Having heard non-stop hype for Neon Gods, going into Electric Idol before release I wasn’t sure what to expect. But I ended up loving this retelling of Psyche and Eros which is one of my favorite Greek myths. I cannot wait to read this entire series! Keep reading this book review for my full thoughts.
He was the most beautiful man alive.
And if I wasn’t careful, he was going to be my death.
*A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Psyche and Eros that’s as sinful as it is sweet.*
In the ultra-modern city of Olympus, there’s always a price to pay. Psyche knew she’d have to face Aphrodite’s ire eventually, but she never expected her literal heart to be at stake…or for Aphrodite’s gorgeous son to be the one ordered to strike the killing blow.
Eros has no problem shedding blood. But when it comes time to take out his latest target, he can’t do it. Confused by his reaction to Psyche, he does the only thing he can think of to keep her safe: he marries her. Psyche vows to make Eros’s life a living hell until they find a way out of this mess. But as lines blur and loyalties shift, she realizes he might take her heart after all…and she’s not sure she can survive the loss.
(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)
I have always loved Psyche’s story and Electric Idol is no exception. Robert retains elements from the original, while also offering sizzling chemistry and characters that were so relatable to me. This dual POV is a brilliant move in this enemies to lovers – or family enemies at least – as it establishes this attraction they cannot deny. Often we find ourselves denying our feelings, especially when it toes this line between someone who drives us up the wall.
Psyche and Eros come from such distinct separate worlds. Electric Idol gave me a better sense of the Demetrious sisters which only puts their lives in more contrast to Olympus. Their dynamic of a sunshine character who is so carefully constructing her own image versus a protective and convinced-he’s-no-good character wrapped me up. In Electric Idol I loved watching Psyche unfold, to see the cracks under her armor, how she contends with the fatphobia, and the ways both of them don’t see their own worth.
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How Eros is so convinced he’s not worth loving by anyone. How would that storyline not just utterly break my heart? With all these fake relationships, the line between the real feelings and vulnerability versus the pose pictures is explored. Electric Idol is sizzling with chemistry, but what truly sealed the deal is how Eros and Psyche have to contend with their own self-worth and love. Robert is quickly becoming an auto-buy author and I cannot wait for Wicked Beauty! Find Electric Idol on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, Bookshop.org & The Book Depository.