When Medusa was beautiful, finding a man to love her was easy. Poseidon fought for glances from her heavy-lidded eyes against suitors who proposed whenever she left her house. Even goddesses weren’t treated with such worship.
Athena grew jealous. She allowed Medusa to be violated in the Parthenon and turned her into a monster for her indiscretion.
Now when Medusa stares into the eyes of men, they scream as their skin hardens into stone. A caress against her cheek will be rewarded with the poisonous bites of the snakes that slither on her head.
No man is brave enough to approach her, until Perseus is ordered by the gods to kill her.
When they meet, desire sizzles between them. They are willing to risk it all-death, the wrath of the gods, the destruction of their families-if it means they can spend one more night together.
Medusa’s Desire is about Medusa, how she started off as a beautiful, young, and pure woman, trying to make a living to support her family, as her father gambled everything they had away. Things were going okay, up until a vicious rumor started, and Medusa was thrown out of her home. Staying one night secretly at Athena’s temple, Medusa had something horrible happen to her, and in turn was accused by Athena herself for doing wrong in her temple, and cursed Medusa into a gorgon.
Many years passed, as Medusa lived in Hades lord of the underworlds domain. Up until Perseus shows up on a quest from the Gods to kill her. Instead of killing her, he falls for her. Rescues her from Hades Realm, and from there the embark on an adventure of their own, on a conquest to fight the Gods. On their travels they come across Andromeda, chained up on a cliff, as a sacrifice from her people.
They rescue Andromeda, and from their the adventure takes all sorts of twists and turns. Going from romantic warm moments, to a lot insecure moments from all parties.
I’m not sure how I really feel about this book, it was really good at the beginning, then about half way through I got a little bored, then near the end I was sad, very sad. I liked it enough to give it a 3-3.5 but I’m not fully sure on whether I will continue on with the series or not, it’s something I will have to ponder on for a bit.