Early Review: Immortally Yours (Monster M*A*S*H #1) by Angie Fox

August 18, 2012 Review 3 ★★★

*This title will be released on August 28, 2012*

Immortally Yours

(Monster M*A*S*H #1)
by Angie Fox

Genre: Paranormal Romance | Excerpt: Yes
Book Trailer: No
Reviewed by: Abigail | Source: Netgalley

  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks; First Edition edition (August 28, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0312546661
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312546663

Rating

Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying.

Sexual Content

Scenes of sensuality. Sex scenes

Description

IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE GODS… 

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…

NOTHING IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN LOVE

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…

Review

Slightly misleading cover aside (I would have bet money this was a vampire book), IMMORTALLY YOURS, the first book in Angie Fox’s Monster M*A*S*H paranormal romance series is a fast, fun read with an out of this world premise.  The old and new gods from Greek mythology are in an epic war and both sides are drafting from the human/semi-human population for life long duty.

On the front lines is Dr. Petra Robichaud, a half-fairy with a dangerous secret. She accidentally exposes herself to a demi-god in order to save his life and all hell breaks loose.  The romance was primarily attraction based for most of the book, which is vastly preferable to insta-love, but did keeps things fairly superficial.  Galen is the classic PNR hero: gorgeous, dangerous, and determined.  Petra fits the classic mode too: smart, standoff-ish, and unknowingly sensual (according to the hero).

I completely loved the worldbuilding and setting–the series name says it perfectly.  I also appreciated the lighter tone and humor that carried through IMMORTALLY YOURS.  On the flip side, Petra had her moments of frustration for me.  Her reluctance to get involved with Galen had no logical reason at first.  She had zero prospects, and he was a hot hero who was totally in to her, yet she freaked out and tried to get rid of him numerous times…and much later on when we get an explanation for her hesitancy,  it just felt contrived.

As my first full novel by Angie Fox, I can definitely see the appeal.  The characters are smart and the dialogue is humorous.  The mix of modern with ancient mythology feels fresh and provides a great backdrop for a series.  Character motivations weren’t as strong as they could have been, and some of the paranormal romance tropes could be considered cliche rather than classic by some readers. I had enough fun that I’ll be signing on for another tour of duty when IMMORTALLY EMBRACED, the second book in the Monster M*A*S*H series, hits shelves in February 2013

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3 Responses to “Early Review: Immortally Yours (Monster M*A*S*H #1) by Angie Fox”

  1. Vanessa

    I just LOVE Angie Fox’s books and it sure sounds like she has another winner coming out this month. Thanks for the review… I am uber hyped to read it!

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