin to kids, and start teaching to students who actually want to learn it. At the university, she meets Grant Proctor, an intriguing new teaching fellow.  I just LOVED the nerdy atmosphere of this novel. The university setting, the characters who were all as obsessed with and knowledgeable about Classic Greek and Roman history, languages, and literature, it was like coming home even though the classics aren't my nerddom of choice.  Marissa Doyle has a way of pulling you into a novel and not letting go. I gasped at a particular plot twist, and stayed up way past my bedtime to finish this book.  Theo is a fun, nerdy character, and I loved her relationship with Grant. Even when I was frustrated with his behavior, I felt for him and rooted for their relationship.  I highly recommend this book. Marissa Doyle has officially taken her place as one of my favorite authors. I look forward to reading more from her.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: By Jove Author: Marissa Doyle Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC Published: 6-14-2014 ISBN: 13-978-1-62266-571-6 ASIN E-Book: B00KP86AGA Pages: 239 Genre: Romance Tags: Overall Rating: Great Reviewed For: NetGalley, Entangled Publishing LLC, Sizzling PR Reviewer: DelAnne On page one my interest was grabbed and held; by page three I could not read fast enough to find where this story would go next. Theodora Fairchild has left her teaching position to come to John Winthrop University to do her graduate studies. It seems their is a bit of a rivalry between the Roman studies under Dr. Author Waterman and Greek studies under Dr. Julian d'Ambrose. Each vying for Theo who has already set her schedule for Latin and Roman. Then she meets Grant Proctor, a Visiting Fellow from The Eleusinian Institute, working with Dr. Waterman. The sparks fly between Theo and Grant, something some of the faculty and staff are far less than happy with. As they try to explore their budding relationship malevolent events conspire to tear them apart. I loved the fast pace of the book and Lord knows Marissa Doyle returned me to my own studies of Greek vs Roman Mythology. Once I finished By Jove I wanted to read it all over again, just so I could laugh, smile and cry all over again. With humor and snappy dialog Ms. Doyle draws you in and holds you ensnared to the very end. Believe me this is one story you do not want to miss. Once you have read it you will be keeping it close to read it again and again. I can not wait to see what Marissa Doyle comes out with next. If it is anything like By Jove and will be snapping it up as quickly as I can.