Brooke always said that his one true love was the sea... but he never guessed that it was true.
Wild as the seas he ruled, Poseidon was never one to listen when he was told to curb his wild ways. Passionate and untameable, Poseidon’s rages were as terrifying as the storms he whipped across the oceans of the world, but when he calmed, there was nothing to match his beauty. When the goddess’ rebellion divided the pantheon, Poseidon took refuge in the sea, and spent most of his time away from Olympus so he would not have to face the cruelty of the goddess’ betrayal.
After centuries of loneliness, Poseidon is once again absent from Olympus and unable to hear his brother’s call that the oracle’s promise had been fulfilled. But Poseidon has other things on his mind, a Californian surfer named Brooke Hart… and he can’t seem to get the memory of the shy blond’s eyes out of his head.
Brooke is a quintessential California surfer. Blond, tanned, and toned… but he’s also incredibly shy and avoids the limelight whenever possible. When one of the brashest, loudest, and cockiest surfers on the beach shows him some attention, it’s easier just to run away and take solace in the ocean until one day, his desire to be alone puts him in more danger than he could ever imagine, and his rescuer is none other than the Surf God he’d tried so hard to avoid. What he doesn’t know, is that Patrick is an actual god, and he must make a choice between his lonely life, or an option that seems too incredible to believe.
Rip Tide is book 2 in the New Olympians series. 32,000 words, with a HEA featuring a shy, loveable omega an alpha-god to claim him.
Rating: 3 and a half cups
FYI: I took a break in the middle of this book to read an ARC book for another author, which made the story feel a little disconnected but that's on me, not the author.
Brooke was meant for Poseidon. He lives for the water and just wants to surf, despite a secret fear of the ocean. I felt bad for him because he was a shy guy, socially awkward. His only friend was a jerk who was taking advantage of him. Sure, he may have said he was helping but who was he really helping?
Patrick/Poseidon is a lot less fiery than Zeus but let's face it, he still has the arrogance of a god. If I could control the waters, I'd probably be a bit arrogant too. He seems less concerned with revenge on the goddesses than Zeus but he wasn't married to Hera either.
The goddesses aren't about to let the gods find the keys to break their curse without a fight. Hera is vindictive, kind of like Zeus if you think about it (if he was the bad guy). The battle between them is heating up. They don't give a shit who they hurt in the process, innocence means nothing to them.
I have to say Hades is a real bastard in this book. The vindictive part of me hopes his mate makes him suffer some in/ his book. I was super excited for his book before this one but I'm kind of pissed at him now. He was really cold. Maybe he had his reasons but still. I am allowed to be pissed.
I didn't connect as much as I'd like to this couple. It could be Brooke was more of a pushover than I like; he needed a keeper for sure. I do love sassy and strong-willed bottoms. I liked Brooke well enough but I think I was missing that inner strength. Personal preference and all that. The story had some good elements to advance the series and I'm interested to see where it goes from here.
Hi. My name is Jordan K Prince. I live and breathe MM fiction. I am particularly fond of mpreg; I can never get enough. I'm in the process of writing my first MM novel, mpreg, of course.