Monday, 1 June 2015

Book: Goddess of the Grove by Mandy M Roth

Title: Goddess of the Grove
Series: Druid (#2)
Author: Mandy M Roth
From: Review Copy
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Release Date: 10th April 2007
Challenges: 2015 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (1 point)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

For four years, Korey O'Caha has been watching and admiring Gigi, a bar maid at his cousin's pub, and lamenting the fact he can never have her. With his cousin now happily married, Korey can't help but feel jealous of Coyle. But when a dark druid turns up at the pub he learns something new about his sweet, innocent human, something Gigi didn't want him to know, especially as she thinks he's mortal.

Korey and Gigi were both introduced in the previous book, Sacred Places and that made them even more interesting as characters, mostly Korey as Gigi only played a minor role in the previous book, but even so I enjoyed their story for the tension that had already been created.

The passion was definitely there with Korey and Gigi, both when they were actually in sexual situations and when they were just talking. But there was definitely something more to their relationship. A depth and understanding that is often skipped over in shorter books but not in this one. I also thought that the ending (surrounding a certain child and flowers) fit with the characters and the story perfectly.

There was more to learn about the culture and the history of the druids in Goddess of the Grove and I thought that that added to the series as a whole. I always find it interesting to learn more about the world an author has created. For a short novella, Goddess of the Grove certianly gave good world building.

I really enjoyed Goddess of the Grove and I'm looking forward to more in the series.