Meet Ares God of War, the greatest Warrior the world has ever known. He's moody, grumpy, dominant, ravenously sexual, and above all, built like a Greek God.
Suspected of killing his Daughter in-Law, Psyche, and long in exile from Olympus, the solitude of Ares' secluded Greek Isle is interrupted when Magdalena MacLeod a plucky little Fey washes up on his shore after believing she's been shipwrecked. It's not mere fate that has brought the unlikely couple together yet it may be what tears them apart.
Branded with a golden chastity belt bearing the mark of Cernunnos, Celtic God of the Forest and Death, Alena has been on the run from her husband the Great Horned God for 200 years.
When the Olympians discover her presence on Ares' island, they send Apollo to the island while Ares is away with orders to bring her to Olympus. With nowhere to run and strikes a bargain with the God of War--her virginity for his protection.
Ares sees a sweeter deal; her in his bed and himself back in his rightful place on Olympus among the Gods. If it means turning Alena over to Zeus afterward, well that's of no consequence to him...is it?
After Alena proves herself to the God of War in battle and in his bed, the Ares must choose between his Divinely Dysfunctional Family, his pride, and Alena.
Get lost in this sweeping dark saga of lust, rage, revenge, and redemption. Battle Ancient Gods while falling in love with Ares God of War and Alena MacLeod. They share a love that will rock the world from the heights of Olympus to the Celtic moors.The Heart of War contains scenes of graphic sex and violence. As such, this novel is intended for ADULTS ONLY it is NOT recommended for the Faint of Heart or for the Harlequin/Avon/"Twilight" reader.
The Heart of War is an enjoyable story that deals heavily with Greek mythology. Ares, the god of war, is in exile from Olympus and lives on an island with some guards and a harem of women. Ares is basically a big, arrogant jerk. He uses these women for sex, he doesn't really have any feelings for them.
One day a fey woman named Magdalina (also knows as Maggie and Alena) washes up on his shore. She has no idea how she got there, her memories of recent events are pretty sketchy. One thing she remembers is the fact that she has been on the run for several years from Cernunnos .
Even though Ares is suspicious of Maggie, he treats her well and lets her live in his home. He looks at her differently than the other women in his home, and a romance ensues. This is a fairly long book and has a lot of information. Greek mythology lovers will definitely like this book. There is also a lot of graphic sex and violence involved, so it's not a lighthearted love story.
The author did a wonderful job with the world-building and back story. You can easily imagine this world the author describes, though I thought the book was almost too wordy. I actually caught myself getting bored in parts of the book. I do think the book could have been shortened a bit, but overall I thought it was a good, original story. If you're not uncomfortable with violence and erotica, you should give this book a shot!
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