Friday, September 21, 2012

Review: Immortally Yours by Angie Fox

Title: Immortally Yous
Author: Angie Fox
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: M.A.S.H. #1 
Publisher: St Martins
Source: Netgalley

No one patches up the incoming wounded like Dr. Petra Robichaud. Recruited by the gods for her uncanny medical skills, she’s the best M*A*S*H surgeon in the army. Along with a nosy guard sphinx,vegetarian werewolf, and otherparanormal paramedics, she bandages soldiers who are built like Greek gods (literally). But when one sexy immortal ends up on her operating table—half dead and totally to-die-for—Petra’s afraid she’ll lose her patient and her heart…
Commander Galen of Delphi is one gorgeous but stubborn demi-god. When his spirit tries to slip out of his fatally wounded body, Dr. Petra has to slip it back in—unwittingly revealing her ability to see ghosts. Now that Galen knows her secret, he’s convinced she’s part of an ancient prophecy. If the oracles are right, Petra could lead Galen’s army to peace. And if he seduces her on the way to hell and back? Heaven knows—all’s fair in love and war (goodreads)

This is one of those books that even weeks after I've read it, I'm still trying to decide why I didn't love it more. It had a lot of potential.  The secondary characters were lovable, the hero was crush-worthy, the heroine was witty & independent, but somewhere about the 70% mark the book took a nose dive for me and I never really recovered from events that just seemed a little to far fetched to be believable for me. Petra also changed from being a tough as nails Doctor to someone who all of a sudden realized she couldn't be without Galen and instead of me finding it endearing, I found it annoying.  

Another thing that made Immortally Yours hard for me to read was that it's supposed to be humorous, and while I love a good lol paranormal romance, but this one just didn't do it for me. I wish I could put into words why, but again, I just can't. However, while this book wasn't for me, I'm giving it three stars because I was able to finish it & the writing was solid and I liked all of the characters~I just didn't connect enough to the main characters enough to give it a higher rating.