Love, Lies, and Ragnarök
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Mythology
Book Length (Est.): 508 Pages
Surviving Graduate School ~ Falling in Love ~ Preventing Ragnarök
Graduate student Caroline Capello has always been more comfortable with books than people. She’s just moved to the University of Chicago to become the world’s foremost authority on Norse mythology, making her the only member of her family to leave San Diego, and the family business.
But she’s wondering if she’s just made the biggest mistake of her life.
When Loki, the enigmatic and irresistibly sexy Norse trickster god, appears in her studio apartment, Caroline is forced to question everything she’s learned.
Do the gods exist? Are the legends about Ragnarök, the apocalyptic battle that destroys the gods and ends the Nine Realms, actually true?
Or is she losing her mind?
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
If you’re not interested in Norse Mythology then this book will not appeal to you as it’s a large part of the storyline. It’s a portrayal of Loki unlike one I’ve ever read before and one I thoroughly enjoyed. It shows a side to the God of Lies that only can be told by someone who loves him…Caroline.
Loki is a misjudged god who has gone through more pain than any one single person should. His motives have always been good, at least in his eyes, but it is his execution of those that never end quite the way he’d planned. I liked him, more so toward the end of the book, in the beginning he seemed more arrogant and sometimes downright unkind. And glimpsing him through his mirages made him seem more real and easily more likeable.
“I’ll ruin you for all mortal men.”
Caroline is a little strange, to say the least. She keeps swaying between Loki being real and thinking she’s losing her mind. But no matter how upset she is with him she falls into his arms anywhere any time he shows up. I couldn’t decide if that made her incredibly easy or just trying to enjoy the figment of her imagination she thought was causing him. Either way, her heart will learn what her body has known since the second she laid eyes on him.
“The hallucinations aren’t the problem at all. The problem is he stopped showing up.”
The Trickster’s Lover is a journey between myth and reality. It’s filled with secrets, journeys, and a love that’ll outlast Ragnarök.
For me the beginning was slow. It seemed more like Caroline was telling a story and until it caught up with the present I didn’t really care for it. However, even during the slow beginning there was an undertone that kept me pulled in. I wanted to see how the traditional mythology of Loki was twisted into the character he was in the book. Have to say I wasn’t disappointed.
My Favorite Moment is the ending. I loved Loki’s response to Mr. Capello’s question to Caroline.
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