Welcome to my post for The Nymph's Labyrinth by Danica Winters! Before I get to my review and giveaway, here's the info for those who don't know about the book...
Shape-shifting nymph Ariadne Papadakis is tasked with keeping the truth of the group’s existence and their ancient mysteries far out of reach of the American archeologist, Beau Morris and his troublemaking son, Kaden. When forgotten and forbidden passions are awakened, Ariadne is forced make a choice—fall in line and continue to be overrun and pushed down by the sisterhood, or follow her heart and put Beau and Kaden’s lives in danger.
Can she have the man she loves or will the pressure and secrets of her past keep her from her heart’s desire?
Now for my thoughts:
My rating: 4/5
Such a wonderful, Greek mythology inspired book! The Nymph's Labyrinth was fantastic.
I LOVE Greek mythology, so I delight in reading books inspired by it. And this book did not disappoint.
Ariadne, yes the one from the Theseus myth, was a lovely heroine. However, at the beginning, she's kind of a door mat. There was a reason for that, so it didn't bother me too much. Especially toward the ends when she toughened up and refused to let anyone run all over her. She's a likable heroine. I felt that she was easy to relate to. Because of the curse on the nymphs, she can't fall in love without putting anyone in danger, but, after millennium of never being able to be in love, she longs for the one thing that she can't have. That element made her a sympathetic character that anyone can support.
Beau was just as wonderful. His life's dream is to find the labyrinth and prove to everyone that all his research is real and not just some fantasy. Of course, that puts him at odds with Ariadne, whose job it is to make sure no one ever finds the labyrinth. But that doesn't stop either of them from falling in love, though neither admits it at first. Their relationship was complicated, to say the least. But I love how it ended for them-and I won't say any more on that subject :)
Beau was also a very sweet father to his son and it was absolutely adorable to watch. Honestly, he was just all around amazing. A truly lovely hero.
Kaden, Beau's son, was a rather important secondary character. Though he was resentful at first because he hadn't seen his father since her was 10-and he is now 18-he changes during the course of the book and becomes a lovable boy. I can't say too much about what happens with him without giving away some important parts of the book, but I will say that Kaden will definitely win your heart.
The plot was a little slow at first, which made me knock off a point, but it picked up after the first quarter or so and kept me hooked. There are definitely a few surprises along the way the keep things interesting. And the ending was brilliant.
Once again, a wonderful, romantic take on Greek mythology! Any lovers of romance will love this book.
Now for the fun part: the giveaway! Good luck :)
About the Author:
Danica Winters is an Amazon best-selling romance author based in Montana. She is known for writing award-winning books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and often a touch of magic. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Montana Romance Writers, and Greater Seattle Romance Writers. She is a contributor to magazines, websites, and news organizations. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, the outdoors, and the bliss brought by the printed word.
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