Heart of Fire (Blood of Zeus #2)
by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Meredith Wild and USA Today Bestselling Author Angel Payne
Book #2 in the series
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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He’s forged from heaven. She’s promised to hell.
Professor Maximus Kane can no longer deny his passion for his stunning yet mysterious student, Kara Valari. But surrendering to their desires carries more consequences than just violating the Alameda University conduct codes. Kara has defied her destiny. Higher directives have been violated. Now there’s hell to pay.
It’s a crisis for which there seems no solution, until the explosive secrets of Maximus’s bloodline are exposed. Despite all his doubts and fears, Maximus has no choice but to accept help from his enigmatic father, which means coming to terms with his heritage and embracing a bizarre new world of gods and demons. Because somewhere in that world—in the strange and sordid secrets surrounding his past—is the key to protecting Kara’s future. Nothing has ever meant more to him than saving the treasure of her life and the fire of her heart.
While earth’s lower realms seek payback for Kara’s transgressions, Kara finds a new ally in a surprising place: the Valari matriarch herself. Beneath the scrutiny of the world press, Veronica orchestrates a plan to protect her daughter by doing what she does best—shining the spotlight on her. But by her side, Maximus can’t escape the glare of the paparazzi.
Can they buy time and blind their enemies with Kara’s fame? Or will Hollywood’s new “it” couple and their forbidden love incite more vengeance than they’d ever bargained for?
Lita T’s Book Review: 4 Stars
Heart of Fire (Blood of Zeus # 2) by Meredith Wild, Angel Payne picks up with Maximus knowing Zeus is his father. Maximus has true feelings for Kara and their relationship is making severe waves. Kara has broken her family obligations which has stirred up a bee’s hive. While Zeus tries to forge a relationship with his son he also has to smooth things over with his brothers, especially Hades since Kara is part of his world. Kara’s mother does what she does best to keep her daughter safe. I truly enjoyed this story, part of the enjoyment for me is my love for Greek Mythology. Learning about Maximus and his past , why he couldn’t remember his early years and the interaction with Hades kept me quite interested. Now it seems Hades has a real interest in Kara that is the set up to the end of this book and the beginning of the finale to book 3. The ending has me chomping at the bit for book 3 and how this story will be brought to it’s final conclusion. A 4 star read for me. I hope to get more about Zeus, Maximus’s mother and of course Hera. Like I said I love Greek Mythology and if Hera is true to form she has a hand in some of what is going on. Boy oh boy!!!!!
Bettina A’s Book Review: 4 Stars
To be honest I was going to give this book a 3.5 stars but the ending boosted it up to a 4. I love the connection between Maximus and Kara. I just felt like the book was dragging along. At times it was too detailed and it made the book seem slow. There were good parts in the book but the end was the best. It kind of is a cliffhanger but not a horrible one that would have you ready to throw your device at a wall. I am not intrigued by Kara’s brother, Jaden. I kind of hope he gets a book to be honest. I am excited to see how the next book plays out
Heart of Fire by Meredith Wild
Tanya Rae’s rating: 4 of 5 stars
Heart of Fire is the second book in the Blood of Zeus series. This is a continuation of Professor Maximus Kane and Kara Valari’s story and is a retelling of a mythological tale.
This story starts where Blood of Zeus left off. I love the chemistry between Maximus and Kara.
I felt that this was a slow burn story and at times dragged a bit. However the story does pickup and finishes with a great ending and knowing there will be a book #3 helps. Fate of Storms book #3 will be out in May of next year.
Blood of Zeus (book #1)
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Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author. After publishing her debut novel Hardwired in September 2013, Wild used her ten years of experience as a tech entrepreneur to push the boundaries of her “self-published” status, becoming stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstore chains nationwide and forging relationships with the major retailers.
In 2014, Wild founded her own imprint, Waterhouse Press, under which she hit No. 1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Publishers Weekly, and The Examiner. Her foreign rights have been sold in over 23 languages.
USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne loves to focus on high-heat romance starring memorable alpha men and the women who love them. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the action-packed Bolt Saga and Honor Bound series, Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), the intertwined Cimarron and Temptation Court series, the Suited for Sin series, and the Lords of Sin historicals, as well as several standalone titles.
Angel is a native Southern Californian, leading to her love of being in the outdoors, where she often reads and writes. She still lives in Southern California with her soul-mate husband and beautiful daughter, to whom she is a proud cosplay/culture con mom. Her passions also include whisky tasting, shoe shopping, and travel.
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