Title: Deep Water
Series: Olympic Cove #3
Author: Nicola Cameron
Genre: Menage Romance/Fantasy
Published: August 9, 2015
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Poseidon, God of the Sea, has spent millennia alone due to a single terrible act. His consort Amphitrite has sworn never to forgive him, and he’s forced to live with the knowledge that he drove an innocent girl to her doom.
But when one of the Olympic Cove cottages gets an occupant with an all-too-familiar soul, Poseidon discovers that the Fates have given him a second chance. Now he must try to right the wrongs of the past and win back both his beloved consort and the mate he betrayed.
Assuming, of course, that the Mad Nereid Thetis doesn’t interfere…
Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Being a huge Greek mythology fan I get excited when I stumble on books that use it as the backdrop of a story. The Olympic Cove series is one of these books. So far there are three installments out, this being the third. Each book can be read as stand alones however, it is best to read this according to their publications. The plot is quite convoluted as well, so start with the first. Thankfully, Nicola Cameron did such a good job, I read the second book without getting lost.
Deep Water is not an MM, this is an MMF story involving Poseidon, Amphitrite and their long lost agapetos. The prophecy was clear, they the god and his wife were to have a third but finding that third would mean the beginning of the end of happiness. The series opens with Poseidon and Amphi separated for about seven thousand years. The loss of their agapetos seven millennia past drove a wound between the mates they never once thought could ever be healed. When the Fates inform Poseidon they used an old but never forgotten thread, the news spark the renewal of hope. Unfortunately, there is a weakness: the old soul is human.
The story is told from three main points of views as well as the POVs of some of the more important side characters. Where once the agapetos was female, now it is male so the confusion is mainly on the characters themselves.
Thetis is still around, unfortunately, and is getting meaner and more cunning. Her interference on the lives of Poseidon's territory is causing havoc on the environment and it is frustrating to read the gods and goddesses battle it out then deal with fighting on another day. Poseidon trying to right a wrong done eons ago is also wearing on him especially when his plans get waylaid by miscommunication and hardheadedness. The author managed to integrate the mythology into a contemporary setting and make it work. It was a fun read. In the end, there is an HEA and rightly so, the getting to that point was an interesting read of erotica and action with a dash of the mytho/sci-fi.
The only thing I should warn hardcore MM readers out there, this is an MMF and so involves scenes with between the the men and the men with Amphi. Yes, readers, there are quite a few MF scenes here as well as a lone FF. I must point out, it was a necessary read and it answered a whole lot of questions left open in the previous books.
"The addition of new characters and old in this addition to the series if wonderful and more than ever the mythology is brought to life once again making you feel like you are right there living it!" ~Book Junky Girls
“I highly recommend this book, and the entire series. I recently reviewed Books 1 & 2, so if you missed that review, check it out (here.) If you are into a contemporary fantasy with a Greek God flair, these books would be for you.” ~
Love Bytes Reviews
“Once again, Nicola Cameron beautifully melds genres with Deep Water, making it a big, juicy read for fans of m/m romance, erotica, fantasy, adventure, and the paranormal. If you're a fan of even one of these (hell - even if you're not!), do yourself a favour and dive into this series. You will NOT be sorry.” ~Author L.D. Blakely
“What a great book!! I loved it, and I was very excited to read it. The first two stories in the "Olympic Cove" series were great, so I pretty much counted the days until this one was available.” ~Amazon Reviewer
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