A riotous romp through Olympus with goddesses for the 21st century. When a new goddess moves to Ambrosia Lane, Hera decides she’s finally had enough of her philandering husband. She offers herself and the crown of gods to Hades. Hades doesn’t want the crown, but he’ll take Hera. (Often and twice on Sunday.) He’s a heartless bastard–having had Aphrodite rip it out so he’d stop loving Persephone after he set her free. Persephone is scheming to get back to Tartarus with the aid of Thanatos, who trips on his leather trench coat and falls in love with her. Thanatos’ titan mother, Nyx thinks she’s past all the drama until she turns up pregnant. Demeter has secrets of her own and the new goddess Abstinence lands in a steaming centaur pile when she falls for the King of the Gods himself whose own dark needs could tear them apart. Come along for the ride as these goddesses take control of their Fate (or so they think) and find their Happily Ever Afters.
4 of 5 Stars
Ms. DeWylde gives the reader over the top romance and humor in her book, Desperate Housewives of Olympus. Have you ever wondered what its like for the Goddess wives sitting up on Olympus. Come to find out they are a lot like us, with their everyday woes and issues, but they have a bit more bang to them. Ms. DeWylde takes what we have perceived the Gods and Goddesses and throws that out the window and just makes them more fun. Yes, each is still the god or goddess of their area, but the personalities are so much more. Each featured God or Goddess or the story surprised me in some way. I fell in love with Hades and connected with Demeter with all the growth her had to go through.
If you like Greek Mythology with some humor and hotness to boot, Saranna DeWydle’s Desperate Housewives of Olympus is for you. I laughed so much while reading. At times there were a few who will remain nameless at had me wanted me to knock the upside their heads, but men will do that. Gods or not, I like that Ms. DeWylde gave a new look to Greek mythology. This was my book club read for February and I have to say all us ladies enjoyed the read.