Thursday, May 30, 2013

Immortally Yours review

 Immortally Yours

I really wanted to love Immortally Yours by Angie Fox, the first in the MASH series. The premise was so promising and just different enough from anything else I'd seen to make me really look forward to reading the book. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy the execution and was disappointed.

The hero, Galen, is described as a "strong, sensitive, braver-than-death type guy" but I didn't get that when I was reading. I saw a pushy alpha who doesn't care if the woman he loves gets tortured for eternity as long as he gets his way which is not attractive in a hero - at least not to me. He gets somewhat better toward the end of the book but for the first three quarters of the novel, I just didn't like him at all.

Petra was smart, dedicated, and pulled into a war she has no choice in or chance to escape. Her hesitance in regards to the prophecy is completely understandable but she also comes across a little pathetic and wishy washy when it comes to Galen. I'm the first to yell "don't fight fate!" at a book character (literally, I do that sometimes) but in this case, I really felt for Petra's concerns and didn't like Galen's heavy handed approach to forcing her hand.
Another significant problem was that Immortally Yours took too long to get anywhere and then the ending felt rushed. Half way through the book, not much had happened except Galen being high handed and Petra seesawing back and forth in her mind. Then, all of a sudden everything falls into place and it's over. It just didn't have a good flow for me.

I was disappointed with Immortally Yours but I know that other readers will enjoy Galen's insistence and Petra's inability to say no - and mean it.



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…

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