Book #1 of the Monster M*A*S*H Series
by Angie Fox
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… ~Add on Goodreads
At a Glance
I wasn’t blown away by Immortally Yours, but I found the concept refreshing and the characters entertaining. It was a good read overall.
Here’s The Story…
Petra is a doctor in a world of paranormal beings. Forced to leave her life on earth because of her half-fairy blood, she’s now a surgeon for the soldiers of the war of Gods. She wants nothing to do with the tedious war, but she has no choice. Her desolate existence brightens when a soldier/demi-god comes across her table. Seeing that the demi-god (Galen) is about to die, Petra keeps his soul tethered to his body with her unique ability to interact with ghosts. With Galen now alive and kicking, Petra fears that he will reveal her secret ability, an ability that can mean her torturous death. Because her gift may just be the answer to ending the war. Can Galen convince Petra of her destiny? Will Petra let someone into her heart even though it means lowering her defenses?
A War of Gods…
Immortally Yours is a fast and fun read. The premise is very interesting. I am a sucker for Greek Mythology. A war between old and new Gods has been waged and the good little soldiers and doctors, no matter if they are half-human or pure paranormal, all have to do their part…forever. These are life sentences for non-immortals since the war shows no signs of slowing down. Luckily, or unluckily, good ol’ Dr. Petra Robichaud is destined to stop this silly war, or is she?
Petra and Galen…
Petra has strength and determination when it comes to her job, but when it comes to her powers and future, she is a delicate flower. She tried to push the war-stopping prophecy once before and nothing but bad came out of it. Now, she truly believes she is not the one destined to end the fighting. Galen thinks differently. He has seen her at her most vulnerable and her most powerful. He sees the truth, even if he doesn’t have proof. He has faith that Petra will do the right thing because he believes in her even when she doesn’t believe in herself. I was awed by how much faith Galen puts into their destiny. It was a nice change for the girl to be the pessimist and the guy to be all love and peace (of sorts). Don’t get me wrong, Galen is still dangerous, strong, and lethal in many ways, but he also has this soft side I found super cute. Petra’s reluctance and self-pitying attitude was a little annoying, but I think she grew as a character in the end, so it didn’t bother me too much. Gotta have the drama somewhere, right?
The side characters had a wealth of personality. Each one had their own obvious story that I wish I knew more about. Petra’s roommates actually made it more fun reading this book. The whole book has this somewhat light-hearted, funny feel to it, even when things got serious. The world-building was superb as well. This is like no other book I have ever read. The odd creatures gave it the extra spice it needed to keep things interesting.
It took me a little while to get into the story for some reason. I am not sure why, it just didn’t grab me right away.
I feel like the story skipped some development stages. Like the relationship building is almost nonexistence. Petra and Galen don’t really spend too much time together before they love each other and their familiarity with each other was just odd. And character motivations are very vague.
This one is a little hard to explain, but I felt like parts of conversations were skipped. I had to reread some convos to see if I missed something because someone’s response didn’t make sense based on what was just said.
The whole story was a little hokey, and the ending was very convenient.
We definitely get sex. It took some time to get full-blown sex scene, but when it finally happened, I was pink in the cheeks. Hehe. The romance was really hot, no doubt about that.
This was the first book I have read by Angie Fox. I might not have fallen in love with Immortally Yours, but I enjoyed reading it. I think the unique premise and world-building is definitely a plus and deserves praise. I would recommend this book to those who are looking for a different kind of paranormal romance.
Monster M*A*S*H Series:
Book #1: Immortally Yours
Book #2: Immortally Embraced (Feb. 2013)