Liberty Smith is certain putting two thieves in charge of a pawn shop is a terrible idea, even in Olympic View, tourist attraction and home to some people with unusual skills. Fresh out of prison, Liberty's ready to go straight, all the way to Omaha if necessary, and take her baby brother Frank with her. Organizing the junk passing for inventory at Titan Pawn and the employees who aren't all what they seem was never part of the plan.
Justin Barrett is a fine cop, just like his father before him. His only weak spot? The girl he put in prison who now has blood on her hands. Literally. To save pain-in-the-neck Frank and free Liberty to leave Olympic View, Justin joins a very strange mission. To 1983. With an odd watch and Liberty in the shortest red dress it's been his pleasure to see.
Greek Gods Bearing Gifts is reunion-story, sexy paranormal romance (75,000 words) featuring the charming god of thieves, two people who never stopped loving, and the underworld's all-you-can-eat rib buffet.
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I have always had a thing for Greek mythology. Whether it's movies: Jason and the Argonauts, Clash of the Titans, Disney's Hercules or TV: The Legendary Journeys of Hercules, Xenia Warrior Princess, I have been a fan. Unfortunately, I have only read 2 different romance series by authors that touched on Greek Mythology. There are many more Middle and YA book, but those really aren't my genres. All this to say, when I saw that Cheryl Harper had a new series coming out featuring the folks from Mount Olympus, I knew I would have to get my hands on this book. So, a female thief, one that has done prison time is a unique female heroine. Add in the hot ex-boyfriend cop who put her in jail, and you just know there will be some clashes and sparks flying. But that's not all! We have a pawn shop owned by the god of thieves, inter-family drama, items of power and time travel. There is just never a dull moment. Ms. Harper stated that this story was a mash up of several things, including two of her favorite tv shows: Leverage and Warehouse 13. I can totally see it. And it was a thrilling ride, learning all about the descendants of the Greek Gods and the talents their progeny lines have developed. This book was a fun filled romp from beginning to end and I can't wait to read the next installment. I am giving this book a solid 4 star rating for keeping me so totally engaged and amused. Thanks to Goddess Fish and Cheryl Harper for the opportunity to read and review the book.
A fun blend of mythology and contemporary romance. 4.5 stars "Greek Gods Bearing Gifts" by Cheryl Harper is the story of the Smith siblings, Liberty and Frank, who have a family tradition of theft and other shady behaviors. Justin Barrett has a checkered history with Liberty, not least because his career choice in law enforcement is diametrically opposed to the philosophy of the Smith family and their heritage as scions of Hermes, god of thieves and trickery. Nevertheless, Justin has definite goals with respect to Liberty in mind, and if he has to suspend disbelief, travel through time, and help out a very odd pawn shop by bending the rules slightly to accomplish his goals, he’s willing. Or is he? This fun fantasy novel blends Greek mythology and elements of contemporary society in an imaginative tale that is filled with unexpected twists that do a great job of incorporating myth and reality. The unconventional romance fits perfectly into the quirky sequence of events with the wonderfully odd characters who keep appearing. I love the character Tim and the idea that not only are the gods of legend alive and well (and meddling as usual), but that there is an enforcement branch, called the Fourteen. The complicated relationship between the main characters is a wonderful combination of spice and frustration with a delightful connection between them, even as the characters are given depth by their past experiences, painful as they have been. The author paints great word portraits that say so much in a pithy statement, e.g. “That made it a bigger mystery why he’d always made her clothes fall off. Like some kind of weird allergy, everything she wore was suddenly too tight, too restrictive, wrong when he was around.” and “First, he’d made her love him. Then he’d put her in jail.” Who could fail to be curious about how the relationship was going to develop after reading these sentences? This is a refreshing and entertaining romp and I am terribly curious about what else will be uncovered in the wacky place called Titan Pawn, not to mention wondering about the rest of the mysterious team who works there. I look forward to reading more tales in this deliciously entertaining series. A copy of this title was provided to me for review purposes.